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The Checkup: New Study Links This Guilty-Pleasure Food With Increased Risk of Death 

• Womp, womp: A new eight-year study links chowing down on fried potatoes — we’re talkin’ fries, home fries, tater tots, and so on — twice […]

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Kenney Appoints NYC Soda Fighter to Lead Health Department

The man who led Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s war on sugar, salt and fat in New York City is coming to Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney named him to […]

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A Map of Obesity in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has the second-highest rate of obesity among the 10 counties containing the nation’s largest cities, according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Centers […]

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Temple Study: Men Ate 6,000 Calories a Day and Didn’t Get Out of Bed for a Week

Nope, you didn’t read that headline wrong. For a new study out of Temple University, six male volunteers willingly (and, I’m assuming, happily) consumed 6,000 calories […]

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Why America Is Obese: We’re Not Exercising Enough, Study Says

A new study by Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that America’s obesity epidemic might be more influenced by a lack of exercise than excess calorie consumption, […]

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Bikers and Walkers Make For Healthier Cities, Report Finds

Thanks to the warmer weather, many of us have ditched our morning SEPTA commute, opting to ride our bikes or walk to work instead. And, […]

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Expert Opinion: Do Doctors Secretly Judge Obese Patients?

There is no doubt that Obesity is an epidemic, not only here in Philadelphia, but across the United States. The reasons are many and now […]