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Obesity (INACTIVE)

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  • Cutting Down On Childhood Obesity

    Obesity is the nation's No. 1 health problem. It increases the risk of a panoply of health problems, from coronary heart disease and stroke to Type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
  • Beware of friends and the night if you're dieting, study says

    Beware of friends and the night if you're dieting, study says
    If there’s no caramel cheesecake, you are not likely to eat any. But plop one down on a table among a group of friends and forks are likely to come out. That’s a simple scene that embodies some of the complex mechanisms that make it so hard...
  • TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns

    TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns
    Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study. In the United States, Canada and other...
  • DeLauro Hails New Nutrition Labels For Packaged Foods

    DeLauro Hails New Nutrition Labels For Packaged Foods
    Nutrition Facts labels on every packaged item from a loaf of bread to a bag of potato chips are undergoing their biggest change in decades as federal officials try to curb an increasing rate of obesity among Americans. New proposed labels released...
  • Peninsula receives childhood obesity funding

    Peninsula receives childhood obesity funding
    The Peninsula is one of three areas in Virginia targeted by a Nemours grant to combat childhood obesity. Nemours, a Delaware-based children's health system selected three states for the initiative — Virginia, Kentucky, and California. Virginia's...
  • U.S. to revamp nutrition labels

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday will propose the first major revamp of nutrition labels in more than two decades, an update that would emphasize calorie information, include the amount of added sugars and revise serving sizes to...
  • Winning the Weight War

    Winning the Weight War
    How to lose weight is a problem weighing on many Americans' minds. It's not easy, but it's not impossible. Read our five-day series that features six Central Floridians who have lost a total of 1,100 pounds and are keeping it off. Winning the war on...
  • New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores

    New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores
    Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock healthier fare, and get kids and their parents interested in buying it, as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Though on the decline among young children nationally, obesity...
  • California, back off the nanny-state warning labels on sodas

    Soda consumption is down nationwide, to per capita levels last seen in 1987. It’s even down among kids. As word gets out about the empty calories in soft drinks, people have been getting the message. Such changes come slowly, but they happen....
  • California lawmaker proposes adding health warning labels to sodas

    SACRAMENTO — Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that sugary drinks sold in California carry health warning labels similar to those on cigarette packs. They want...
  • Health warning labels proposed for soda sold in California

    SACRAMENTO -- Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that would require sugary drinks sold in California to have health warning labels similar to those on packs of...