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25 Belt-Busting Obesity Facts

The Food and Drug Administration approved the weight-loss therapy Belviq from Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA ) in June 2012. It took nearly one year for the company to gain marketing approval, but Belviq's launch is finally within sight. The drug will join Qsymia from VIVUS (NASDAQ: VVUS ) in breaking the newly accessible obesity market wide open.

Are your children overweight or obese? They may be vitamin D deficient L

Extra weight on your child might mean even greater risk for health complications than originally thought. According to a recent study appearing in the journal Pediatrics, it may also mean your child is deficient in one of the most important "vitamins" to overall human health and vital functioning -- vitamin D, a necessary contributor to healthy skeletal development in children, among other things.

Diet, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviors as Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity: An Urban and Rural Comparison

The aim of this study was to examine the differences in diet, physical activity, and weight status among children living in rural and urban America and to study the roles of obesity-related behaviors in residence-based differences in childhood obesity.

Excess belly fat - How it happens and how to get rid of it for good

General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking.

Most Americans Ignore Truth About Obesity, Researchers Say

Many Americans think that people's individual decisions — not societal factors — are to blame for the obesity epidemic, but this is an oversimplified view that could hinder progress toward obesity prevention, researchers argue in a new editorial.