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Research: Maryland city ranks as one of most obese in U.S.

One Maryland city may need to cut out some calories after new research ranked it among the most obese cities in the United States. The Washington, D.C., area ranked on another list.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:09pm EDT

Tags: Gallup, Healthways, Hagerstown, most obese cities, health, Sarah Beth Hensley

Parental affection may have an effect on kids' weight

The American Heart Association says that nearly one of every three American children is overweight. And one unexpected factor may have a lot to do with whether a child is overweight -- affection.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 08:25am EDT

Tags: overweight, kids, mike murillo

For overweight children, pairing video games with education is better than gym class

'Active' video games can not only help kids lose weight, they can be more effective than traditional gym classes when paired with counseling about food choices, a new study found.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Tags: Rohan Williamson, Xbox 360, weight loss

Has the U.S. obesity epidemic peaked?

The Centers for Disease Control says that from 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. And there was a big reduction in obesity in children between the ages of two and five.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 07:44am EDT

Tags: Merilee Kern, veronica robinson, childhood obesity

Study finds link between teen obesity and learning gap

A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: teens, Learning, paula wolfson

Psychological impacts of obesity as 'disease'

How does labeling obesity a disease impact people psychologically? Two researchers explain.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:14am EST

Tags: disease, Psychological Science

Wild blueberries may lower hypertension, inflammation risks

A regular diet of wild blueberries may prevent or lower risk factors associated with developing high blood pressure and diabetes, a new study finds.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 02:19pm EST

Tags: blueberries, blueberry, Kristi King, hypertension,

Why we overeat: It's not genetics, 'we're living in a carnival'

It's a question that impacts our physical health, our mental health and health systems throughout the world: What causes us to overeat?

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 09:11am EST

Tags: overeating, health, food, Harvard School of Public Health, Rachel Nania

Sleep may be key to childhood obesity fight

One of the keys to fighting childhood obesity may be as simple as getting more sleep, a new study finds.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 01:32pm EST

Tags: Chubby, children, sleep, Kristi King

Woman to hand out letter, not candy, to obese trick-or-treaters

A woman in North Dakota is making headlines after announcing she will not give candy on Halloween night to overweight kids who ring her bell. Instead, she'll hand out a letter.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:11pm EDT

Tags: Halloween, Candy, obese, trick-or-treat, North Dakota

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