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obesity

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The obesity epidemic is getting worse. But what if presumptions about the causes and consequences of obesity are wrong?

Guests

Michael Hobbes, staff writer at Huffington Post. (@RottenInDenmark)

A visit to your primary care physician may focus on your headaches or that achy back. But if your body mass index is over 30, a panel of national experts says, it should also include a referral to an intensive weight-loss program.

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The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Border Security convened at Port San Antonio Wednesday to hear public comment on issues ranging from defense manufacturing to military youth readiness.

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The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has spiked in the last four decades worldwide, according to research supported by the World Health Organization.

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The Partnership for a Healthier America started in 2010 as part of then First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to curb childhood obesity.  The San Antonio Food Bank’s local initiatives were highlighted at that group’s Washington, DC, meeting last week. 

The San Antonio Food Bank has to use forklifts to manage its tons of donated food that feeds 58,000 people a week. It might seem counterintuitive that a food pantry is in the anti-obesity business.

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