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How Metabolism Affects Obesity, Diabetes Risk

If you have poor metabolism, your obesity and type 2 diabetes risk may be higher than normal, and you may need intensive lifestyle changes to avoid weight gain.

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What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

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How Costs Affect Healthy Food Choices

If more people could afford fruits and vegetables, would they be inclined to buy them? These studies say yes.

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Flying While Obese: No Simple Fix

With rates of obesity continuing to trend higher, isn’t it time that airline carriers recognize and address the needs of overweight passengers?

An overweight woman eating alone.

When Friends Don't Support Your Weight Loss

When you're trying to lose weight, you may find that friends and loved ones are not supportive of your diet.

A diet soda poured over ice.

All About the Diet Soda Debate

Are diet sodas a weight-loss aid or a weight-gain enabaler? Here's what you should know about the latest evidence in the diet soda debate.

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Eating When You're NOT Hungry Is Bad for You

We’re all probably guilty of seeing a treat and pushing past fullness, or eating just because. But eating when you’re not hungry can do more harm than good by raising blood sugar.

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Do You Know About Obesity's Link to Cancer

Up to three in four people don’t know that obesity causes cancer. Here’s why the research says that is and what we can do about it.