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Texas 34th In The U.S. When It Comes To Overall HealthWhen it comes to which state in the nation is healthiest, Texas falls at the lower half of the list. According to the America's Health Rankings annual report the Lone Star State comes in 34th of the 50 states for overall health.
Grocery Chains Aren't Building New Supermarkets Where Most NeededAs part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they're far short.
Emails Reveal Coke's Role In Anti-Obesity GroupA nonprofit founded to combat obesity said that the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence over its work. But emails show that the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network.
Women Overtake Men In Rising Obesity CategoryObesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public awareness campaigns to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category.
Teen Obesity Surgery Benefits Last At Least 3 YearsThe largest and longest study of teen obesity surgery showed that huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many agreed that it is worth the potential risks.
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.
Scientists: 'Helicopter Parenting' Leads To Overweight KidsScientist 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.
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.
New Study Says Statins May Lead Some Patients To Pig OutTen 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.
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, 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.

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