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Scientists: ‘Helicopter Parenting’ Leads To Overweight Kids

Scientist say parental fears could be making kids fat. For the first time, researchers say they can prove that ‘helicopter parenting’ – adults who micromanage their child’s every move — is fueling the childhood obesity epidemic.

CBS 11–07/18/2014

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Study: ‘Under-Exercising’ May Be At Heart Of Obesity Epidemic

Did you hit the gym for an hour today? Chances are your job wiped out any benefits from your workout. Fast food and super-sized soda take a lot of blame for American’s bulging waistlines, but the biggest culprit could be your couch.

CBS 11–07/08/2014

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New Study Says Statins May Lead Some Patients To Pig Out

Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out. Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade — an indication many patients might be abandoning heart-healthy lifestyles.

04/24/2014

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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

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.

08/06/2013

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas, Libraries Work Against Childhood Obesity

Hundreds of public libraries and schools across Texas are eligible to receive nutrition and fitness-related books and DVDs to help fight childhood obesity.

07/16/2013

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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

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AMA Classifying Obesity As A Disease May Open Up Treatment Options

The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a decision that could change the way physicians and insurance companies deal with the condition.

06/19/2013

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Airline Introduces Pay-By-Weight Ticket Pricing

A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: Tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air plans to start pricing its first international flights based on the weight of passengers and their bags.

04/03/2013

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DFW Fitness Pro’s Tips For Keeping Kids Active

With freezing temperatures and wind chills, who wants to be outside? This leaves kids at the mercy of video games and snacks. However, parents in DFW do have options.

02/16/2013

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Researchers Try To Separate Obesity Fact & Fiction

Researchers who reviewed the science behind some widely held obesity beliefs found it lacking. Their report says dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solutions to the nation’s weight problems.

01/31/2013

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Coca-Cola To Address Obesity For First Time In Ads

Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.

01/14/2013

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