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This Chinese teenager weighs 353 pounds. At a "slimming center" in China's central Hubei province, he's exercising and undergoing acupuncture to lose weight. Color China/AP hide caption

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

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A recent study found obese women are more likely than other women to work physically demanding jobs, like the kind that call for hard hats. They're less likely to work in jobs that require a lot of interaction with clients and customers — jobs that, on average, make more money. iStockphoto hide caption

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Obese Women Make Less Money, Work More Physically Demanding Jobs

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The majority of voters in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., voted in favor of a soda tax, but the measure didn't gain the required two-thirds majority required in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Proponents of the taxes say that if the measures pass, the money would be directed, in San Francisco, toward childhood nutrition and recreation and, in Berkeley, into the city's general fund. Joel Saget /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

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Photos from Liz Paul's blog entries on Prior Fat Girl. The blog chronicles women's weight loss journeys. Courtesy of Liz Paul/PriorFatGirl.com hide caption

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

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Carlos Romero and girlfriend Kate Rowe sit down for a meal they cooked together. Two years ago, Carlos Romero weighed 437 pounds. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

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One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

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What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

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We are all Russian nesting dolls: Our intestines house many bacteria, which house many viruses. These so-called bacteriophages are likely as important for our health as the bacteria they live in. Lisa Brown for NPR hide caption

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Helping employees take the time to go for a walk instead of reaching for junk food when energy flags boosts productivity, some firms find. Jamie Grill Photography/Tetra Images/Corbis hide caption

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

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