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Can You Guess the Fattest Country in the World? (Hint: It Ain’t America)

Here’s some news that’s bigger than Americans’ ever-growing waistlines.

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Do You Live in One of the Nation’s Fattest Cities?

A survey of more than 350,000 Americans for the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has revealed the nation’s fattest and skinniest cities — and it also proves our country’s battle of the bulge is far from over.

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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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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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New Study Says Impulsive People Weigh More

We all know eating too much and moving too little can add a little extra around the waist. But can your personality lead to weight gain too?

A new study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says it’s possible.

Three researchers from the US Department of Health and Human Services followed nearly 2,000 people over a 50-year life span and found those who were more impulsive were likely to be about 24 pounds heavier than those who weren’t. They also found that subjects who weren’t terribly friendly may experience  “a greater increase in the Body Mass Index across the adult life span.”

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New Study Ranks Obesity Rates By State

Where you live might play into how much you weigh.  ...At least statistically speaking.
From 2006 through 2008, more than 30 states saw increased rates of obesity. During the following two years, the number of states experiencing increases in obesity rates was in the 20s

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(Photo by: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Sports Drinks Contributes To Adolescent Obesity

A recent study details the link between sport drink consumption and obesity in adolescents.   Although these beverages can help to restore electrolyte and carbohydrate levels that kids burn off in exercise, water should still be the beverage of choice to quench their thirst

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