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Study: Warehouse clubs are making us fatter

What makes Americans obese? We can point pudgy fingers at giant restaurant portions or weigh the effect of sedentary Netflix binges, but here’s another hefty culprit: supercenters and warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale, and Walmart.

Report: Atlanta is the most sprawling big metro in the U.S.

The study examined the correlation between sprawl and economic mobility. People who live in high-sprawl metro areas have lower rates of economic opportunity than those who live in more densely developed cities. “A low income person in a compact area has much better access to jobs,” said lead research Reid Ewing.

Emory study: Kindergarten weight and obesity

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.

Obesity conference hits Atlanta

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.

Georgia 20th most obese state

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.

Would grocery shopping with a nutritionist help people eat healthier?

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.

Watch the Fat Map

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.

How to catch more zzzs

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.

How to shed pounds

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.

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