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Report Shows Overweight Kids Don’t Realize They Have a Problem

A new study by the CDC shows that many overweight children "misperceive" their weight status, which could be exacerbating the childhood obesity problem.

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Is Your Pet Overweight?

Do you have an overweight pet? I do! My 7-year-old pug Bear (a.k.a. Fatts), unfortunately, is so overweight that he developed diabetes and gets two shots a day for the rest of his short doggy life. Sad, isn't it?

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Should We REALLY Care That Lady Gaga Gained a Few Pounds?

You’ll never believe this, but the media is accusing yet another female celebrity of not having the perfect body. This time the culprit is Lady Gaga, who allegedly gained 25-30 pounds (*gasp!* *judgmental eyebrow-raising*) in the last several months.

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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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New Research Shows Being an Only Child May Increase Risk of Obesity

There certainly are some amazing benefits to being an only child, like not having to share your room, not having to share your friends and not having to share your food.

However, a new study suggests that those kids who grow up without a brother or sister might find more benefit in some good old-fashioned diet and exercise, as researchers have found that kids without siblings are 50 percent more likely to be overweight than children with siblings.

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New Research Reveals That Obesity Can Actually Drive You Crazy

Most of us are fully aware that obesity causes all sorts of health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure, but now shocking new research shows that being overweight can actually lead to insanity.

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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Why Is Christmas the Perfect Time for Telling People They’re Overweight? — Health Check

Who says the holidays have to be all warm and fuzzy? According to some health groups in the UK, Christmas can be the perfect time to tell a loved one he or she is overweight.

It may sound rude, but experts insist the health risks involved with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke, make it worth the uncomfortable conversation.

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Should Parents Of Obese Kids Lose Custody? [Video]

What an explosive question. Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody temporarily because they're not controlling their kids weight? Who would even think of something like this? You may be surprised.

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Should Fast Food Ads Be Banned From Children’s TV?

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants fast food advertisements to be banned from children's TV programming.  The group of more than 65-thousand physicians believes eliminating junk food commercials could lead to a 17-percent decrease in overweight and obese kids in the U-S.  I'm not sure I agree.  Why don't parents just learn to say "no, that's not healthy?"

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Are Overweight Women Less Successful? [VIDEO]

Are overweight women less successful than their skinnier friends? The answer is yes according to a recent study.  I can understand how this may be true. I have seen many types of discrimination and weight discrimination is one of them.  The study blames a lack of education, rather than workplace discrimination as the major reason.

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Obesity May Take A Toll On Your Life

Being overweight or obese may take years off your life, even if you don’t have heart disease or cancer, according to a new study of nearly 1.5 million people.

It might seem obvious that carrying too much weight can pose health risks and contribute to an earlier death. In recent years, however, some studies have suggested that being overweight has no effect on mortality, and may actually reduce the risk of dying at an earlier age.

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