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12 States Now Have High Obesity Rates

A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates.

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Study: Americans Have No Idea How Fat They Are

Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.

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Obese Kid
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Diabetes Cases Among Teens Skyrocketing, Says Study [AUDIO]

The numbers are staggering. One in four 12 to 19 year olds in the United States are on their way to developing diabetes.

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Obese Kids
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Obese Kids Face Greater Cancer Risk, NJ Doctor Warns

New data shows what many people have suspected for quite a while - that child obesity increases the risk of developing cancer as an adult.

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Obese People
Flickr User Tony Alter
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Will There Be An End to Obesity Epidemic?

More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger. Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.

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Flickr User Tony Alter
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Obesity Costs Nation Nearly $190 Billion Per Year, Says Study [AUDIO]

Here's a shocking statistic. Obesity now costs Americans more in healthcare spending than smoking.

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Parents Are the Gateway to Junk Food for Their Kids

There is a childhood obesity epidemic in this country and we all know kids are eating more sugar than they should.  Despite the awareness about healthy foods, parents are still bringing the bad stuff into their homes.  That's according to Dietitian with the New Jersey Dietetic Association Dr. Felcia Stoler.

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Many Don’t Believe Their Obesity Poses Health Risks [AUDIO]

Many overweight and obese patients seen in hospital emergency departments don't believe their weight poses a risk to their health. A new study also finds that many say their doctors have never told them otherwise.

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