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Obesity Increasing In U.S., Report Shows

Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

The U.S. adult obesity rate is rising, according to a new Gallup-Healthways report. So far this year, the adult obesity rate in the U.S. is 27.2 p...

Obesity Rate So Far On Track To Surpass Last Year's

Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living

The U.S. obesity rate is so far on track to be higher than last year's, according to a new Gallup report. Right now, the rate in the United States...

How Fat Is Virginia?

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A new report reveals that residents of Northern Virginia are fat -- and getting fatter. "How Healthy Is Northern Virginia?," a report...

America's Fattest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Obesity may be the most closely followed health care issue in the United States. The rate of obesity has increased dramatically in t...

42% Of Americans Estimated To Be Obese By 2030, New Data Shows

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but don't take in those pants yet. Today, just over a third of U.S. adults are obese. By 2030...

49 States Have Obesity Rate Above 20%: Report

AP/Huffington Post | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rural Mississippi is the country's fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursd...

Obesity Costs Nearly $1 Billion A Year In Colorado

Health Policy Solutions | Katie Kerwin McCrimmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's health deficits are costing the state in jobs, lost productivity and nearly a billion dollars a year in medical costs for obesity alone, ac...

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.

Fat City

NBC NewYork | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the town that made competitive eating a worldwide phenomenon, has witnessed the deification of the cupcake and the hamburger and is currently the s...

Childhood Obesity Rate Stabilizes For The First Time In 25 Years, Report Says

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — The percentage of American children who are overweight or obese appears to have leveled off after a 25-year increase, according to new...