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Doctors Told To Get Serious About Obesity

Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic.

11/13/2013

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Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, Soda

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.

08/26/2013

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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

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CDC: U.S. Kids Eat Too Much Salt, As Much As Adults

American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac.

09/17/2012

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12 States Now Have High Obesity; Texas No. 10

A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state.

08/13/2012

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Nearly 25-Percent Of Texas Dogs Are Obese

A new study by Pfizer Animal Health shows nearly a quarter of Texas dogs are obese. Vets say Texas dogs are fat for the same reason people are.

07/02/2012

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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Obese Pet Pig Inspires Local Church To Get Healthy

At St. Nicholas Church in Flower Mound, the congregation is getting healthy, but their inspiration is coming from the most unlikely of places, a pig named Avery.

03/01/2012

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Likelihood Of Infants & Future Obesity Studied

Researchers say there’s a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they’ve passed two key milestones on doctors’ growth charts by age 2.

11/09/2011

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Texas Ranked As 12th Most Obese State

A new report says Texas is the 12th most obese state in the nation. About 30 percent of the state’s adults are obese.

07/07/2011