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Emory study: Kindergarten weight and obesity

Early years affect childhood weight

A study by researchers from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health suggests that the development of obesity is mostly set by the time kids start kindergarten. Read more...

Obesity conference hits Atlanta

More than 4,000 obesity experts head to the land of sweet tea

Next month, more than 4,000 of the world's top obesity scientists, health professionals, and policymakers will head to the Georgia World Congress Center for Obesity Week 2013. Part of the reason they chose Atlanta? Sweet tea. Read more...

Georgia 20th most obese state

Blame it on the sweet tea?

We need to exercise more. A new report says 29.1 percent of Georgians are obese, making the Peach State the 20th most obese state in the country. Based on data released in July 2013, Louisiana is the most obese state and Colorado is the least. Read more...

Would grocery shopping with a nutritionist help people eat healthier?

Doctor and researcher Kristina Lewis plans to test this hypothesis

Kristina Lewis, a medical researcher with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, snagged one of the inaugural awards from the New York Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. Read more...

Watch the Fat Map

CDC shows the obesity epidemic in pictures

No doubt you've heard a lot about the U.S. obesity epidemic. If you're tired of reading about it and just want to see it, check out the CDC's obesity-over-time map, sped up for your viewing pleasure. Read more...

How to catch more zzzs

Feel Better, Live Longer: Sleep

Blame it on the job market, the pollen, or the Internet. Heck, blame it on the weather. It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep in Atlanta. Read more...

How to shed pounds

Feel Better, Live Longer: Weight

This being the land of Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola, it’s no wonder that more than a quarter of Georgians are clinically obese, making us the seventeenth-most-obese state in the country. Read more...