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Overweight Americans

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body ...

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.

The Surprising Reason This Patient Was Refused Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

A Massachusetts primary care doctor adopted a new screening process for new patients this past spring: She no longer takes women who weigh more than 2...

Your No. 1 Financial Liability? Numbers On The Scale

Flourish Over 50 | Barbara Grufferman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

What is the #1 financial risk as we age? The answer, according to a new study, is clear: obesity. According to a report by Claire Wang -- researc...

U.S. Obesity Rate Will Hit 42 Percent In 2050, Experts Say

Health.com | Amanda Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Just over one-third of American adults are obese. Though alarmingly high, this rate has remained relatively steady over the past decade, leading some public health experts to suggest that the obesity epidemic has peaked.


Combating Obesity: How and How Come

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

We're fat and it's killing us. Yet every cloud has a silver lining. Experts suggest that the rising rate of obesity will translate into shorter life spans, thus keep the Social Security system solvent. Ha!

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...

Fat Pride Community: We're Being Scapegoated In Health Care Debate

nytimes.com | SUSAN SAULNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marilyn Wann is an author and weight diversity speaker in Northern California who has a message for anyone making judgments about her health based on ...

What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

We need to support, not discriminate against, the obese in this country and we need to urge our government to provide the incentives to stop this health crisis in its tracks.