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Americans Obese

Skinny People Just Don't Get It

Joseph J. Colella, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph J. Colella, M.D.

America's appetite is out of control. Yes, we have an obesity epidemic. But far more disconcerting is the rampant lack of understanding and compassion for the daily, minute-to-minute struggle that the vast majority contend with being overweight or obese.

Food Fight: Fat Taxes Won't Slim Down Americans

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

Politicians eager to raise more revenue for dwindling coffers caused in part by higher medical costs associated with obesity are now pigging out on the idea of implementing a "fat tax" of high caloric, sugary and fatty foods to curb American's unhealthy appetites.

Fatter, Slower, Sicker

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The vast majority of Americans still consider their food choices as a personal matter and exercise of individual freedom that should not be regulated or interfered with. That's understandable, but the consequences are plain to see.

Slightly Fewer Americans Were Obese In 2011, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living

A new Gallup report shows that obesity in America has declined (albeit slightly) between 2010 and 2011 -- from 26.6 percent to 26.1 percent. The sh...

Is Overweight The New Normal Weight?

Health.com | Julie Upton, RD | Posted 11.11.2011 | Healthy Living

A new report issued last week warned us that, if trends in the U.S. waistline continue as they are, 50 percent of our population would be obese by...

The Few, the Proud, the Thin

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Food researchers indict the couch and mouse lifestyle with its ubiquitous commercials for high cal foods for expanding haunches, especially in kids.