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Loneliness, Social Isolation A Bigger Health Issue Than Obesity, Study SaysResearchers say people with a greater social connection cut their risk of premature death in half.
Getting Less Than 7 Hours Of Sleep May Lead To Obesity, Study FindsPeople who consistently get less than seven hours of sleep per night are more likely to be obese, a new study finds.
Artificial Sweeteners May Increase Your Risk For ObesityArtificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many believe in helping people lose weight and avoid health problems, a new evidence review suggests.  
America's Pets Are Getting PudgyA new study shows obesity in America has now spread to include obesity in our pet population. It found one in three pets is overweight or obese.
Kids Biased Against Overweight Peers, Study FindsAccording to a new study, children are implicitly biased towards overweight peers.
More Than Two Billion Are Obese Worldwide, Study FindsAccording to a new study, nearly a third of the globe's population is obese.
Prevent Obesity Now, Prevent Problems LaterObesity is on the rise & there's really no sign of a slowdown. There are simple ways you can take control of your waistline, starting now.
Kids With Bedtimes, Mealtimes Less Likely To Be Obese, Study FindsA new study has found that kids with set bedtimes and mealtimes are less likely to be obese, and more likely to be emotionally healthy.
Soda Tax Proposed To Help Stem Obesity EpidemicIf soda is more your thing, you may not like this too much. The nation's obesity epidemic has turned the spotlight on sugary drinks.
County Wants To Buy New Stretchers For Obese PatientsIn another sign of the times, health officials in Alachua County are looking to buy new stretchers with hydraulic lifts to assist emergency rescue personnel with obese individuals.
Pill That Works Like A Treadmill Closer To RealityHitting the gym, day after day, with the goal of getting in shape may soon be a think of the past as researchers say they have captured the weight loss benefits of a treadmill—in a pill.
Focus On South Florida: Tackling Childhood ObesityChildhood Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. ‘Fit Kids Day’ is a statewide initiative created for kids, by kids, and is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles. We’ll talk about this initiative, how it works and how you can get your kids involved.

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