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Obesity

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Nearly 50 Overweight High School Students To Receive Wristbands To Track Activity Levels

Overweight students at a Florida high school will be receiving a wristband for researchers to track their activity levels.

CBS Tampa–9 hours ago

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Study: Action-Packed TV Might Make You Snack More

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

09/10/2014

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Study: Any Diet Works If People Stick To It

Willpower is the key to weight loss, say researchers.

09/04/2014

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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/18/2014

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New Statistics Show Gestational Diabetes Cases Increasing

Doctors are now finding that gestational diabetes is more common than they thought.

06/25/2014

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Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

CBS Tampa–05/16/2014

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Responders Cut Hole In House Of Man Who Weighs Several Hundred Pounds After Fall

A man who weighs several hundred pounds had to have the back of his home cut open so rescue personnel could get him out after he fell.

04/10/2014

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Florida Is Fighting Back Against Obesity Rates

Florida health officials are launching a new program aimed at curbing alarming obesity rates in the state.

CBS Tampa–01/20/2014

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Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.

09/18/2013

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Study: Discrimination Against Obese Persons Could Cause, Perpetuate Obesity

A new study shows that people who experience discrimination because of their weight are more likely to either become or stay obese.

07/25/2013

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