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Redfining Obesity Leads To Awareness

Experts say obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Doctors also caution that the threshold for ‘morbid obesity’ is lower than many may realize.

06/19/2013

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Extra Pounds May Add Extra Years To Your Life

Lose weight, live longer… right? But a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that this is not always true. It’s been dubbed the “obesity paradox.”

CBS 11–01/02/2013

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Know Your BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For Obesity

Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.

06/25/2012

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Son Helps Mother Overcome Morbid Obesity

It’s another night at the gym for Jason and Earnestine Cole. From one machine to the next, Jason keeps pushing his mother: For the two, working out means fighting to survive.

CBS 11–11/10/2010