Dieting? More Sleep Helps Burn Fat

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Obesity May Cause Brains to Age 10 Years

The brains of middle-aged overweight people appear 10 years older than those of their normal-weight peers, according to new research. The loss of white matter—tissue that allows for communication between different areas of the brain—is a normal part of aging, say the authors of the new study. But their imaging scans showed that heavier participants...

Obese? What Your Doc May Be Overlooking

By Amanda Gardner WEDNESDAY, January 12 (Health.com) — Ann...

Lack of Training, Bias Keep Doctors From Helping Obese Patients

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A Passenger Charged an Obese Man $150 for Taking Up Extra Space on Their Flight—and the Internet Is Furious

Comfort is every passenger's main priority when settling in for a long flight. That's why one Reddit user wasn't happy when a man he described as obese squeezed into the seat right next to his, taking up some of the user's seat too. So after speaking with a flight attendant, the user decided to charge the man $150 for the lost...

Are Your Friends Making You Overeat?

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Half of U.S. Will Be Obese by 2030, Foods Every Dieter Needs, and Man Gets Shears Stuck in Eye Socket

Americans eat about 13 billion hamburgers a year! Before you head off to this weekend’s Labor Day barbecue, keep these surprising cookout facts in mind. Today, over 30% of U.S. adults are obese. If we continue eating 13 billion hamburgers a year, by 2030, 50% of Americans will be obese. Maybe instead try a...

Study: Most Obese Moms, Kids Underestimate Their Weight

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Study: 3 Family Habits May Fight Childhood Obesity

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Get Fit to Graduate: Why Lincoln University's Policies Help Students Develop Healthy Habits

By Shaun ChavisFollow me on TwitterA fairly new rule at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has created quite a bit of buzz: Students with a body-mass index (BMI) over 30 have to take a fitness class in order to graduate. The rule was imposed in 2006, but now that the first class to graduate under...

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