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Researchers at the University of North Carolina published a paper last week that introduced another wrinkle into the debate about childhood obesity. They disputed recent findings that obesity among young children has fallen since 2004, arguing that a
The prevalence of diabetes in the United States has nearly doubled in the past two decades, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine . The study authors found that this rise in diabetes from 5.5% to 9.3% of the U.S.
Along with busting a move together and having a good time, Dr. Oz and Goldie announced a partnership between their foundations, HealthCorps and the Hawn Foundation, to bring mental health wellness to teens around the country.
A serving of French fries may have a more significant impact on your weight if you have certain genetic risk factors for obesity, new research reveals. In a new study published in the British Medical Journal , researchers analyzed the interactions
COM A new Gallup Well-Being poll released on Tuesday shows Nevada among the Top 3 states with the lowest obesity rates with an average of 21.1 percent obesity. Nevada comes in as the third lowest in the nation, falling just behind Colorado at 20.4
The national obesity rate has increased 0.9 percent to 27.1 percent, according to the study. When the study began in 2008, the national obesity rate was 25.5 percent. In 2013, two out of 10 adults were obese in nearly every U.S. state, with the
It's the first sign that the scales may be tipping in the right direction in the U.S. fight against obesity. An unrelated study in the New England Journal of Medicine in January confirmed what pediatricians have intuitively known for decades: Kids
The results overall were far from positive; there have been no significant changes in obesity prevalence in youth or adults in the last 10 years (in fact, women age 60 or over found their obesity rate climb). A third of adults and 17 percent of
The Center for Disease Control has said that obesity is the leading health problem in the country. Obesity is linked to cancer, diabetes and stroke. Health authorities and even the first lady Michelle Obama have weighed in behind the fight
They weighed themselves daily before breakfast for, on average, nearly three months. During any given week, participants' weight fluctuated, going up some days, including weekends for nearly everyone, and down on other days. However, by the end of