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The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks. Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company hide caption

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Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

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Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

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A family sells pastries in Mexico City. As Mexicans' wages have risen, their average daily intake of calories has soared. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR hide caption

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How Diabetes Got To Be The No. 1 Killer In Mexico

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A new study finds that being overweight may decrease a person's life span. Zena Holloway/Getty Images hide caption

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Carrying Some Extra Pounds May Not Be Good After All

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An increasing number of overweight Americans have lost the motivation to diet. enisaksoy/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Dieting Passe? Study Finds Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

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A molecular biologist is studying how excess sugar might alter brain chemistry, leading to overeating and eventually, obesity. Veronica Grech/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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This Scientist Is Trying To Unravel What Sugar Does To The Brain

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Marlene Simpson of Sacramento, Calif., wears compression bandages daily to help reduce the swelling in her legs. She is getting fitted for compression bandages for her arms to prevent swelling there. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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These Women Discovered It Wasn't Just Fat: It Was Lipedema

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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A new study counters the presumption that bariatric surgery is just a short-term fix for severe obesity. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

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