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Is Obesity Contagious?

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  A social contagion is a process where the network in which people are embedded, influence their behaviors.  The idea of obesity being socially contagious...
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Can Pacifiers Reduce Infant Obesity?

Can Pacifiers Reduce Infant Obesity?
  Babies suck.  Let me explain. Infants have a natural reflex for what is called nonnutritive sucking (NNS), such as sucking on their thumb or...
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Could Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?

Could Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?
As many of us struggle with the time change today - we can keep in mind that at least 13% of Americans report regularly having...
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Can We Have A Fat Tongue?

Can We Have A Fat Tongue?
 "Lose tongue fat with this one, weird old tip." "Burn tongue fat with this workout." "7 secrets to losing stubborn tongue fat." Unfortunately, I could...
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Drink More Water, Stay Slimmer?

Drink More Water, Stay Slimmer?
A recent study finds that if you drink more water, you can lose more weight and stay slimmer. Wait, does it say that? Well, you...
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Can You Be 'Obese' and Healthy?

Can You Be 'Obese' and Healthy?
Body mass index (BMI) has been getting slammed in the media. For example, this recent article from the LA Times claims that "BMI mislabels 54...
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Does Dust Cause Obesity?

Does Dust Cause Obesity?
Some recent headlines: How could dust cause obesity? Could house dust be making children FAT? Dust at home could be the major cause of obesity....
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'Obesity Paradox': Weight Boosts Survival for Diabetics

'Obesity Paradox': Weight Boosts Survival for Diabetics
I have personally come across a proposed fallacy that being obese actually has a puzzling protective effect in diabetics, call the "obesity paradox". I am...
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