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Pet Obesity Causing Increase In Chronic Arthritis Diagnosis

America's obesity epidemic and its side effects are not only affecting humans, but our pets. 56% of dogs and 60% of cats are considered obese. And all that extra weight put dogs and cats at risk for chronic health issues. In a new Banfield Pet Hospital report, osteoarthritis (OA) in pets is on the...
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People Born In Summer Months More Likely To Be Overweight

The battle to fight obesity, in many circumstances, comes down to genetics and making wise personal choices on food, exercise and avoiding cigarettes and alcohol. But a new study says there's evidence that people conceived in colder months are better at burning fat that those conceived in warmer...
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Free Office Snacks Adding 1,000 Calories Per Week

All those cakes, cookies and brownies brought in to the break room are really adding calories to our diet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study to determine how many unhealthy foods employees consume while on the job. After analyzing the results, they found that...
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Fat Cells Can Scar Making Them Harder to Shed

Now is the time many resolutions are left behind after a promising start. Usually weight loss is a resolution that falls short. Now science says it may not be you at all in the quest to rid yourself of excess weight. Scientist believe that fat becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, it is unable...
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Eating Alone May Be Dangerous For Your Health

Next time you see someone eating alone you may want to pull up a chair and sit with them. A new report shows that eating alone may put people at an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. The study found the risks are greater in men than women but in short, people eating alone two to three...
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Sharp Increase of Pets Considered Overweight

While American battle an ever growing waistline, so do our pets. Data released show that dogs and cats are becoming overweight. Over the last 10 years, Banfield Pet Hospital tracked pet data and found 1 in 3 pets are overweight, with cats winning the weight battle with the percentage of overweight...
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STOP! Telling Yourself You "Feel Fat" Can Make You Gain Weight!

If you go around telling yourself that you're fat, stop it! Even if you are overweight, simply telling yourself that you are fat could be the culprit as to why you cannot lose weight! A FSU of Medicine study released in January of 2015 found teenagers with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) who...
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