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Why Overeating Is Not Your Fault – Wellness Wednesday

In this week's edition of Wellness Wednesday, Dr. Kevin explained why making the right food choices is a struggle. Overeating is part of our biology.

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Is the Fargo Woman Giving Letters Instead of Halloween Candy Really Just a Big Hoax?

The internet exploded this week with news that a Fargo woman was going to hand out letters instead of candy to kids she deemed as "moderately obese," but is it all just a hoax?

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Fargo Woman to Give Letters in Lieu of Candy to Obese Trick-Or-Treaters

This year, some children in Fargo, North Dakota may get a bigger trick than treat when hitting the streets for trick-or-treating. That's because a woman in the city has decided to take a stand against childhood obesity, which on its face it's a noble effort. However, the method in which she is doing it is turning heads. 

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Tobyotter, flickr
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FDA Approves Anti-Obesity Drug Qsymia [VIDEO]

Less than a month after the FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq — the first anti-obesity drug to gain federal approval in over a decade — the agency has signed off on Qsymia, another medication to help combat the nation’s expanding waistline.

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Susanne Eman, Facebook
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800-Pound Bride Susanne Eman Bulking Up for Her Big Wedding Day [VIDEO]

It’s pretty common knowledge that most brides will stress out about losing weight before the wedding in an effort to fit into that perfect dress. For this Susanne Eman, however, fitting into the perfect dress means not losing sight of her goal and keeping her weight at 800 pounds.

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How Obese Will Americans Be in 2030?

We’ve seen the statistical future and it doesn’t look good. Studies show that an alarming amount of Americans will be considered obese in 18 years.

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Should We Be Concerned About Obesity in Kindergarteners? — Health Check

We never used to think of chubby kids as being anything other than adorable, but researchers are now more concerned about children’s eating habits now that more Americans are being considered obese.

According to a new study, 40 percent of American children enter kindergarten with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 75 percentile. Anything over the 85th percentile is considered “overweight,” and over the 95th percentile is “obese.”

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Arizona Mom Strives to Be Fattest Woman Ever [VIDEO]

World’s fattest mom Susanne Eman weighs 728 pounds, and the 32-year-old mother of two is consuming over 20,000 calories a day in hopes of eventually setting the all-time record for heaviest woman, which is 1,600 pounds.

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Obesity Not Just Limited To Humans

FAT CATS (AND DOGS)

The obesity epidemic in America isn’t limited to humans- it’s affecting our pets too! According to research, half of pet dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight.

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