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Report Shows Overweight Kids Don’t Realize They Have a Problem

A new study by the CDC shows that many overweight children "misperceive" their weight status, which could be exacerbating the childhood obesity problem.

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Can You Guess the Fattest Country in the World? (Hint: It Ain’t America)

Here’s some news that’s bigger than Americans’ ever-growing waistlines.

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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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New Research Reveals That Obesity Can Actually Drive You Crazy

Most of us are fully aware that obesity causes all sorts of health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure, but now shocking new research shows that being overweight can actually lead to insanity.

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What Are the Fittest and Fattest States in the US?

All that fresh mountain air must be a very good thing, because according to a new report from the CDC, Colorado has once again ranked as the thinnest state in the nation.

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New Study Reveals Americans Don’t Realize How Fat They Are [POLL]

Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.

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Can Being Too Fat Actually Be Healthier Than Being Too Thin?

Much ink has been spilled about studies detailing the health risks associated with being overweight.

And while there is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to a litany of medical problems, a new study suggests that moderately overweight people are still pretty healthy. So, what’s the skinny on this phenomenon?

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Can Secondhand Smoke Actually Make You Diabetic and Obese?

In the first study of its kind, scientists have used blood markers to determine that non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke could have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Should the Government Be Involved In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity? — Survey of the Day

Childhood obesity is certainly a problem. The percentage of children between 6 and 11 who are obese in the United States has tripled in the last 30 years and now stands at 20 percent.

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800 Pound Teen Has To Be Cut Out Of Her House

Georgia Davis is not your normal teenager. She’s unfortunately got some fairly serious medical problems that made her extremely overweight. How overweight? Try 835 pounds.

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Americans Are Living Longer, Despite Also Getting Fatter

It seems that all of the junk food that we’ve been eating might not be killing us off as quickly as some might think.

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