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Get the latest news about obesity and childhood obesity, find out about new bariatric surgery studies, and read about others who have experienced success with weight-loss surgery. 

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Facebook removes its controversial “fat” emoticon

Facebook removes its controversial “fat” emoticon

Social media has become a huge part of our lives. From posting photos to finding the perfect short-form way of describing your day, social media allows you to share your thoughts, feelings, and photos that represent your life. In a recent development, Facebook decided to get rid of one of its emoticons that could previously be shared in status updates.

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A potential weight-loss agent from a tree may benefit women

A potential weight-loss agent from a tree may benefit women

Females may soon be rejoicing when they hear the following news: a new compound could help women lose weight. A study conducted by researchers at Emory University found that a tree growing in South and Central America produces an ingredient to a compound that prompted female mice with excess weight to lose 20 to 30 percent of their weight.

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Minorities at higher risk for gaining weight in childhood, report says

Minorities at higher risk for gaining weight in childhood, report says

A recent study reveals that minorities may be more likely to gain weight in childhood than their Caucasian counterparts. The research findings point to the risk of children becoming overweight or obese as adults if they are of African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian descent.

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Answers to some of your weight-loss product questions

Answers to some of your weight-loss product questions

We all want a shortcut when it comes to weight loss, including anything that can help us skip the old-fashioned diet and exercise. New and emerging technology is helping develop new options for weight loss, but remember to look beyond the hype.

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Could a simple device help with weight loss?

Could a simple device help with weight loss?

A new device developed by a Michigan bariatric surgeon could help people lose weight and be an alternative option for weight-loss surgery. Dr. Randy Baker of Grand Rapids used an esophageal stent to help a patient with complications from gastric bypass regain the ability to eat solid foods again.

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