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    Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity Study Contends
    (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest. Firstborns had 29 percent greater odds of being overweight and 40 percent greater odds of being obese than sisters born second, the researchers sa Read Article »
    American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins
    (HealthDay News) -- American kids have a harder time controlling their weight than their counterparts to the north, a new U.S. study indicates. About 17.5 percent of U.S. kids aged 3 to 19 are obese, compared with 13 percent of Canadian children the same age, according to statistics from the U.S. Read Article »
    Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens Mental Health
    (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery may improve obese teens' mental health, a new study finds. The research included 88 severely obese Swedish teens who had the weight-loss surgery known as gastric bypass. They were between the ages of 13 and 18. Researchers followed up with the teens for tw Read Article »
    Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies
    (HealthDay News) -- "Being fat" is seen as the most common reason why children are bullied, a new study reveals. Researchers who surveyed more than 2,800 adults in the United States, Canada, Iceland and Australia said at least 70 percent of respondents believed that weight was a common reason for Read Article »
    Schools Out Fattening Behaviors Are In
    (HealthDay News) -- Your kids probably will eat more sugar, watch more TV and eat fewer vegetables over summer vacation, a new study finds. These weight-gaining behaviors are common for both rich and poor children, the researchers said. "Although obesity-promoting behaviors are generally more Read Article »
    Many Overweight or Obese Teens Dont See the Problem
    (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese teens don't believe they have a weight problem, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed data on about 5,000 teens. They were between 13 and 15 years of age, and they all lived in the United Kingdom. The teens had been asked about their weight and if t Read Article »
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