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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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Can Secondhand Smoke Actually Make You Diabetic and Obese?

In the first study of its kind, scientists have used blood markers to determine that non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke could have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Should the Government Be Involved In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity? — Survey of the Day

Childhood obesity is certainly a problem. The percentage of children between 6 and 11 who are obese in the United States has tripled in the last 30 years and now stands at 20 percent.

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800 Pound Teen Has To Be Cut Out Of Her House

Georgia Davis is not your normal teenager. She’s unfortunately got some fairly serious medical problems that made her extremely overweight. How overweight? Try 835 pounds.

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800-Pound Bride Susanne Eman Bulking Up for Her Big Wedding Day

It’s pretty common knowledge that most brides will stress out about losing weight before the wedding in an effort to fit into that perfect dress. For this Susanne Eman, however, fitting into the perfect dress means not losing sight of her goal and keeping her weight at 800 pounds.

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Jerry Doyle: Treat Fat People Like Smokers [VIDEO]

Overnights on The New 940 we turn the station over to Jerry Doyle.  I must admit that he is my favorite by far.  If I could find a place to air him during the day I would but with our outstanding lineup who would you cancel?

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Why Is European Airline Ryanair Asking Flight Attendants to Lose Weight?

European budget airline Ryanair has vowed to avoid the fuel surcharges many of its competitors are now passing on to passengers, so it’s instituted a variety of measures to reduce the gas required for each trip. Among them? Asking flight attendants to lose weight.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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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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Study: Overweight Americans May Risk Kidney Damage When Attempting Weight Loss

The nutritional and lifestyle habits of overweight adults, including diets and diet pills, may be causing kidney damage, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

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