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2010-08-04 06:10:00

More than 72 million US adults are now obese, while the number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30 percent or greater has tripled in two years.

2010-07-27 15:32:57

Thanks to rising obesity rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, elderly people there are becoming more likely to suffer from disabilities.

2010-04-16 09:19:34

If your home region has a hot, wet climate and a lot of different kinds of birds and mammals living in it, there's a really good chance the region will also contain numerous kinds of pathogens that cause human diseases.

2010-04-15 08:00:00

ATLANTA, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis causes more pain and limitations for African-Americans and Hispanics than for whites, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2010-01-14 12:57:31

The prevalence of adults in the U.S. who are obese is still high, with about one-third of adults obese in 2007-2008, although new data suggest that the rate of increase for obesity in the U.S. in recent decades may be slowing.

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2009-11-20 07:20:00

The CDC’s first-ever county survey of obesity confirms previous study findings which show the highest rate of obesity lies in the areas of the Southeast and the Appalachias.

2009-10-26 13:19:00

NEW YORK, Oct.

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2009-07-23 14:55:00

One in seven low-income, preschool US children are obese, but the obesity epidemic in this age group may be stabilizing, federal health officials said.

2009-07-16 15:40:35

Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest rate of obesity, followed by Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, federal health officials said. Federal researchers analyzed the 2006-08 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data to identify racial and ethnic differences in obesity prevalence in U.S.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.