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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.
Postpartum Weight Gain Boosts Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Apr 29, 2014 | 
Moms who fail to lose the pounds they gain during pregnancy - or those who gain a few extra pounds in the year that follows birth - may boost the risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and heart disease later on, according to the results of a new study.
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