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Causes of Obesity

Vicious Cycle Of Weight Gain And Inactivity Causes Obesity, Studies Show

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist Published: 02/27/2014 07:19 AM EST on LiveScience Weight gain could be the result of snowball effect, new resea...

How Young Teens' Eating Disorders Can Affect Them Later In Adolescence

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BY KATHLEEN RAVEN NEW YORK Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:18pm EST (Reuters Health) - Young teens who binge eat and those who are fearful of weight gain m...

Asthma May Stand in the Way of Overcoming Obesity for Some Children

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

There's one barrier to overcoming childhood obesity that might be a surprise. Asthma. For more than 4 million children with uncontrolled asthma, the simple mantra of "eat less, move more" might be easier said than done.

10 Hidden Reasons for U.S. Obesity, Part Two

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.

10 Hidden Reasons for U.S. Obesity, Part One

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.

Obesity Fight Must Shift From Personal Blame, IOM Urges

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living

* Report targets "obesogenic" environment, not individuals * Makes schools the center of the obesity fight * Consider ta...

Are Environmental Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

A small but growing number of researchers believe that environmental pollutants and industrial chemicals are to blame for the obesity epidemic. This, of course, bucks the conventional wisdom that our increasing girth is simply the result of eating too much and exercising too little.

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?

Childhood Obesity: An Epidemic That's Growing Up Fast

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

One of every three children in America is now considered overweight or obese, and childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. How did we get to this place?