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City Releases Obesity Reduction Plan

Mayor Slay wants to lower the obesity rate by 5 percent in the city by 2018.

05/30/2014

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Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Can Help You Lose Weight

Researchers found that 20-30 minutes of morning light can improve your Body Mass Index.

04/04/2014

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City Bolsters Efforts to Curb Childhood Obesity

The City of St. Louis has received $60,000 in grants from the Morehouse School of Medicine to

03/25/2014

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Study: Pre-School Obesity Declining

Obesity has declined among pre-schoolers according to a new government study and that has a St. Louis University pediatrician pleased.

02/27/2014

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Report: Fast Food Giants Still Targeting Children

Marlene Schwartz with the Yale-Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity says parents might just give in because they simply feel overwhelmed by the constant bombardment on TV and at the restaurant.

11/05/2013

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Local OB/GYN Discusses Big Baby Boom

“I used to say patients’ average-sized babies [were] about 7.5 pounds and I now say it’s upper sevens or eight-ish,” says Dr. Michael Boyd, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Hospital.

08/20/2013

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Obseity: Lifestyle Problem to Disease

The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, which could lead to more insurance coverage of bariatric surgery and weight loss medications.

06/20/2013

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Local Company Aids in Weight Loss Drug Testing

Belviq is the first new drug approved for weight loss in over a decade. It is a pill that tricks the brain into thinking it is full, causing users to eat less.

06/11/2013

SLU Study Recommends Losing Weight Between Pregnancies

Women who lost weight between their pregnancies had a lower risk of having a large baby in the subsequent pregnancy, making the child less susceptible to some diseases.

06/04/2013

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American Cancer Society Seeks St. Louisans For Study

The goal is to gain insight into more of the environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer.

04/04/2013

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