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Southern States Have Highest Obesity Rate
Jul 5, 2014 | 
A recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control says that 12 states now have adult obesity rates of 30 percent or higher. Seven of those states are in the South. The CDC data are from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2010 phone survey of 400,000 US adults. Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.
Recession May Have Worsened Obesity
Jun 21, 2014 | 
According to a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Great Recession that began in 2008 may have worsened obesity rates in developed nations, including some groups in the United States.
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No Such Thing as ‘Healthy' Obesity, Study Says
May 16, 2014 | 
While the last few years have sparked debate over whether those who are overweight or obese can still be classified as healthy, a new study seems to put the issue to rest.
Obesity Risk Tied to Certain Demographics Who Drink Sugary Beverages
May 15, 2014 | 
Although many of us are learning more about the dangers of sugary beverages - which have been linked to rising cases of obesity and increased rates of type 2 diabetes - there are some groups who seem to have not "gotten the memo."
Obesity & Insulin Resistance
Apr 8, 2014 | 
A University of Sao Paulo study of 135 individuals, half with normal weight and the other half obese, suggests there is a link between obesity and the body's inability to use insulin-insulin resistance.
Is Is "Fat Cell Expansion" a Cause of Obesity?
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