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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

Children walk to an exercise class while attending a program for overweight adolescents and children. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

AMA Supports Requiring Obesity Education For Kids

The American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.

06/20/2012

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Study Says Obese Kids Likely Worse At Math

Children’s math abilities may have as much to do with their bellies as it does with their brains. A study finds that obese kids are more likely to be worse at math than their skinnier peers.

06/15/2012

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Smoking & Drinking May Not Effect Sperm Count

Unhealthy habits may not have a factor in sperm count, according to a new study.

06/14/2012

Overweight children and their parents participate in a group exercise. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Students Learning Healthy Habits

Hundreds of health-conscious kids will take part in a community expo at TCU on Saturday that highlights the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy eating.

05/18/2012

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CDC Suggests Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Health

Higher education could help people in ways besides finding a job. A new study from the CDC found educated Americans are less likely to be obese and suffer from chronic diseases.

05/16/2012

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

UT Southwestern Doctors Make Obesity Breakthrough

Some North Texas researchers believe they have found a way to control obesity by manipulating molecules in the heart. Researchers at UT Southwestern have demonstrated, for the first time, that the heart can regulate energy balance.

04/30/2012

A medical assistant holds an insulin pen administered to diabetes patients. (credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Diabetes Epidemic Among U.S. Kids Worsens

There is a growing epidemic among U.S. children, and now there is a new recommendation on how those kids with diabetes should be treated.

04/30/2012

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Study Confirms Lack Of Sleep Ups Health Risks

A study confirms that shift workers, and anyone who doesn’t get enough sleep, can harm their health by raising their risk for diabetes and obesity.

04/12/2012

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Researchers Identify 2 Childhood Obesity Genes

Although poor food choices and lack of exercise are often blamed for the childhood obesity epidemic, researchers say a genes may share the blame.

04/10/2012

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Autism Risk Tied To Mom’s Obesity During Pregnancy

Autism is more likely to occur in children whose mothers were obese while pregnant, new research suggests.

04/09/2012

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