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8 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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What Your Commute Might Have To Do With Your Body Weight

By Michelle Stopa Over one-third of adults in the United Sates are obese, and many other nations struggle with obesity. One weight-loss strategy may come from something most people do every day — the daily commute. Commuters have many available modes of transportation — like driving, walking and taking the subway — that can positively or negatively affect their fitness. ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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60-Second Know-It-All: Body Mass Index (BMI)

The BMI metric doesn't take into account such basic characteristics as how the body's fat is distributed, or even how much of the body's weight may come from lean muscle tissue.

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AUG 13, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers

Researchers calculated that 12,000 cases of these 10 cancers every year in the UK were attributable to excess body weight. Measured as a ratio of weight in kilogrammes-to-height in metres squared, a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and 30 plus as obese. "Each five kg/m2 increase in BMI was clearly linked with higher risk ...

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AUG 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Target Self-Perceptions To Help Kids With Healthy Weight Loss (STUDY)

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Wed Aug 6, 2014 11:51am EDT (Reuters Health) - Many kids are prone to underestimate their weight problem if they have one, according to a new study, but kids who recognize they are overweight or obese are more likely to try to lose weight. The study also found that healthy-weight kids who overestimate their own ...

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