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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

Bill sets out to tackle obesity rates in Prince George's County

Do you really want to know how many calories are in that meal you just ordered? You may not be able to avoid that in Prince George's County, if a new bill passes.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 09:38am EDT

Tags: Eric Olson, fast-food restaurants, Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Study: Losing sports teams make us reach for the saturated fats

A losing football team may be to blame for that spare tire around the waist.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:03am EDT

Tags: fat, sports, football, baseball, eating, alan etter

Preventing childhood obesity starts at home

While the statistics of childhood obesity are frightening, parents have the power to reverse the trend. Playing an active role in your child's nutrition and fitness lifestyle can help them stay healthy and happy throughout their lives.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, childhood obesity, nutrition, exercise, health, tips

Good to Go: Make over school lunches and snacks

Lunchrooms will soon be swarming with students who are hungry for more than just knowledge.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: back-to-school, lunches, healthy, healthy food, school, Katie Howard, Good to Go

Why diet sodas may not be better for you

Research shows diet soda, when consumed over a long period of time, can be just as detrimental to your health as sugary drinks.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: diet soda, Susan Swithers, Purdue University, Nick Iannelli

Study finds local areas have lowest obesity rates, highest life expectancy

As obesity continue to climb throughout the country, a handful of local areas reported some of the lowest obesity rates in the U.S. for 2011.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 12:45pm EDT

Tags: health, life expectancy, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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