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  1. After the Show Show: Marine workout

    Anna and Rick discuss the challenging fitness routine

  2. US childhood obesity rates have increased since 1999

    U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by government health...

  3. 7 or more fruit and veggie servings per day reduces risk of dying

    Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day reduces people's risk of dying, a new study suggests.The study also found that fresh vegetables may be s...

  4. Elderly? Check Obesity Using Waist, Hips, Not BMI

    Do you like to blame your weight on being "big-boned?" If you've ever thought that the body mass index (BMI) — a ratio of weight to height often used as a yardstick ...

  5. Obesity linked to increased risk for ovarian cancer

    Obese women may have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to healthy-weight women, Counsel and Heal reported.In an analysis of 25 population-based...

  6. Boy Scouts' Jamboree should include those barred due to BMI restrictions, experts say

    The Boy Scouts of America’s new fitness standards for participating in the organization’s annual Jamboree are so rigorous they would not just exclude chubby tenderfo...

  7. Bariatric surgery lowers uterine cancer risk, study shows

    People who undergo bariatric surgery may have a reduced risk of developing uterine cancer, Counsel and Heal reported.In a new study published in the journal Gynecolo...

  8. Being underweight puts people at high risk of death, study shows

    Obesity isn’t the only thing that can put people at a higher risk for dying – being underweight also increases a person’s risk of death, according to a study release...

  9. Kids' electronic media use linked with poorer well-being

    The amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing electronic games may affect their well-being in early childhood, including mental health factors like their risk...

  10. Woman's low birth weight may lead to fertility woes later

    Girls born with a low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adults, a new study from Sweden suggests.Researchers looked at women who were s...

  11. Fried foods may cause more weight gain for people with genetic risk for obesity

    People with certain genes may be more susceptible to the fattening effects of fried food, a new study suggests.In the research, people whose genes put them at high r...

  12. Childhood use of ADHD medications linked with weight gain in teen years

    Stimulant medications, rather than the childhood ADHD they are used to treat, could be linked to weight gain during the teenage years, according to a new analysis of...

  1. Pregnancy weight linked to risk of stillbirth, infant death

    Women who are carrying extra weight before pregnancy or early in gestation are at heightened risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth, accordin...

  2. Brain tumor risk higher for teens who stop growing later

    Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests.The study involved ne...

  3. Scammers Want Your Medical Records...Here's Why

    Turns out, it's not just your personal financial information scammers and thieves are after--they're also looking for ways to get their hands on your private medical...

  4. Yale student claims university threatened to suspend her if she didn’t gain weight

    A student at Yale University said she was faced with an unusual dilemma this semester: gain weight or leave school.According to a report in the New Haven Register, F...

  5. Morning light could be key to weight loss

    Getting a good dose of early morning light on a regular basis appears to be a simple but remarkably effective way of maintaining a healthy weight, according to a gro...

  6. Salt-reduction campaign led to drastic decrease in deaths from stroke, heart disease

    A nationwide campaign to reduce salt intake among people in the United Kingdom resulted in a drastic reduction in heart disease and stroke deaths among the populatio...

  7. Schools increasingly check students for obesity

    The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.Every two years, Anton...

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