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File photo of an obese patient being weighed on a scale. According to a new study, breath may indicate obesity as well as a recorded number of pounds. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Surgery Gives Long-Term Help for Obese Diabetics

New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients’ diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.

03/31/2014

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4 Lessons Potato Chip Makers Want Dietitians To Learn

Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation’s obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.

02/27/2014

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Poll: ‘Just Kidding’ Doesn’t Absolve Racist, Sexist Online Comments

In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding. But when they see them, they don’t take much personal offense.

11/20/2013

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Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Against Trans Fat Ban

According to the Pew Research Center, a majority people in the United States are against a federal ban on trans fats.

11/08/2013

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Bulky Troops Turn To Liposuction To Pass Fat Test

The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.

10/28/2013

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Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.

09/18/2013

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Study: Obesity Tied To Frequent Migraines

A connection exists between episodic migraines and obesity, according to the findings of a new study.

09/16/2013

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CDC: First National Sign of Childhood Obesity Drop

For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

08/06/2013

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Boy Scouts Jamboree Prohibits Morbidly Obese Participants

This year’s Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree is being billed as the most physically demanding in its history: There’s rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting and biking. And Scouts will go about the sprawling, hilly landscape the old-fashioned way — on foot.

07/19/2013

File photo of an obese patient being weighed on a scale. According to a new study, breath may indicate obesity as well as a recorded number of pounds. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Obesity Can Be Detected On Person’s Breath

Researchers have discovered that obesity – while already visually and scientifically evident – can also be detected on a person’s breath.

03/26/2013

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