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    1. Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 4 million men and women around the globe, the risk of dying before the age of 70 was 19 percent for m

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    2. Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It looks like the primary culprit behind the obesity epidemic may be the modern-day environment, and not genes, new U.S. research suggests. Americans were more likely to pack on more pounds if they were born later in the

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    3. Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans get more than half of their daily calories from seven farm foods that are subsidized by the U.S. government, but a new study suggests those subsidies may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. The problem, accordi

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    4. Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older teen boys who are overweight or obese could be at increased risk for severe liver disease later in life, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 45,000 Swedish males who entered military service in their

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    5. FAQ: New 'Stomach Pump' Weight Loss Device

      June 15, 2016 -- There’s a new option for obese people who might be struggling to lose weight, but it may not be for the faint of heart. On Tuesday, the FDA approved a device called the AspireAssist. It doesn’t involve major surgery -- it works by removing some of what's in your stomach through a tu

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    6. 5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a new study finds. Currently, five drugs are approved in the United States for managin

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    7. Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might significantly lower obese people's risk of premature death, a new study finds. About five years after surgery, the death rate was just over 1 percent for those who had weight-loss surgery and 4 p

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    8. This May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese people may have a higher risk of certain complications after heart bypass surgery than normal-weight patients, a new study suggests. The researchers found that severe obesity was linked to much higher odds

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    9. What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese Young Adults

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start muc

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    10. Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new ingestible and inflatable balloon system seems to be a noninvasive way to fill up the stomach and curb appetite, researchers report. The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of thei

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