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Study shows benefits of exercise can outweigh health effects of severe obesity

New study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps even more important than weight for people living with severe obesity. Fitness News — ScienceDaily

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The body’s own bathroom scales: New understanding of obesity

Researchers have found evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system. This system operates like bathroom scales, registering body weight and thereby fat mass. More knowledge about the sensing mechanism could lead to a better understanding of ...

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Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet

Researchers activated the Hedgehog protein pathway in the fat cells of mice. After eight weeks of eating a high-fat diet, mice that had been engineered with genes to activate the pathway didn’t gain weight, but control animals whose Hedgehog pathways ...

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Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring

Scientists looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children’s metabolic characteristics — including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease — in approximately 1,100 children followed from ...

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Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

ArturNyk/Getty Images/iStockphoto The more times kids took antibiotics at a young age, the likelier they were to be overweight later. Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age 2 may be at an increased risk of being overweight by ...

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Healthy obesity? Study says it is possible

Healthy obesity? Study says it is possible

yellowdog/Getty Images/Cultura RF Researchers say BMI, which is based on a person’s height and weight, is not always an accurate measure of health. Given that the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease, the phrase “healthy obesity” may seem ...

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Healthy obesity? Study says it is possible

Healthy obesity? Study says it is possible

yellowdog/Getty Images/Cultura RF Researchers say BMI, which is based on a person’s height and weight, is not always an accurate measure of health. Given that the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease, the phrase “healthy obesity” may seem ...

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Childhood obesity rates finally show decline: CDC

Childhood obesity rates finally show decline: CDC

Gerald Herbert/AP First Lady Michelle Obama sings and dances to exercises with staff, parents and children as part of the ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative in New Orleans, La. In 18 states, there were at least slight drops in obesity for low-income ...

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Fat-shaming contributes to obesity: study

Fat-shaming contributes to obesity: study

AFP/AFP/Getty Images Teasing someone for being overweight can actually make them eat more, according to a new study. Fat-shaming doesn’t encourage people to slim down — in fact, it can actually make them gain weight, according to a new study. ...

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Doctors to ‘prescribe’ fruits, vegetables to fight obesity

Doctors to ‘prescribe’ fruits, vegetables to fight obesity

Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News Thomas Farley, city health commissioner, holds up one of the coupons that doctors can ‘prescribe’ to encourage patients to eat more fruits and vegetables. Take two tomatoes and call me in the morning. City officials ...

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