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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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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

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)

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

Toddlers who watch too much TV widen their waistlines, according to a Canadian study.  (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Study: Toddlers Who Watch Too Much TV Have Wider Waistlines

Toddlers who watch too much television will also widen their waistlines, according to a University of Montreal study published this week.

07/17/2012

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