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Study shows that tongue size and fat may predict sleep apnea risk in obese adults

DARIEN, IL – A new study of obese adults is the first to show that those who have obstructive sleep apnea have ...

An apple a day could keep obesity away

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences ...

Child maltreatment alters hormone levels linked to obesity

Children who are maltreated may be at an increased risk of obesity and inflammatory disorders because of low levels of leptin — a hormone involved in regulating appetite, according to new research from King’s College London. ... Full story

Research study analyzes best types of exercise for obese youth

OTTAWA — What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? ... Full story

Poor Body Size Judgment Can Lead to Increased Tolerance of Obesity

Seven in every 10 obese adults underestimate how much someone weighs, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found, while people of normal weight make this mistake much less often. ... Full story

Poverty-Obesity Link is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

USTIN, Texas — Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. ... Full story

National study examines ways federal policy can impact childhood, adolescent obesity

Brown School researcher helps find that beverage tax, exercise promotion best longterm options ... Full story

Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands–Not Nature Preserves–Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds

Research suggests local policymakers should evaluate outdoor resources to encourage exercise ... Full story

UCLA faculty voice: Rats ditch balanced diet to eat just like obese people

Buffets of highly processed foods like sugar and flour made rats ignore normal cues to stop eating when full ... Full story

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The fifth annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month kicked off September 1, encouraging all Americans to take steps to reduce the effects of the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are overweight or obese, according to recent data. ... Full story

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