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  • A study found that genes play a role in how quickly an infant feels full which may predispose a child to obesity.
  • A study found that genes play a role in how quickly an infant feels full which may predispose a child to obesity.
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obesity, health, children's health, healthy living, denise dador
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  • Overeating, inactivity lead to obesity, but there are other lesser-known factors that can contribute to weigh gain.
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fitness, health, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • A woman is walking in this undated file photo.
  • Doctors say each year a person carries excess weight, their risk of heart disease rises 2 to 4 percent.
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health, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • Now new findings say when it comes to weight gain versus smoking, quitting smoking is more important.
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health, obesity, scientific study, healthy living, denise dador
  • Researchers found carrying a few extra pounds might actually be good for you.
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health, food, fitness, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • This photo shows Vivus Inc.s weight-loss pill Qsymia.
  • A new prescription drug to fight obesity has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The pill is called Qsymia.
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health, health care, obesity, fda, health & food
  • The Food and Drug Administration approved the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss in over a decade.
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health, health care, obesity, fda, health & food, leslie miller
  • The Food and Drug Administration approved the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss in over a decade.
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health, health care, obesity, fda, eyewitness news
  • A new study showed those who ate high-protein food along with a dessert at breakfast lost more weight than those who ate a light, low-carbohydrate breakfast.
  • Grabbing a donut with your breakfast may actually be a good thing. That's because doing so may help you lose weight.
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health, obesity, food, diet, health & food
  • A government health task force has urged doctors to screen for obesity, renewing the call Monday.
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health, health care, health insurance, children's health, obesity, health & food
  • The rear of an Airbus A320 plane is seen in this undated file photo.
  • One of the world's largest airplane manufacturers is pitching a new solution for overweight American travelers.
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airline, airplane, obesity, travel, save money / consumer news
  • A highly anticipated anti-obesity pill won overwhelming support from a Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday.
  • A highly anticipated anti-obesity pill won overwhelming support from a Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday.
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fda, health, health care, obesity, health & food, denise dador
  • A highly anticipated anti-obesity pill won overwhelming support from a Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday.
  • A highly anticipated anti-obesity pill won overwhelming support from a Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday.
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health care, fda, health, obesity, health & food
  • Currently 7 million diabetics are undiagnosed in the United States. Theres a new tool helping identify the disease.
  • Currently 7 million diabetics are undiagnosed in the United States. There's a new tool helping identify the disease.
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health, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • Social workers in Ohio have removed an 8-year-old boy from his home because he weighs 200 pounds.
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children's health, obesity, health & food
  • A study says bariatric or weight-loss surgery does not decrease the risk of death among severely obese middle-aged adults.
  • A study says bariatric or weight-loss surgery does not decrease the risk of death among severely obese middle-aged adults.
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medical research, obesity, health & food
  • Scientists have identified a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol called a master switch that controls fat in the body.
  • Scientists have identified a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol called a 'master switch' that controls fat in the body.
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obesity, medical research, health & food
  • A controversial new tax on soda pop fizzled in a state Assembly committee Monday.
  • A controversial new tax on soda pop fizzled in a state Assembly committee Monday.
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health, obesity, taxes, california news, nannette miranda
  • A study released Thursday says a soda tax could raise nearly $2 billion and would all go to create prevention programs.
  • A study released Thursday says a soda tax could raise nearly $2 billion and would all go to create prevention programs.
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health, obesity, taxes, california news, nannette miranda
  • New research shows that increasing the average size of models could lead to more people gaining weight.
  • New research shows that increasing the average size of models could lead to more people gaining weight.
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fashion, obesity, health & food
  • Experts with the Think Healthy program went back to school to show kids how they can make healthy choices.
  • Experts with the "Think Healthy" program went back to school to show kids how they can make healthy choices.
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south los angeles, children's health, obesity, health & food
  • A weight loss pill called Qnexa is awaiting FDA approval. A study showed that it resulted in twice as much weight loss.
  • A weight loss pill called Qnexa is awaiting FDA approval. A study showed that it resulted in twice as much weight loss.
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fda, obesity, health & food
  • We need fat in our diet, but how do you eat it and still stay trim? Lori Corbin breaks down the difference between good fats and bad fats.
  • You may view fat as the nemesis to your diet, but it's actually a necessary component. Get the skinny on fat facts.
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food, health, obesity, food coach, lori corbin
  • We need fat in our diet, but how do you eat it and still stay trim? Lori Corbin breaks down the difference between good fats and bad fats.
  • Even if you inherit a large frame and a slow metabolism, one doctor says our girth has more to do with super-sized portions.
