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America Obesity

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...

Childhood Obesity Rate Actually Declining: Report

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents

ATLANTA -- For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first e...

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...

Screening for Obesity: Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The updated advice from the Preventive Services Task Force about obesity screening harbors good, bad, and a bit of the downright silly.

Obesity: America's Next Great National Security Threat?

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

While obesity is traditionally considered a public health and medical issue, the rapid increase in the national prevalence of obesity and overweight is affecting America's ability to defend itself militarily and perform competitively in business.

Why Are We Getting Fatter?

Judy Farah | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Judy Farah

I live in California: land of a great climate and sunshine. In Sacramento, we have a beautiful 30-mile bike trail along the river where you can cycle, hike, jog or walk. Why was everyone getting fat?

More Than A Third Of U.S. Adults Are Obese, New Report Shows

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — America's obesity epidemic is proving to be as stubborn as those maddening love handles, and shows no sign of reversing course. More t...

The Countries That Eat The Most And The Least

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Usually, when people append the hashtag #firstworldproblems to their tweets, they're invoking situations that are, when it comes down to it, lesser bo...

Obesity Decreasing Slightly In America, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living

A recent Gallup poll shows a little bit of good news with regard to America's obesity epidemic: Obesity rates are decreasing slightly across most demo...

Can Walmart Solve America's 'Food Desert' Problem?

The Nation | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

On a map of “food deserts” in Chicago, a red bow-tie-shaped splotch covers parts of Englewood, a historically working-class neighborhood on the So...

Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Half of Americans will be obese by 2030 if things continue the way they are now, according to four new papers in the Lancet. And as a result, ther...

How Obese Is Your State?

Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

An annual report issued late last week took another close look at obesity rates across the United States. The report found one unfortunate trend: In ...

America Achieves Top Ten Status...But It Ain't Good

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Pirello

It's as though we don't even see food as food anymore, just the sum of its nutritional parts. We have lost touch with our intuition and fallen victim to the science of nutrition -- and marketing.

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.

Are Americans Now More Honest About Their Weight?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Are Americans becoming more honest about their weight? That theory could explain why the gap appears to be closing in what people say...

How Can Paula Deen Sleep at Night?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Watching Paula Deen cook could give you a stroke without taking one bite of the deadly food she cooks. She has fried her way into the clogged hearts of America.