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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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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 Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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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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New Food Label Requirements Listing Trans Fat and Allergens Take Effect
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940′s Jerry Doyle; Obesity Costs America More In Health Care Than Cigarettes [VIDEO]

Overnights on The New 940, KIXZ we let Jerry Doyle take the mic and pontificate on topics both political and entertaining.  He also tries to open some eyes once in a while.

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What Are the Fittest and Fattest States in the US?

All that fresh mountain air must be a very good thing, because according to a new report from the CDC, Colorado has once again ranked as the thinnest state in the nation.

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New Study Reveals Americans Don’t Realize How Fat They Are [POLL]

Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.

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FDA Approves Anti-Obesity Drug Qsymia [VIDEO]

Less than a month after the FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq — the first anti-obesity drug to gain federal approval in over a decade — the agency has signed off on Qsymia, another medication to help combat the nation’s expanding waistline.

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Turns Out Being Overweight May Not Lead to an Early Death After All

For years, standard wisdom has held that extra pounds aren’t just unattractive, they’re also unhealthy and could shorten your life. But according to new research, that may not be the case.

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