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  1. photo <b>Obesity</b> & ToddlersObesity & ToddlersArticle
    The childhood obesity epidemic is one of the many reasons Organic Authority encourages families to buy organic food, and we’re committed to publishing the latest medical research. Here’s an itemRead more
  2. photo Economics & <b>Obesity</b>Economics & ObesityArticle
    . This is not the first study to link poverty and obesity, and its findings echo past research. The number of overweight adolescents has more than doubled over the last three decades, putting them at risk for type 2Read more
  3. photo <b>Obesity</b> Health RisksObesity Health RisksArticle
    study published in the July 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals the health risks for women who are extremely obese may be underestimated, as they have a higher prevalenceRead more
  4. photo Abdominal <b>obesity</b> still on the riseAbdominal obesity still on the riseNews
    Many believe that the increase in nationwide obesity has actually started to decrease or at least level off. This common belief may be rooted in data from the National Health and NutritionRead more
  5. photo <b>Obesity</b> Is "Socially Contagious"Obesity Is "Socially Contagious"Article
    Are your friends making you fat?   Public-health officials have been working hard to account for the dramatic rise in U.S. obesity rates. Many obvious factors, such as poor diet and a sedentaryRead more
  6. photo The Latest <b>Obesity</b> StatsThe Latest Obesity StatsArticle
    Here’s another reason to choose fresh, organic food: The number of overweight/obese children, adolescents and men increased significantly between 1999 and 2004, according to a study in the April 5Read more
  7. photo Sobering Stats on Childhood <b>Obesity</b>Sobering Stats on Childhood ObesityArticle
    As OrganicAuthority.com Publisher Laura Klein reveals in Organic Food Fights Childhood Obesity, parents play a pivotal role in their children’s nutritional future. Rallie McAllister, MD, MPHRead more
  8. photo The <b>Obesity</b>/Psoriasis ConnectionThe Obesity/Psoriasis ConnectionArticle
    contribute to obesity and other metabolic abnormalities. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that generally appears as patches of raised, red skin, covered by a flaky, white buildup of dead skin cellsRead more
  9. photo Antibiotics linked to <b>obesity</b> in childrenAntibiotics linked to obesity in childrenNews
    Children who are exposed to more antibiotics before the age of two are also more likely to become obese, according to a study conducted by researchers from Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaRead more
  10. photo Organic Living: Is <b>Obesity</b> Contagious?Organic Living: Is Obesity Contagious?Article
    By Bev Grey Unlike chickenpox, polio and even the common cold, obesity is not spread by germs in the air or by shaking hands with an obese person. Although the number of overweight and obeseRead more

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Obesity is the condition of being much too heavy for one's height so that one's health is affected. In other words, it means to be too overweight. Also known as being fat. It is considered a disease and has been described as an epidemic.To know if a person is overweight, the body mass index (BMI) is calculated, by dividing the person's weight (in kilograms), by their height (in meters) squared...More