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Stories with subject: Obesity
  • Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

  • Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:09 am

    GREELEY, Colorado - When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.

  • Marshall researcher awarded grant to study obesity, aging 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:08 am

    HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - The National Institute on Aging has awarded a grant to a Marshall University researcher to study obesity and aging.

  • Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment story has video
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:49 pm

    Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.

  • Medicaid offers nutrition counseling to combat obesity in SC 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 11:10 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Poor, obese South Carolinians covered by Medicaid can get help slimming down through nutritional counseling sessions aimed at stemming chronic and costly health problems.

  • First lady's healthy kids director understands good eating story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 7:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - The new director of Michelle Obama's initiative against childhood obesity knows firsthand the benefits of healthy eating.