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Poor Sleep May Lead To Too Much Stored Fat And Disease

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Doctors may recommend that obese patients use weight-loss drugs to trick their hunger pangs. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Two New Drugs May Help In Fight Against Obesity

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Billionaires John and Laura Arnold are betting that the country's top nutrition researchers can get to the bottom of the obesity epidemic. Courtesy of the John and Laura Arnold Foundation hide caption

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Customers line up for farmers market produce on a corner in Washington, D.C., where people eat more fruits and veggies than in many states. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Shannon Orley, left, meets with her health coach, Kelly Heithold, right, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Annie Feidt for NPR hide caption

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An Alaska Company Losing The Obesity Game Calls In Health Coaches

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FDA Approves First New Weight-Loss Drug In More Than A Decade

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can cause painful inflammation in the fingers and other joints. Richard Rudisill/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Obesity Stokes Rheumatoid Arthritis With More Than Just Extra Weight

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New York City food carts would also be affected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban sugary drinks 16 oz. and larger. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Bloomberg's Sugary Drink Ban May Not Change Soda Drinkers' Habits

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