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Hospital Staffers Take Pledge To Kick The Soda Habit

Would you be willing to give up pop for 30 days?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2012

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Obesity-Fighting Grant For Grand Valley, Wayne State

The Michigan Department of Community Health has received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve health outcomes for overweight and obese patients in two medically underserved areas in Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

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UM Researchers ID New Brain Mechanism That Causes People To Overeat

A part of the brain usually thought to control movement also may cause people to overeat, say University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2012

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Report: Nearly 60% Of Michiganders Obese By 2030

A new report says nearly 60 percent of Michigan residents could be obese by 2030 and health care costs could soar if the state doesn’t start shedding pounds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

The bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis, which lives in the human gut, is just one type of microbe studied as part of NIH's Human Microbiome Project.  (credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Study Links Gut Bacteria To Obesity, Diabetes

A new study finds that bacteria living in the intestines could be the key to finding an effective treatment for obesity.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012

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Should Michigan Adopt NYC’s Big Soda Ban?

Smaller sodas are on tap in the Big Apple.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012

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Man Plans 8,500-Mile Bike Ride To ‘Fattest’ Cities

A mid-Michigan man who has dropped about 130 pounds bike riding during the past year plans to ride to cities across the country where obesity is viewed by some as a health problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2012

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Report: Michigan Is Fifth Most Obese State

Michigan comes in at number five on a new list of states with the highest obesity rates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2012

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WSU Researcher Seeks Link Between Obesity, Flu Severity

The recent H1N1 flu pandemic was found to be particularly dangerous to obese people, and a Wayne State University researcher is looking for clues as to why.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012

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Would Banning Large Sugary Drinks Help Reduce Waistlines?

As the Mayor of New York tries to ban the city from selling large-sized sugary drinks, many are wondering if it will really make a difference in reducing waistlines or if it’s just another measure of control.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–06/01/2012