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Is the Junk-Food 'Addiction' Study Junk Science?

A new study claims that Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine. Is this study legit--or junk science?
Posted 10/23/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 79 comments   33,482 views
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Should Obesity Be Classified as a Disease?

The AMA recently voted to classify obesity as a disease. What do you think?
Posted 6/19/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Megan Patrick : 139 comments   26,704 views
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8 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

If you continue to do everything right but still struggle to lose weight, then this is a must-read!
Posted 4/28/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 148 comments   3,752,791 views
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How Much Exercise Do You REALLY Need to Lose Weight?

New guidelines state that 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week might not be enough. So how much exercise do you really need to help you lose weight and keep it off?
Posted 4/10/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 1325 comments   1,375,827 views
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Does the Prejudice against Obesity Motivate You to Lose Weight?

Is all the emphasis on "fighting obesity" increasing the stigma of obesity and causing even more problems?
Posted 3/20/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Dean Anderson : 336 comments   50,101 views
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Food Addiction is Real (and 6 Ways to Deal)

Guest blogger Dr. Pamela Peeke shares exciting and eye-opening info about the science of food addiction--and offers ways to cope.
Posted 2/13/2013  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 44 comments   121,794 views
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Poll: Is 'Shame' a Helpful Weight-Loss Motivator?

A prominent bioethicist is making headlines this week with his unconventional (and, some say, mean-spirited) plan to curb obesity rates and health-care costs. What do YOU think?
Posted 1/28/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 221 comments   23,429 views
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How Downplaying the Obesity Epidemic Harms Public Health

Recently, Becky has seen several news stories downplaying the effects of excess weight. She thinks this is a very big issue, and she would like you to share your thoughts, too
Posted 1/25/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 84 comments   24,758 views
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Avoid the Self-Fulfilling Fat Prophecy

According to new research, feeling fat--even though you aren't--can actually make you fat!
Posted 10/26/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 27 comments   32,807 views
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Does Fitness Matter More than Weight?

Some of the latest research seems to contradict what we've typically been lead to believe. Size is not always the best indicator of health.
Posted 10/16/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 89 comments   26,561 views
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Healthy Teens Equal Smarter Teens

Studies on adults have shown metabolic syndrome is associated with brain changes in adults. New research shows the same effects on the teenage brain.
Posted 10/9/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 5 comments   13,162 views
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The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

What can we start doing today, right now, in our own homes and communities to help turn around the childhood obesity epidemic?
Posted 9/18/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 14 comments   11,333 views
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How Prevalent is Obesity in Your State?

The latest nationwide obesity prevalence map has been released. Where does your state fall in the national rankings?
Posted 9/3/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 27 comments   10,453 views
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Are New FDA-Approved Diet Drugs Worth the Risk?

Within the past month, the FDA has approved two new prescription weight-loss drugs. It's important to understand the risks if you're considering trying them.
Posted 7/31/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 105 comments   43,829 views
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Could AC Be Making Us Fatter?

Data suggests that climate control could be among the modern conveniences causing our waistlines to expand. Is that bit of knowledge enough to make you give up AC, like I have?
Posted 7/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 90 comments   18,595 views
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