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The nation's obesity epidemic is as much about brain chemistry as it is poor diet and laziness — a fact we must realize if we're going to treat obesity effectively
Nationally, nearly 36 percent of adults are obese, and businesses are spending billions to make everything from bathrooms to sports stadiums easier for them to navigate
An extract made from unprocessed beans might be a powerful yet affordable tool to help people shed pounds, and lots of them
The shoe company's new exercise bracelet turns working out into a stylishly competitive game. But will it convince people to get out and move?
Limiting a pot-like brain compound that regulates metabolism allows genetically altered mice to stay skinny without exercising. Is a dream pill far behind?
So-called "active" video games might not do as great a job as we thought at making children more physically active
The federal government is trimming the salt and fat in cafeteria meals. Will it help slim down America's students?
The down-home cooking guru has type 2 diabetes, and her critics insist that her creamy, buttery recipes made the diagnosis all but inevitable. Is that fair?
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