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Some anti-obesity campaigns may backfire, researchers say

Obese people are not likely to heed public service announcements that make them feel shame, a survey finds. As U.S. health authorities prosecute an all-out war against obesity, a small cadre of researchers is warning that the nation's 78 million obese adults and 12.5 million obese children are already suffering collateral damage.


FDA approves highly anticipated weight-loss pill

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy in a new generation of anti-obesity pills designed to help patients safely shed pounds.


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