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High consumption of red meat increases risk for colorectal cancer

High consumption of red meat increases risk for colorectal cancer

Obese and overweight patients in a study group reported sleeping less

Obese and overweight patients in a study group reported sleeping less

Strong association between high levels of hyaluronic acid and severe osteoarthritis

Strong association between high levels of hyaluronic acid and severe osteoarthritis

More a child is overweight, the poorer quality of life that child will experience

More a child is overweight, the poorer quality of life that child will experience

Link between body-mass index and oral-contraceptive failure

Link between body-mass index and oral-contraceptive failure

Obesity may impose a smaller healthcare cost on African-Americans than other demographic groups

Obesity may impose a smaller healthcare cost on African-Americans than other demographic groups

Emigrating to America makes you fat

Emigrating to America makes you fat

The regulation of physical activity in young children

The regulation of physical activity in young children

Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels

Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels

Risk of having a heart attack is elevated in the weeks after stopping use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Risk of having a heart attack is elevated in the weeks after stopping use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Successful human trial of obesity drug that mimicks metabolic effects of growth hormone

Successful human trial of obesity drug that mimicks metabolic effects of growth hormone

Greater risk of heart attack associated with Vioxx than Celebrex

Greater risk of heart attack associated with Vioxx than Celebrex

Men and women who were overweight in young adulthood and middle age have significantly higher Medicare costs in older age

Men and women who were overweight in young adulthood and middle age have significantly higher Medicare costs in older age

Prevalence of overweight increased in children aged two to four years from low-income families

Prevalence of overweight increased in children aged two to four years from low-income families

Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer

Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer

Red meat consumption is an independent risk factor in the development of inflammatory arthritis

Red meat consumption is an independent risk factor in the development of inflammatory arthritis

Benefits of weight loss may depend on alignment of affected leg, study suggests

Benefits of weight loss may depend on alignment of affected leg, study suggests

Low testosterone production appears to be a common complication of type 2 diabetes in men

Low testosterone production appears to be a common complication of type 2 diabetes in men

Elevated BMI may not increase risk of death among men with heart attack or stroke

Elevated BMI may not increase risk of death among men with heart attack or stroke

Weight gain beginning in childhood can lead to an enlarged heart

Weight gain beginning in childhood can lead to an enlarged heart

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