Obesity

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Pediatricians Warn TV, Social Media Linked To Obesity, Behavioral Issues

Parents should take concrete steps to limit their children’s use of electronic devices and social media to prevent obesity and other health-related risks, a national pediatrics group said Monday.

10/28/2013

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LA County Health Officials Team Up With Restaurants To Fight Obesity

Los Angeles County health officials have teamed up with local restaurants to combat obesity.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/12/2013

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Schools Sending ‘Fat Letters’ To Parents About Overweight Children

Many schools are sending notes home to parents, telling them their children are overweight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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City Of Hope Researchers May Have Found Key To Cure Cancer, End Obesity

Researchers at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte may have found the key to ending obesity and curing cancer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/17/2013

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A Local Pub Raises Awareness About Obesity, Focuses on Sustainable Food!

Ralph Johnson, an Executive Chef at The Pikey, stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to show us how to make healthy dishes from his restaurant!

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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Animal Obesity A Growing Problem In The US

Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2013

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Tips For Keeping Your LA Kids Active

According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education only one in three children are physically active every day with a staggering 12.5 million children classified as obese by the CDC. A major contributor to this apparent malaise is the daily dose of TV, computer and console-based entertainment beloved by children. Keeping kids entertained can be difficult at the best of times but there’s clearly no doubt that a child’s daily average of some seven and a half hours in front of a screen, in one form or another, should give parents pause for thought.

CBS Los Angeles–02/16/2013

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Cedars-Sinai Study: Sleeplessness Can Increase Risk Of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that a lack of sleep can change a person’s fat tissue, causing it to behave more like the fat found in an obese or diabetic person.

10/15/2012

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Health Officials Launch New Campaign To Fight Obesity In L.A. County

With obesity rates continuing to rise in Los Angeles County, officials have launched an awareness campaign to encourage residents to lower the number of calories they consume in each meal.

10/04/2012

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McDonald’s New Menu Item: Calorie Counts

McDonald’s restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries.

CBS Los Angeles–09/12/2012

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FDA Approves New Weight Loss Drug Belviq

The FDA has approved a new weight loss drug, Locacerin, which will be sold as Belviq. It works by triggering responses in the brain that help patients feel fuller sooner.

06/27/2012

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Study: Parents Would Rather Talk To Kids About Sex Or Drugs Than Weight

A new survey in WebMD will shock parents and kids equally.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/14/2011

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New Health Study Shows Western Europeans Live Longer Than Americans

A new study released Thursday by the University of Southern California, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the RAND corp. states on average, Americans live about a year-and-a-half less than Western Europeans because of higher levels of obesity rates.

07/28/2011

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Study: California Losing Battle Of The Bulge

A new study suggests the Golden State could be losing its figure.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/08/2011

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Foundation: $35M Investment Made Several Calif. Schools Healthier

The California Endowment reports its $35 million investment in health programs in a handful of low-income communities has paid off.

05/11/2011

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