obesity

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Soda Makers Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they’ll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

10/06/2014

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Study: Action-Packed TV Might Make You Snack More

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

09/10/2014

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Study: Obesity Rates Up in D.C., Md. and Va.

Just 25 years ago the obesity rate in Maryland and Virginia was around 10 percent, and in D.C. about 15 percent.

09/05/2014

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Study: Any Diet Works If People Stick To It

Willpower is the key to weight loss, say researchers.

09/04/2014

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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/18/2014

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Study: Obese Workers Have Shorter Endurance Times, Need Longer Rest Breaks

A new study has found that workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when it comes to performing tasks in the workplace.

07/25/2014

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Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan More Than Smoking, Research Says

Extreme obesity can take more years off a person’s life than smoking can, new research suggests.

07/09/2014

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New Statistics Show Gestational Diabetes Cases Increasing

Doctors are now finding that gestational diabetes is more common than they thought.

06/25/2014

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Poll: Just 36 Percent Of Americans Believe They Are Overweight, Although 66 Percent Actually Are

About 66 percent of Americans are considered overweight or obese by modern health standards, but the majority (55 percent) do not believe they are overweight and say they are not trying to drop the pounds, according to a recent Gallup poll.

06/19/2014

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New Coca-Cola Ad Says It Takes 23 Minutes to Work Off Can of Soda

Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

06/06/2014

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