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Obesity Rates

Obesity in the U.S. and Europe on the Rise: A Comparison

Sam Cohen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Sam Cohen

Levels of obesity in adults and children are rising worldwide. The World Health Organization calls the rising level "an epidemic" citing sugary drinks and processed foods as the main culprits, along with an urban sedentary lifestyle.

Global Progress Against Obesity "Unacceptably Slow"

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

* Researchers say approach to tackling obesity must change * Food environments exploit people's vulnerabilities * Food i...

U.S. Obesity Rates Are Even Higher Than We Thought

Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 11/20/2014 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience NEW ORLEANS — The obesity rates of many U.S. states are actually higher ...

The Most Obese State Is...

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

The adult obesity rate in two states now exceeds 35 percent, and 20 states now have an obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new report lookin...

Your Plate Is the Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

If we limit our food purchases to things that we recognize as coming from a farm, foods that are fairly produced and are as local as possible, we will help nudge the system in the right direction, AND it might just be the weight-loss "diet" we've been looking for.

Diabetes On The Rise As Obesity Rates Climb

Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones Just by taking a look around, one might see that obesity has become a bigger problem over the last several decades. But changes in ...

9 Maps That Should Outrage Southerners

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that'...

U.S. Obesity Rates Drop For Preschoolers

Reuters | Ronnie Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters Health) - While U.S. rates of obesity haven't changed much in a decade, preschool age children are showing signs of a turnar...

Californians Are More Worried About Kids' Obesity Than Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

Californians are far more concerned about children becoming obese than using illicit drugs, a Field Poll released today reports. Since voters were ...

Average American Male's Body Looks Like THIS

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science

This is the average American male in his 30s. He doesn't look too bad, right? Well, here's how he stacks up against his international peers fro...

Physical Activity In Schools Is Essential To Reversing Childhood Obesity

Nate Whitman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nate Whitman

Physical activity and movement are critical components to obesity prevention. Yet, the large majority or our children do not achieve the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day.

Serious Childhood Disease Is On The Rise

Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 09/09/2013 04:38 PM EDT on LiveScience About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are "severely ...

Adult Obesity Rates Remain High but Held Steady

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

After decades of bad news, we're finally seeing signs of progress. Recently, we found that obesity rates remained level in every state except for one in the past year.

Playing 'The Black Card' Linked To High Blood Pressure, And More Health News This Week

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.16.2013 | Black Voices

While smoking, excess weight and age are all known risk factors for high blood pressure, a new trigger for hypertension has entered the consciousness ...

Man Told He Is Too Fat To Work In New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

After living in New Zealand for six years, a South African chef may be forced to leave the country because of his weight. New Zealand authorities ...

And The Fattest Country In The Hemisphere Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Mexico has overtaken the United States as the fattest country on this half of the globe, CBS News reports. With a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate,...

New Report Links Higher Obesity Rates With Lower Incomes

Posted 04.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 04/11/2013 09:13 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily The varying obesity rates seen across...

Qatar's Cultural Crisis: Wealth, Health, Wisdom, and Opportunity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Qatar is the richest country in the world. As such, it provides a vivid demonstration that money can't buy you health any more than it can buy you love. The converse, in fact, appears to be true: The wealth of Qatar is being purchased at the cost of its people's health.

Bloomberg: Poor Need Soda Ban Because They Can't 'Take Care Of Themselves'

Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday that he’s still going to fight for his soda ban that was struck down, a measure he thinks will greatly benef...

High Altitude Linked To Low Obesity Rate In Colorado

Posted 02.12.2013 | Denver

According to a new study published by the International Journal of Obesity, people living in high altitude states like Colorado are less likely to obe...

Obesity On The Rise: Whose Waistlines Are Growing In The U.S.?

Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Bad news: Obesity is on the rise for nearly all adult Americans. According to a recent poll, published by Gallup on Oct. 24, obesity rates have c...

Startling Health Issue On The Rise With Post 50s

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty

(Reuters) - Here's one more reason to dread aging: older Americans are seeing a greater increase in obesity rates, according to a survey released on W...

The Most (And Least) Obese States In America

Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By now, America's weight problem is well established: more than 35 percent of adults across the country are considered obese, with a BMI greater than ...

Catherine Pearson

The Condition Nearly 1 In 4 Teens Are Being Diagnosed With | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living

The number of teens in the U.S. with diabetes or prediabetes has skyrocketed in the last decade, jumping from 9 to 23 percent, new data finds. Othe...

Expanding Americans

Grace Nasri | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Grace Nasri

The good news: America is no longer the fattest country in the world. The bad news: Americans are fat, and they're getting fatter.