State Obesity Rates Hold Steady; 30% Or More In Texas & 21 StatesNew government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving. Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year.
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.
Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers.
Texas Offers Online Help Against Childhood Obesity Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk.
Lawmakers & Doctors Talk Texas Childhood ObesityThere's a movement to get state lawmakers more involved in addressing the obesity problem in Texas. Lawmakers and doctors continued a dialogue at the third annual Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) public health forum.
Texas Obesity Rates To Nearly Double By 2030A health group predicts that obesity rates in Texas will nearly double, and more than half the people in the state will be obese in less than 20 years.