57 Results for

obese

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The real Captain America is obese and bad at math

Think your beloved superhero is as hunky as Chris Evans? The real Cap' is more likely to be overweight and behind in school.

By Jul. 2, 2014

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City texts obese residents to remind them to lose weight

The English town of Stoke-on-Trent decides to text those who are seriously overweight. The intention is to be motivational. But won't it just be annoying?

By Feb. 5, 2014

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A breath test for... obesity?

A standard breath test that looks for bacterial growth in the gut could spot those with a greater risk of a certain type of obesity.

By Mar. 26, 2013

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New calculator predicts newborn's obesity risk

Simply enter in the parents' BMIs, the mother's professional skill level, whether the mother smoked while pregnant, and the baby's birth weight.

By Nov. 29, 2012

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Study links in-utero exposure to magnetic fields to child obesity

Wireless devices and household appliances may impact fetal development, changing endocrine and metabolic systems, according to a large study by Kaiser Permanente.

By Jul. 30, 2012

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Thermal imaging may help fight obesity

Imaging tech that measures heat levels is being used to measure brown fat, which plays a prominent role in how quickly the body can burn calories as energy.

By Jul. 19, 2012

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Belly lift device could help obese patients breathe easier

Students at Rice University devise a way to literally lift a patient's burden during medical procedures.

By May. 9, 2012

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Researchers create super-obese hydrogen 7 atom

Atom-smashing at its finest produces exotic, short-lived, super-heavy version of hydrogen with six neutrons.

By Jul. 30, 2007

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Stomach stapler for the obese gets $30 million

With TOGa, doctors can staple your stomach without cutting you open.

By Jul. 20, 2007

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Virtual bike vs. childhood obesity

Richard Simmons likes it--what more do you need to know?

By Feb. 13, 2007