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North Texas Recovery Group Helping Food Addicts

A sweet tooth is one thing, but for some people, sweets trigger unstoppable cravings. They call themselves food addicts. This weekend Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is holding a free public information session.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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

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Romo Discusses His ‘Weighty’ Cowboys Issue

The Dallas Cowboys are being suspiciously coy in their discussions about the weight of quarterback Tony Romo, who’s listed weight of 236 pounds is six pounds heavier than his official weight from a year ago.

07/22/2013

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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

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Overweight CBS Anchor Fights Back Against “Bullying”

A CBS television news anchor in Wisconsin fought back on live TV in response to a disparaging email about her weight and accusations of being an irresponsible role model for girls.

CBSDFW.COM–10/03/2012

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Study Says Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

A new study finds that men prefer heavier women when under stress. “Our body size preferences are not innate, but are flexible,” said study co-author Martin Tovée.

08/10/2012

A U.S. Marine of the 2nd Batallion, 1st Marines Fox Company exercises at the Amir Patrol Base's Iron yard in Lakari, Helmand province, Afghanistan. (credit: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Too Fat To Serve: Military Wages War On Obesity

The Pentagon spends more than $1 billion a year on medical care relating to weight and obesity. And America’s growing weight problem means finding new troops fit enough to fight has never been more challenging.

03/08/2012

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Can Church Make You Fat?

New research found that young adults who attend weekly church activities are fifty-percent more likely to be obese by middle age.

03/28/2011