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overweight

Sticks and stones and … social media?

Bullying has been a reality for generations of youngsters—but today's youth are exposed to a particularly vicious strain, worsened by social media.

Sleep-deprived kids at risk

Study: Getting less sleep may equate to a 58 percent increased chance of becoming overweight or obese.

Weight loss, the tie that binds

Apples don't fall far from the tree—kids will prioritize fitness if parents set the tone.

Bigger is not always better

Think you're eating healthy portions? Think again. Some portions are 200 percent larger than we need.

Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race

Study found fluctuations in pounds shed over a year of dieting predicted poorer results.

Kicking your diet to the curb? OK…

Focus on health at every size—not your weight or BMI, dietitian says.

Is this enzyme making you fat?

When researchers inhibited the substance in mice, they gained 40 percent less weight than 'control' mice.

Knee surgery success not determined by weight

Results are similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people.

Another obesity downside: higher esophageal cancer risk

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach cancer as well.

Comfort counts

A new device could make scanning procedures better for radiology technicians and patients of size.

Researchers suspect cancer, obesity link

People who stay slim throughout life may reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

What’s the ideal pregnancy weight?

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, obstetrician says, and half of moms-to-be start their pregnancy already weighing too much.

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