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JUL 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Photos of morbidly obese people alongside a news story about the health threat from being overweight may cause moderately heavy people to think they’re not at risk, a new study suggests. “I don’t know if we can realistically influence media choices,” said coauthor Fiona Gillison. Some stories included an image of an ...

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JUL 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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UK 'should offer surgery to 800,000 obese diabetics'

Some 800,000 people in Britain with type 2 diabetes could be offered weight-loss surgery by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) under new draft guidance published on Friday. New evidence suggests that interventions such as gastric bands can help diabetics control their condition and even reverse the diagnosis, according to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The ...

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JUL 10, 2014 - Shape

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4 Bad Habits May Cut 10 Years Off Your Life

Thinkstock There's a good reason you avoid bad habits like smoking, eating crap, being inactive, and binge drinking (well, post-college). Besides wanting to look h-o-t hot in a bikini this summer, you want to live longer too. And the reward for not succumbing to these four risky behaviors is gaining up to 10 years on your life, according to a ...

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JUL 09, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Weight associated with diabetes risk differs by ethnicity

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black and Asian adults may be at risk for developing diabetes at a lower weight than whites, according to a new study. Based on the findings, researchers suggest the definition of obesity should be different for different populations, in order to trigger diabetes interventions in a timely manner. The Centers for Disease ...

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JUL 09, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

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Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely

Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with a BMI above 55, researchers said.

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