Obesity
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$3M Blue Cross gift aims for better NC food habits
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:16am.

The foundation backed by North Carolina's largest health insurer is putting another $3 million into helping more children in child care to eat healthy and exercise.

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UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:45pm.

For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes.

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Obesity lawsuits thwarted in bill going to McCrory
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 9:31pm.

North Carolina companies that manufacture, advertise or distribute food could soon have additional legal protections from lawsuits by people claiming their products led to their obesity.

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NC report analyzes child health in 15 areas
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 3:15pm.

video An analysis of the health of North Carolina's 2.3 million children shows the state is improving in many areas, but doctors are concerned about others, including the growing poverty rate.

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FDA approves first new weight loss pill in decade
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:23pm.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the US market in more than a decade.

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FDA advisers recommend approving weight loss drug
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 3:57pm.

Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the US in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.

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Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:20am.

New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

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Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 1:08pm.

The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for US drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying.

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Subway's Jared talks to students about healthy living
Submitted by IE on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 4:49pm.

Jared Fogle, the man made famous by losing weight on "The Subway Diet" visited Wilmington today to talk to kids about eating right and exercising.

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Salads are nice, but burgers are what really sell
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:01am.

Americans talk skinny but eat fat. No matter that First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade for a year and a half to slim down the country. Never mind that some restaurants have started listing calories on their menus. Forget even that we keep saying we want to eat healthy. When Americans eat out, we order burgers and fries anyway.

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