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Obesity Health Risks

Obesity Kills 1 In 5 -- Four Times What Experts Thought

Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan Obesity appears to be deadlier than experts thought, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health. While pre...

This Just In: Obesity Is a Disease

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition In a landmark decision after years of a...

Few Americans Are Aware Of All Of Obesity's Health Risks, Poll Finds

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Heart disease and diabetes get all the attention, but what about the many other ways obesity can damage your health? Carrying too many ...

Do Heavy People Pay More For Gas?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

With gas prices reaching record highs in certain parts of the country, Americans are looking for someone to blame for their pain at the pump. But driv...

How Many Americans Will Be Obese By 2030!?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

If America's obesity trend continues at its current pace, all 50 states could have obesity rates above 44 percent by 2030, according to a new report f...

Your Fat Cells Control Your Brain

Stephen Barrie, ND | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Barrie, ND

Instead of sitting idly by, waiting for a famine or a jog, fat cells continuously send dozens of potent chemical signals to tissues throughout the body, including the brain and other organs.

Belly Bulge Can Be Deadly For Older Adults

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — If your pants are feeling a bit tight around the waistline, take note: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults, even those who aren...

Childhood Obesity's Contribution To Heart Attacks

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

We can no longer wait until our children "grow out of their baby fat". Unfortunately, today's kids keep their baby fat and continue to add to it throughout their lives.

Study: Obesity As Bad For Your Health As Smoking

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Being obese can take years off your life and in some cases may be as dangerous as smoking, a new study says. British researchers at the...