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Study: Fast Food Not Biggest Issue Behind Rise In Childhood Obesity Rates

Researchers have learned that, despite some claims to the contrary, fast food is not the leading cause of rising childhood obesity rates in America.


Between 2007 and 2012, food companies reduced their products' calories by the equivalent of around 78 calories per person per day. (Getty Images)

Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories

Between 2007 and 2012, food companies reduced their products’ calories by the equivalent of around 78 calories per person per day.


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Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.


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Obesity Very High In 13 States; Many In The South

ATLANTA (AP) — Adult obesity still isn’t budging, the latest government survey shows. The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of U.S. adults deemed […]

CBS Charlotte–08/16/2013

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Study: Nearly 40 Percent Of Medical Students Have Bias Against Obese People

According to a new study, almost 40 percent of medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people.


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Do Kids Really Need To Clean Their Plate?

(CBS Charlotte) — Growing up, you probably heard your parents tell you that you couldn’t leave the table or have dessert until you “clean your plate.” And now, over 35 percent of adults in the […]

CBS Charlotte–05/01/2013

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Academic: Obese Flyers Should Pay More To Travel

A scholar has garnered international attention for his assertion that airlines should institute a “pay as you weigh” pricing policy that forces obese passengers to pay more to fly.


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S.C. Lawmaker Challenges Haley To Use Food Stamps

A South Carolina lawmaker is challenging Gov. Nikki Haley and the state’s DSS director to try to eat healthy foods on a food stamp budget for one week.


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South Carolina Wants To Discuss Food Stamp Changes With Feds

South Carolina officials hope restricting what people can buy with food stamps will cut down on obesity.


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Charlotte Doc: Adjust Insurance Premiums Based On Health and Habit

A Charlotte doctor feels that obesity caused by habit is weighing down the American health care system, and that one possible solution to the problem is to require that portion of the obese population to pay higher health insurance premiums.