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Study: Fit Children Perform Better In School

According to a new study, kids who exercise more do better in school.

03/01/2013

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Advocates: Obesity Rates in Illinois and 38 Other States to Pass 50 Percent

A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in Illinois and 38 other states will be obese not merely overweight.

09/18/2012

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New Obesity Rankings: Missouri Number 12

The CDC says 30.3 percent of Missourian’s are obese.

08/13/2012

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Washington University Researchers Uncover New Way to Treat Diabetes, Obesity

It all has to do with disabling the protein that turns white fat cells in our bodies – the fat which stores excess calories – into brown fat cells which help burn calories.

08/03/2012

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Hypertension Increasing In Children

A new national study shows a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure.

06/20/2012

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Documentary on Obesity Premiers in St. Louis

Washington University research part of the film

05/08/2012

Autism May Be Linked To Obesity During Pregnancy

On average, women face a 1 in 88 chance of having a child with autism.

04/09/2012

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The Obesity Rankings are Out

36 percent of Jefferson County residents report a body mass index of greater than thirty, making them obese.

04/06/2012

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New Study on Cancer Prevention

A new Washington University School of Medicine study finds more than half of all cancer is preventable.

03/29/2012

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US Obesity Epidemic Shows No Hint of Retreating

A report says those stubborn love handles are hear to stay.

01/17/2012

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