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Gallup: Overweight Americans Suffer From More Pain

Adults who are obese report higher rates of daily pain than those who are not, according to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey.

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Starving Yourself Sometimes Could Be Good for You

Want to boost your brain power and a live a few years longer to boot? Scientists say the answer could be as simple as occasionally depriving yourself of food.

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Weight Gain Could Depend on the Medicines You’re Taking

Weight gain may not always be due to what you eat. Researchers in Texas find your medication can cause serious weight gain.

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Fructose Not Linked to Weight Gain: Study

Fructose has long been considered one of the causes of the obesity crisis across the world. But a new study from researchers in Canada finds that might not be true.

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Researchers Find Social Influences Can Fuel Weight Loss

Is weight loss contagious? According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, it is.

Researchers at the Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University found people who are in a team-based weight loss competition influence each others weight loss to a large degree.

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Study: Obesity Is Associated With Altered Brain Function

In the battle against the bulge, scientists are now looking to the brain in an effort to learn why some people are prone to overeating and weight gain.

Researchers in Finland found that in comparison to lean individuals, the brain glucose metabolism of obese individuals was significantly higher in the region of the brain where rewards are processed.

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Is Obesity Contagious?

Recent studies have shown we tend to eat more when the people around us do. But new research with mice takes that one further, revealing obesity may actually be contagious.

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Does Obesity Cause Pain — Or the Other Way Around?

A new study published in the journal Obesity suggests excess weight and physical pain often go hand-in-hand — even if the overweight person is otherwise in good health.

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Effects of Risk Factors For Obesity Causes People to Put on Weight

A new study published in the journal PLoS Medicine found people with several risk factors for obesity were more likely to put on weight.

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Why Big & Tall Corpses Are No Good To Science

If you are thinking of donating your body to science in an effort to help others learn please step on the scale first before you apply.

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