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“Obesity”

Jul 3, 2014 07:11 AM ET
With the amount of sugar in soft drinks, does it make any sense to try to curb their consumption with a tax? Laci looks into the issue.
Jun 17, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
For a country supposedly obsessed with dieting and thinness, most Americans say they're neither overweight nor trying to lose weight. Continue reading →
May 28, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
More than 50 percent of the world's 671 million obese people live in these 10 countries. Continue reading →
Apr 28, 2014 07:20 AM ET
Last year, obesity was labeled a disease. But by calling it a disease, is this causing people to consume more high-calorie foods?
Mar 24, 2014 02:20 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
By deleting a single gene, researchers at Yale University were able to reduce obesity in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20 percent. Continue reading →
Mar 10, 2014 02:26 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Some skinny people have a high percentage of the most dangerous type of body fat, leading to serious health risks. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Most parents underestimate their children's weight, and half of parents did not recognize that their children were overweight or obese, research shows. Continue reading →
Feb 4, 2014 08:30 AM ET // Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Eating added sugar not only increases the risk of obesity, but may also increase the risk of dying from heart disease.
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