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In Bid to Combat Obesity, a Simple Patch Turns Energy-storing Fats into Energy-burning Fats

A new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trials. The solution aims to “use a person's own body fats...

Hope For Obesity: First Time in Modern Memory, Americans Drank More Water Than Soda

Bucking a historic trend, Americans reportedly consumed more bottled water than soda in 2016. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, bottled water sales volume grew...

New Use of Molecule May Fight Obesity by Converting ‘Bad’ Fat to ‘Good’ Fat

Though the condition may not be life-threatening, the health risks of obesity are enough to celebrate this new treatment in testing.

4 U.S. States Show Decline in Obesity For First Time in 10 Years

High percentages of American adults suffer from obesity, but this new health study shows that there may be hope on the horizon for expanding waistlines.

‘Happier Girl:’ Obesity Surgery Already a Boon, Mom Says

A 12-year-old Texas girl who had weight-loss surgery to correct a rare metabolic problem is back home, visibly slimmer and healthier, but also much...
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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

More good news for chocolate lovers. Another study has shown that chocolate is good for you, this time, counter-intuitively, it was shown to ward...
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US Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the...
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US Child Obesity Rate Begins Falling in Many States

After decades of rising rates, obesity among low-income preschoolers declined in 19 states and U.S. territories, according to the latest report from the Centers...
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Help for Obesity: Stomach Pacemaker Zaps Internally to Prevent Overeating

Forget stomach stapling and lap band surgery. The next big thing in weight loss surgery may be the stomach pacemaker. Designed by a pacemaker...
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Obamas Encourage Breastfeeding in Battle on Childhood Obesity

First lady Michelle Obama will be speaking out to remove barriers to breastfeeding, throwing the spotlight on nursing as a way to reduce childhood...
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Adult Fears Are Encouraging Obesity in Kids

Are kids today becoming sedentary and obese because of a heightened desire for video games, or because their inborn desire to run free in...
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To Battle Obesity, Britain Creates Incentives for ‘Healthy Towns’

With the highest obesity rates in Europe, Britain is investing £30 million to urge people in Manchester and 8 other areas to cut the...

Clinton Honors 43 Schools for Anti-Obesity Efforts

Former President Clinton is honoring 43 schools for their anti-obesity efforts, including one that banished candy from its building and another that offers a...

Clinton To Honor In-School Anti-Obesity Efforts

"Former President Clinton is honoring 43 schools for their anti-obesity efforts, including one that banished candy from its building and another that offers a...

Obesity Rates Level Off – a Good Sign

After 25 years of successive increases, obesity rates in the United States have finally leveled off, said government health officials on Wednesday. ...

Man Loses 300 Lbs. Without Help, Becoming Obesity Guru

Allen Bradley has lost almost 300 pounds without surgery or medication or diet experts. Following his own meal plan, Allen is down from more...
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$500 Million Pledge to Reverse Childhood Obesity in U.S.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today announced it will commit at least $500 million over the next five years to tackle childhood obesity. The...
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World of Warcraft Can Cure Obesity

Gaming with World of Warcraft can cause you to lose weight without having to move from your computer, a gamer has claimed. Greg shed...

New Therapeutic Approach to Obesity uses Body’s own Hormone to Limit Hunger, Increase Activity

A new therapeutic approach to treating obesity uses a naturally occurring hormone. The best news is that the chemical comes from our own bodies,...

An Incredible Bonus I Just Discovered: Fasting is as Nourishing for the Soul as It Is Healthy for the Body

This thought-provoking look at fasting from GNN's own Anthony Samadani will make you want to start your own intermittent fast to feel the benefits to mind, body and soul.