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obesity

Top 10 reasons to exercise 30 minutes today

Want to break out of your sedentary rut? Check out these tips from a preventive cardiologist.

Lose weight, save money

A computer algorithm finds you'll save thousands of dollars over your lifetime by reaching a healthy weight.

Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

Diabetes—deadlier for women?

Researchers are trying to understand the connection between the condition and coronary heart disease in women.

Want to gain years? Master blood pressure

Study: A typical 50-year-old with hypertension could gain three extra years of life by aggressively treating the condition.

Is it time to scrutinize sweeteners?

Pediatrics group calls for more research into artificial sweeteners and their effect on children's health.

Metabolic issues hit at any weight

While issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are more likely to affect people with obesity, those with normal weight aren't free of risk.

Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.

The power of a hearty nap

Study: Indulging in the occasional siesta might reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Guys struggle with body image, too

About 40% of men say they've been discriminated against or stereotyped because of their size.

Programmed to pack pounds?

A fat-storing protein that helped our ancestors avoid starvation may today play an outsized role in excess fat storage—in times of plenty.

Patient Story

Forging a future

Bariatric surgery gave a Michigan couple the edge they needed to shed pounds. But the real progress came when they confronted their lifelong emotional burdens.

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