Obesity

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Report: Schools, Walkable Neighborhoods Are Key In The Battle Against Obesity

A new report says schools play a key role in fighting the nation’s battle with obesity.

05/08/2012

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Good Question: What Does It Mean To Be Obese?

By 2030, according to researchers, 42 percent of Americans will be obese.

05/07/2012

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A Chubby Pet Could Be A Big Problem

Attention dog and cat owners, it’s time to give your four-legged friend a critical once-over. If your pet is looking a little chubby, it could be a big problem.

05/01/2012

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8 Calorie Myths Busted

We know the way to lose weight is to cut calories from our diet. But how do we separate the nutrition facts from the myths?

WCCO-TV–04/17/2012

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If Your BMI Is High, You Need Not Apply

A Texeas hospital has a policy that they won’t hire anyone with a high BMI.

04/06/2012

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Farmington Phy-Ed Teacher Lobbying In D.C.

A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It’s part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.

03/27/2012

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Should Overweight Air Travelers Pay A Surcharge?

Should overweight air passengers pay more for their tickets? A Princeton University professor says it only makes sense, since travelers already pay a fee for their oversized bags.

03/16/2012

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Kids Turning To Personal Trainers To Fight Obesity

One in three American children are considered overweight. While you’ve probably heard that statistic before, you may not know that more than a million American youngsters are turning to personal trainers.

02/16/2012

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MN Researcher: Sitting Is ‘The New Smoking’

A researcher in Minnesota says that sitting is the new smoking.

01/27/2012

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Study: Half Of Overweight Kids Participate In Sports

Taking part in sports may not be enough to keep young people from being overweight, according to a University of Minnesota study.

12/13/2011

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Wis. Parents Charged With Starving Baby, Feared Obesity

Prosecutors have accused an Appleton couple of starving their 17-month-old daughter, apparently because her father was afraid she would become obese.

11/17/2011

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New Ad Causes Controversy

An ad in Georgia targeting obesity in youth has caused quite the controversy. But one girl involved in the filming says it has actually helped her confidence. Check out the story and the ad.

05/06/2011

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‘Cheeseburger Bill’ Clears 1st Minn. House Panel

A Minnesota House panel has approved legislation that would block consumers from suing fast-food chains and other food companies for weight problems.

02/21/2011

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Research: Formula-Fed Babies At Higher Risk For Obesity

Good eating habits need to start young — really young, as in the first months of infancy.

02/07/2011

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Doctor: Serious Diabetes Threat Around The Corner

Obesity is a main reason type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, is on the increase.

11/22/2010

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