CDC: 40 Percent Of U.S. Cancer Cases Linked To Being OverweightAccording to the CDC, at least 13 different types of cancer have been linked to being overweight or obese.
'They Want To Be Here': Allina Program Helping Teens Battle ObesityIn the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese.
More Than Half Of Americans Have Battled Obesity, Study SaysThe study found that 50.8 percent of men and 51.6 percent of women in the U.S. had battled obesity.
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.
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.
4 Things To Know: Franken/Sessions, Fewer Americans Losing Weight & MoreFrom the ongoing controversy surrounding AG Jeff Session to fewer Americans losing weight, here are the four things to know for Wednesday, March 8.
Minnesota Among 5 States Where Obesity Rates Increased In 2014Obesity rates across the country are still high despite the billions of dollars being spent on programs aimed at lowering than number, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Minnesota is of only five states that saw an increase in adult obesity rates last year – just shy of 28 percent.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states -- it's the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.
Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids' MenusSoft drinks are still on the kids' menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald's and Wendy's in eliminating soda. That doesn't mean adults can't order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn't listed is a huge relief.
Study: Time In Front Of The TV Correlated To Childhood ObesityWhen it comes to kids, how much TV is too much TV? A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics that found five and six-year olds who watch just an hour of TV a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese compared to kids who watch less.
Politico: Minnesota Is Best State In The NationPolitico.com has ranked Minnesota as the top state in the nation in their second-annual poll that coincides with President Obama's State of the Union address The poll is "an appraisal of the state of the states of the union," according to author Margaret Slattery, and is inspired by the 1931 series "The Worst American State" by legendary journalist H.L. Mencken.
FDA Approves Roseville-Based Co.'s Obesity DeviceIt is the first obesity-fighting device and it was made right here in Minnesota. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Roseville-based Entero-Medics implantable device, called the Maestro.

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