News tagged with obese person

A ripe old age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Good living, a happy outlook and avoiding obesity are more important than genes in prolonging life, according to the first study of Australian centenarians compiled by UNSW researchers.

May 04, 2010
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Self-control is contagious, study finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new University of Georgia study has revealed that self-control -- or the lack ...

Jan 13, 2010
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Nearly 10 percent of health spending for obesity

(AP) -- Obesity's not just dangerous, it's expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who's normal weight. Overall obesity-related health spending reaches ...

Jul 27, 2009
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Obese moms, asthmatic kids

Babies born to obese mothers may have an increased risk of asthma, according to data from a new study to be presented on May 19 at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

May 19, 2009
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