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Woman In North Dakota To Hand Out Letters To Obese Trick Or Treaters This Halloween

Trick or treaters in one Fargo, ND neighborhood may be in for the shock of their lives tomorrow night when they go to look through their pumpkins filled with candy because she plans on handing out a letter to kids who she feels are 'moderately obese' instead of giving them candy.

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New Research Shows Being an Only Child May Increase Risk of Obesity

There certainly are some amazing benefits to being an only child, like not having to share your room, not having to share your friends and not having to share your food.

However, a new study suggests that those kids who grow up without a brother or sister might find more benefit in some good old-fashioned diet and exercise, as researchers have found that kids without siblings are 50 percent more likely to be overweight than children with siblings.

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Is There Such a Thing as an ‘Obesity Gene’?

Having trouble losing weight? Well, it turns out that blaming your genes might actually be a legitimate excuse. Scientists discovered that a gene mutation can make people think they’re hungry even when they’re physically full.

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Is Obesity Contagious?

Recent studies have shown we tend to eat more when the people around us do. But new research with mice takes that one further, revealing obesity may actually be contagious.

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Why Is Christmas the Perfect Time for Telling People They’re Overweight? — Health Check

Who says the holidays have to be all warm and fuzzy? According to some health groups in the UK, Christmas can be the perfect time to tell a loved one he or she is overweight.

It may sound rude, but experts insist the health risks involved with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke, make it worth the uncomfortable conversation.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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