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The science on obesity has changed dramatically. But doctors haven't caught up.

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives.

Brain's 'Self-Control' Center May Be Key to Weight-Loss Success

A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting dietfor folks who want to lose weight, researchers say.

Weight-Loss Surgery Data Indicates There Are Actually 4 Types of Obesity

Understanding the very different characteristics of subgroups of obese patients may hold the key to devising more effective weight-loss treatments and interventions, according to new research.

These Are the States with the Highest and Lowest Youth Obesity Rates

More than a quarter of Mississippi children ages 10 to 17 are obese, giving the state the nation’s highest rate of youth obesity, according to new data.

6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating

It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out (to almost any destination) and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon you’re at the local burger joint, diet forgotten.

8 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good for Weight Loss

Losing weight doesn’t always have to be about deprivation and denial. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Successful, sustainable weight loss is far more attainable when you focus on the quality of food rather than the quantity. Eat wholesome, nutritious, (and even calorie-filled) foods and you’ll be far more satisfied and content on less. Many of the foods people think are off-limits when it comes to losing weight are the very foods that have the ability to actually help us reach our goal. Here are eight foods that cannot only help you reach your weight-loss goal, but help you keep it off for good.

The #1 Habit You Should Have to Lose Weight

A while back, a few of my colleagues and I decided to write down every single weight-loss habit we have ever used ourselves or with our clients. In four days, we had listed 167 of them. That’s a lot. Recently I asked those 50 coaches to look at the list again and pick the one habit you should have to lose fat easily.

4 Reasons Why Your Cardio Addiction Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Attention, cardio bunnies: Your sweat style might actually be what’s standing in between you and your fitness and weight-loss goals. Do you usually spend your gym time bopping up and down on the treadmill or elliptical? Then you need to torch these four all-too-common cardio myths ASAP:

Smalltown America Seeing More Severe Obesity

In recent years, adult obesity prevalence was higher in less populated areas of the U.S., researchers confirmed.

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Your Child's Mouth Could Reveal Their Obesity Risk

Scientists believe the bacteria that live in a toddler’s mouth could provide clues as to whether they will become obese.

USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity

Primary care physicians should offer or refer obese patients to intensive behavioral interventions, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final recommendation statement published in the Sept. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

CDC: Seven States Had Obesity Rates Above 35% in 2017

At least 35% of adults in seven U.S. states were obese in 2017 -- up from five states in 2016, according to self-reported obesity prevalence data from the CDC.

Neighborhood Matters When It Comes to Childhood Obesity

Living in a healthy neighborhood was found to have a substantial impact on childhood weight and nutrition in a prospective observational study.

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The Key to Avoiding Weight Gain as You Get Older Probably Isn't What You Think

Like a favourite car that's starting to show its age, many of us begin to put on weight as we get older.

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Obesity Prevalence Among US Adults

The prevalence of obesity and severe obesity was significantly greater in 2013-2016 in US adults living in nonmetropolitan statistical areas compared with adults living in large metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), a recent study found.

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Do carbs drive obesity? With evidence inconclusive, debate continues

Are refined and processed carbohydrates particularly fattening? Or is a calorie just a calorie, regardless of whether the source is carbohydrate, protein, or fat?

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Mom's Lifestyle Plays Big Role in Child's Obesity Risk

A mother's lifestyle can play a significant role in a child's risk for obesity, researchers said.

In a study involving nearly 25,000 children, those whose mothers adhered to five factors comprising a healthy lifestyle..

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Genes, not adiposity, may be driving appetite differences in obesity

– Evidence from a twin study points to genes, rather than just adiposity, as the underlying factor in differences in appetite and satiety that have been observed in obesity.

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Obesity tied to risk of irregular heart rhythm in both genders

(Reuters Health) - Both men and women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop an irregular heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation than their counterparts who maintain a healthy weight, a recent study suggests.

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Sucralose sparks appetite in obese, not lean, individuals

Consumption of a sucralose-laden beverage stimulated appetite centers of the brain in individuals with obesity but not in lean participants of a recent study, even though hunger and satiety hormone levels didn’t change.

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