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Obesity in America

Being Fat In America

John Robbins | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
John Robbins

It's quite a world we live in it, isn't it? On the one hand, we have the Heart Attack Grill, whose 570-pound spokesman died this month at the age of 29. On the other, we have people like Natala and Matt Constantine, who have taken a different path.

Have Americans Literally Outgrown Heath Care? | By Amanda Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ann Silk, M.D., worries about her overweight patients. But Dr. Silk, an internal-medicine resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, isn...

The Good And Bad Effects Faith Can Have On Obesity

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Substantial research shows churches, synagogues and mosques can promote exercise, healthier diets and improved self-images. But cultural stigma appears to be keeping some overweight people from entering the doors of houses of worship.

First Lady Expands 'Let's Move' Obesity Initiative To Religious Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) First lady Michelle Obama has expanded her "Let's Move" initiative to reduce childhood obes...

Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead: How One Man Took Control Of His Eating Habits

Joe Cross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Cross

Next spring, I will release a documentary film entitled FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD. I'd never made a film before -- much less one in which I am the sub...

Science vs. Politics: Will A Soda Tax Really Lower Obesity Rates?

John E. Calfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John E. Calfee

In the case of diet and obesity, research based on correlations has provided contradictory evidence on the impact of soda prices or taxes; the most rigorous statistical studies tend to find no impact at all.

U.S. Obesity Rate Will Hit 42 Percent In 2050, Experts Say | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Just over one-third of American adults are obese. Though alarmingly high, this rate has remained relatively steady over the past decade, leading some public health experts to suggest that the obesity epidemic has peaked.

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...

Why We Should Tax Soda

Susan Yager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Yager

There is no question about it, smoking is bad for your health. But obesity is, perhaps, worse. And yet, we heavily tax tobacco but not soda.

Globesity: How The Social Norm On Weight Has Shifted

Carole Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carole Carson

The phenomenon raises an interesting question: When the majority of us are overweight, is anyone overweight?

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.

Fighting For The Future Health Of America's Youth

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Many leaders in the public and private sectors are creating initiatives to tackle childhood obesity. Yet nothing can replace the role of the family in the fight against childhood obesity.

Woman Will Donate $1 Million If College Staff Loses 250 Pounds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A health-conscious woman from Oregon will donate $1 million to Stephens College on one condition -- employees of the womens college lose a total of 25...

CNN Hero Linda Fondren Aims To 'Shape Up Vicksburg' Obesity Problem

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Linda Fondren owns a gym in Vicksburg, Miss., a city in which two-thirds of the population are overweight or obese. To counteract the trend of increas...

One Nation Overweight

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

One Nation Overweight recently debuted on CNBC, and highlighted some scary statistics about America's weight problems. How much do you think you know about obesity?

The Obesity Problem Starts At Birth: Parents Giving Children Too Much Food

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

I was sitting in a booth at the local Chinese restaurant and doing what I do all the time: baby watching. I am a frustrated grandfather wanna-be. I lo...

Put In Those Earbuds And Watch The Scale Numbers Go Down

Los Angeles Times | Jeannine Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away. But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and ...

Real Health(y) Care Reform: It's World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Karen Kisslinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Kisslinger

Far too little attention is given to the fact that it is well known that access to breast milk in infancy and beyond is protective against later childhood and later life obesity.

How Do We Become Fat?

Fred Hahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Hahn

You can't exercise your fat away ladies and gentlemen. You have to speak the correct language to your body if you wish it to release fat from your fat cells.

Food Fight At P.S. 9: Mother's Battle Against Junk Food Gets Extreme

New York Times | SUSAN DOMINUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MeMe Roth, a publicist and an Upper West Side mother of two, is getting really, really mad -- "and I do not mean angry," she clarified. "I mean mad, l...

New Rule: Size Matters

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Kick in the Tush Club: The Family "Fat" (Not Like The Family Jewels)

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

We teach by example. You can tell your kids till you are blue in the face that they should not eat junk but if you are imparting this wisdom with a bag of Cheetos in one hand... good luck!