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food, health, obesity, food and recipes
  • Healthy fats known as monounsaturates-- what you get in olive oil, avocado, hummus and nuts.
  • We need fat in our diet, but how do you eat it and still stay trim? Food Coach Lori Corbin has the skinny on fat facts.
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food, health, obesity, food coach
  • Weight-loss surgery is more popular than ever, but how do you know which procedure is most effective?
  • Weight-loss surgery is more popular than ever, but how do you know which procedure is most effective?
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medical research, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • Some health experts and lawmakers are calling obesity an epidemic and are targeting one type of food to stop it.
  • Some health experts and lawmakers are calling the obesity problem an epidemic and targeting one type of food to stop it.
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obesity, taxes, california news, nannette miranda
  • Some health experts and lawmakers are calling obesity an epidemic and are targeting one type of food to stop it.
  • Some health experts and lawmakers are calling obesity an epidemic and are targeting one type of food to stop it.
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obesity, taxes, eyewitness news
  • A new study finds that strokes are increasing dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans.
  • A new study finds that strokes are increasing dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans.
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medical research, obesity, health & food
  • A new field poll of California voters finds that nearly 60 percent believe child obesity is a very serious problem.
  • A new field poll of California voters finds that nearly 60 percent believe child obesity is a very serious problem.
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children's health, obesity, health & food
  • Researchers have found that the more mothers work, the more likely their kids are to be overweight or obese.
  • Researchers have found that the more mothers work, the more likely their kids are to be overweight or obese.
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children's health, obesity, health & food
  • There is new evidence that overweight kids may not be getting enough sleep, and that can translate into more weight gain.
  • There is new evidence that overweight kids may not be getting enough sleep, and that can translate into more weight gain.
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children's health, obesity, health & food
  • The popular weight loss program Weight Watchers made a big change in its point system.
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obesity, exercise, food, health & food
  • A new report shows getting fatter isn't just an American trend. It's gone global. See which countries have packed on pounds.
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health, men's health, women's health, children's health, obesity, world news
  • Experts say that cats and dogs in America can suffer from obesity too.
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animal news, obesity, health & food
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  • The Board of Supervisors in San Francisco approved a ban of toys in fast-food kids' meals.
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food, children's health, obesity, california news
  • San Francisco lawmakers have approved legislation that would limit toy giveaways in children's meals.
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obesity, food, california news
  • Researchers in London reviewed dozens of studies and said weight gain is not always linked to stress.
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obesity, scientific study, health, health & food
  • Young people who are overweight may face discrimination from their own parents.
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obesity, health & food
  • A new study suggests that there is a link between childhood obesity and a specific strain of the common cold.
  • A new study suggests that there is a link between childhood obesity and a specific strain of the common cold.
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children's health, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • A new study suggests that there is a link between childhood obesity and a specific strain of the common cold.
  • A new study suggests that there is a link between childhood obesity and a specific strain of the common cold.
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children's health, obesity, health & food
  • When you were younger, mom tossed you a vitamin before you ran out the door, but what about now?
  • When you were younger, mom tossed you a vitamin before you ran out the door, but what about now?
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health, obesity, health & food
  • One local doctor says weight loss surgery can be the best option for some obese teens.
  • Researchers are working to find the cause of autism, which affects more kids than cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.
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health, obesity, health & food
  • The Lap-Band has proven effective in helping adults lose weight, but how about obese teens?
  • One local doctor says weight loss surgery can be the best option for some obese teens.
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obesity, health, healthy living, denise dador
  • The Lap-Band has proven effective in helping adults lose weight, but how about obese teens?
  • The Lap-Band has proven effective in helping adults lose weight, but how about obese teens?
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health, obesity, health & food
  • A study of more than 6,000 middle school children has found nearly 7 percent of sixth graders are severely obese.
  • A study of more than 6,000 middle school children has found nearly 7 percent of sixth graders are severely obese.
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children's health, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • A study of more than 6,000 middle school children has found nearly 7 percent of sixth graders are severely obese.
  • A study of more than 6,000 middle school children has found nearly 7 percent of sixth graders are severely obese.
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children's health, obesity, health & food
  • When it comes to lowering blood pressure, the numbers on the scale outweigh the number of laps you can run.
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diet, exercise, fitness, health, medical research, obesity, health & food
  • While everyone knows to eat less and exercise more, for some of us, being bigger could be destiny.
  • While everyone knows to eat less and exercise more, for some of us, being bigger could be destiny.
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health, obesity, healthy living, denise dador
  • While everyone knows to eat less and exercise more, for some of us, being bigger could be destiny.
  • While everyone knows to eat less and exercise more, for some of us, being bigger could be destiny.
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obesity, health, health & food