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Obese Americans

Free Market Economies May Encourage Obesity

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

Many people feel a little pudgy around the holidays. "Thanks a lot, peanut butter brownies and short-rib pierogis," you may be thinking, as you feel y...

Being Even A Little Overweight Increases Health Risks

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Lugging around a few extra pounds? One of the largest studies to look at health and weight finds that you don't have to be obese to r...

The Big Difference Between Overweight and Obesity

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristen Houghton

A blog by Maura Kelly concerning her distaste for the heavyweight characters in the new CBS show "Mike and Molly" caused a firestorm of controversy an...

Factory Farms, Big Pharma, Big Food: To Blame For The Obesity Epidemic?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

Through innovation and creativity we can create a new economy based on products and services that make people thin and healthy instead of sick and fat.

Combating Obesity: How and How Come

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

We're fat and it's killing us. Yet every cloud has a silver lining. Experts suggest that the rising rate of obesity will translate into shorter life spans, thus keep the Social Security system solvent. Ha!

Air France Tells Obese Fliers To Buy Second Seat, Will Refund If Flight Isn't Full

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Air France has clarified their position on overweight passengers, making it clear that larger passengers will be asked to buy a second ticket for 75% ...

Fat Pride Community: We're Being Scapegoated In Health Care Debate

nytimes.com | SUSAN SAULNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marilyn Wann is an author and weight diversity speaker in Northern California who has a message for anyone making judgments about her health based on ...