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More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

Most Americans are overweight, according to a new study looking at overweight and obesity rates in the United States.<p>In a report published in <i>JAMA</i> …

More than two thirds of all Americans now obese or overweight

Three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women in the United States are now either obese or overweight, a new study has found<p>A majority of Americans are either obese or overweight, a major new study has found, showing an increase of more than 10 per cent since the 1990s.<p>The new figures also show …

Third of overweight teenagers think they are right size, study shows

More than a third of teenagers who are obese or overweight think their size is perfectly normal, according to researchers who say this lack of understanding is putting young people at greater risk of cancer and other diseases.<p>Health experts worry that too much stress on the dangers of gaining …

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Overweight teenagers in denial about obesity at risk of up to 10 different types of cancer

New research reveals nearly half of overweight teenagers feel they are "about the right weight"<p>Overweight teenagers are in denial about their unhealthy size, according to new research. Around 40 per cent of overweight or obese teens feel they are "about the right weight".<p>Meanwhile normal weight …

Only half of overweight Americans are serious about weight loss

Most overweight Americans want to lose a few pounds, but only half say they are seriously trying to do so, a new poll suggests.<p>In the Gallup poll, about one-third of the American adults surveyed said they weighed at least 20 lbs. (9 kilograms) more than their "ideal weight." And among those people, …

Many Parents Don't Notice When Their Kids Are Overweight

Parents can't help their kids if they don't know there's a problem.<p>(Reuters Health) - Many parents don’t realize when their children are overweight and so they fail to help the youngsters shed excess pounds, an Australian study suggests.<p>When researchers asked parents to report their child’s height …

Overweight Americans Want To Lose Weight, Aren't Serious About Doing So

Extra weight puts Americans at risk for a variety of health conditions.<p>Most overweight Americans want to lose a few pounds, but only half say they are seriously trying to do so, a new poll suggests.<p>In the Gallup poll, about one-third of the American adults surveyed said they weighed at least 20 …

Obese three-year-old becomes youngest child diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be called 'mature onset' diabetes but more and more children are being diagnosed<p>A three-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the world to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching 5½ stone.<p>The youngster from Texas, US, who has not been identified, was …

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1 billion people globally predicted to become obese by 2025

New analysis indicates UN's goal on diet-related disease will fail to be met due to the growing numbers of people becoming obese, as close to 1 …

A third of children overweight when they leave primary school

Public Health England reveal figures showing child obesity hotspots<p>One in three children are now either overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures show.<p>Figures by Public Health England (PHE) revealed a number of hotspots where it has become the norm for an …

Childhood obesity panel: 40 million kids under 5 overweight

GENEVA (AP) — An independent panel on obesity commissioned by the World Health Organization is urging governments, educators, agribusiness and food …

Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In

It can be downright Sisyphean to get a teenager out of bed. Just like adults, they're often significantly sleep-deprived -- and the first period bell is doing them no favors.<p>Adolescents have been steadily logging fewer hours of sleep over the last 20 years, according to a recent study. Surveys from …

Stand Up for Sleep-Deprived Students

It's no secret that teenagers love their sleep. A groggy high-schooler reaching for the snooze button is a morning ritual in my home, and many others across the country.<p>Here's what else is commonplace: Many middle and high schools across the country start the school day at 7:30 a.m. or earlier. For …

Wake-up call: help your teenage students see the importance of sleep

Lack of sleep is a common problem among high-school students, and it can do serious damage, hampering mental activity and resulting in reduced academic performance.<p>Sleep-deprived children display less brain activity while working on maths problems, for example, and make more mistakes in tests. In …

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Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.<p>As the lazy days of summer give way to the painful reality of pre-dawn alarms, many kids are beginning their descent into chronic school-year sleep deprivation. The median school start time in …