A buffet at a Double Quick convenience store in Holmes County, Miss., shows a wide array of fried foods.
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May 19, 2011 A new collaboration with Oxford American magazine spotlights the South, starting with a dispatch from the most obese county in the U.S.
May 17, 2011 Researchers found that obesity was more likely than sleep-disordered breathing to keep kids from staying awake during the day. But they're not sure which comes first: the weight problem or the sleepiness.
The Zucker rat has been bred specifically as a genetic model for obesity in humans.
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May 12, 2011 The muscles of obese rats don't change during weight gain to support their bigger bodies. The finding could shed light on the problems some overweight rats and humans have exercising.
April 11, 2011 Nearly half of people taking the highest dose of the drug lost 10 percent or more of their weight over a year. Only 7 percent of people taking a dummy pill lost that much.
These guys probably bring down the weight average.
April 4, 2011 The Coast Guard is raising its assumption about how much the average American weighs to 185 pounds, up 9 percent from the current benchmark of 160 pounds. The change will lower the number of people allowed on many passenger vessels.
March 11, 2011 The right sort of talk with your doctor could help get you on the road to weight loss. But many physicians are reluctant to bring it up, out of fear they might offend patients.
Caloric French Canadian comfort food: poutine.
March 2, 2011 About one-quarter of Canadians are obese compared with more than one-third of Americans. The gap is narrower between men in both countries than it is for women. But people in both nations have become fatter since the 1980s.
February 17, 2011 In 1944, the U.S. Navy was worried about sailors wasting food. But, a poster from the time that encourages moderation on the chow line resonates today for a different reason.
July 29, 2010 Britain's public health minister said calling people fat would motivate more to lose weight.
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