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Obesity disparity grew among US kindergarteners

From foxnews.com

Obesity rates among children entering kindergarten in the U.S. have increased since 1998 - except among those from the wealthiest families, according to new research. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, add to evidence that suggests not all young people are benefiting from a leveling out of obesity rates as…

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Some people may have an 'obesity gene'

From washingtonpost.com

Some women may get more benefit than others from exercise, and genes are part of the reason why, a new study finds. Women who had certain genetic markers gained weight after following a strength-training regimen for a year, whereas women who didn't have those markers lost weight after following the…

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Weight Loss Magic Soup and 5 More Slimming Recipes

From communitytable.com

Here are six recipes that won't leave you feeling guilty!1. Weight Loss Magic SoupIf you are still trying to drop a few pounds after the holidays or you want to slim down for an upcoming event, you have got to try this Weight Loss Magic Soup.

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2 months
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Taxing Junk Food Won't Curb Obesity or Heart Disease - US News

From usnews.com

Can't tax them away. What if I told you there was an easy way to fix various health problems that had a variety of benefits and very little cost? Your first reaction could be "let's do it." This is the promise that comes with taxing items to change consumer behavior.

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3 months
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Fitness vacations favor fun, adventure over weight loss

From foxnews.com

Fitness vacations have ventured far from the fat farm. Today's fit-focused travelers want to pair exercise with escapades and fitness with fun, whether it's yoga among the sea turtles, bootcamp on the beach or a zumba cruise. "Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose weight," said Melisse Gelula…

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10 days
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The quickest weight loss habits to squeeze into a busy day - CNN.com

From cnn.com

Don't throw in the towel just yet. You don't need extra minutes in your day to eat less or to move more, the two basic pillars of weight loss. Here's how to reevaluate the time you do have, and smart strategies to make dropping pounds easier, no matter how swamped…

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1 month
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Will Going Organic Help You Lose Weight?

From huffingtonpost.com

If you've ever picked up an apple from the organic section of your supermarket, you probably thought that by doing so, you were improving your health. And if you haven't, you may belong to the camp that believes the potential health benefits of going organic don't outweigh the literal costs.

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10 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss

From yahoo.com

(Photo: Shutterstock) Pssst! Want to lose weight fast? Go have a snack. Skipping meals, restricting calories, being "disciplined?" It's all a sham! A study published just this January showed participants who ate at least six times a day had lower BMIs, and consumed fewer calories, than those who ate just…

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2 months
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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling

From npr.org

Anne Roberson walks a quarter mile down the road each day to her mailbox in the farming town of Exeter, deep in California's Central Valley. Her daily walk and housekeeping chores are her only exercise, and her weight has remained stubbornly over 200 pounds for some time now.

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3 months