obesity

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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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Study: 27% of Missourians Are Obese

New national obesity numbers are out, and once again, Missourians tip the scale a little bit more than Illinoisans.

03/08/2013

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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

Health-Care

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

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