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Medicaid offers nutrition counseling to combat obesity in SC

...adult weighing more than 200 pounds.The goal is to reduce obesity rates in a state that consistently ranks among the fattest...percent in 1990. The state ranks among the worst nationwide in obesity-related diabetes and hypertension, according to the Trust...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-15/medicaid-offers-nutrition-counselin
Which obesity surgery is best?

...resolutions to lose weight and turn to obesity surgery, doctors are debating which type...Medical College. He is president of the Obesity Society, the largest group of specialists...studies on surgery's long-term effects. Obesity is a problem worldwide. About 31 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/04/liv_39984.shtml
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Weighty new world: Obesity gains ground as global killer

EDITOR'S NOTE - Obesity is now a global problem, spreading even...every fourth person on Earth is too fat. Obesity is fast becoming one of the world's...weight, according to the International Obesity Task Force. Of those who are overweight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/liv_415142.shtml
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Obesity rate rises across Southeast

...remains among the highest for not only obesity but diabetes and hypertension.Although no state decreased in obesity rates, only 16 increased, compared...released the study F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011 on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-07-07/obesity-rate-rises-across-so
Study: obesity a growing problem among the affluent

WASHINGTON - Obesity has long been a problem mostly of the...are catching up fast. The prevalence of obesity is growing three times faster among Americans...better fruit. But even as the nation's obesity rates have ballooned since the 1970s...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/03/liv_452011.shtml
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Demand for obesity surgery increasing as population gets fatter

...stapling and other types of surgery to treat obesity is gradually increasing, experts said...International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. In many countries, there is a shortage...Martin Freid, professor of surgery at the Obesity Treatment Hospital in Prague. "The demand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/01/liv_417463.shtml
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Obesity numbers up in Aiken County

...has even surpassed South Carolina's obesity rate. The percentage of Aiken County...excessive body fat. The Palmetto State had an obesity rate of 25.1 percent in 2004 but hit...others with 30-percent-or-higher obesity, according to the CDC, are Alabama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2009-12-01/obesity-numbers-aiken-county
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Obesity surgery can cure diabetes, other ills

CHICAGO - Obesity surgery helps patients do more than shed...surgical instruments, including staplers for obesity surgery. But the results echo what many...four conditions are strongly linked to obesity and can have lethal consequences. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/13/liv_431135.shtml
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As obesity surgery soars, patients weigh which method is best

...resolutions to lose weight and turn to obesity surgery, doctors are debating which type...Medical College. He is president of the Obesity Society, the largest group of specialists...studies on surgery's long-term effects. Obesity is a problem worldwide. About 31 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/02/liv_37914.shtml
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Health-care cost of obesity is high

Obesity contributes more to health-care costs...from the RAND think tank concludes that obesity has roughly the same effect on chronic...conditions as someone aging from 30 to 50. "Obesity appears to have a stronger association...

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