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  1. Bulge Battles for Black Americans (CBS News)
      "The black waistline is bulging. The result: heart disease kills blacks at a rate 30 percent higher rate than whites. Diabetes is twice as prevalent and four out of every 10 blacks have high blood pressure, CBS News correspondent Mika Brzezinksi reports." 11-05

  2. Ground Zero for Obesity (CBS News)
      "These are just some of the diseases and conditions associated with obesity:"

      - Hypertension
      - Type 2 diabetes
      - Coronary heart disease
      - Stroke
      - Gallbladder disease
      - Osteoarthritis
      - Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
      - Even some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)

      "We start out tonight on the CBS Evening News at TA Travel Center (alright, it's a truck stop) in Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston, which Men's Fitness rates as America's fattest city." 11-05

  3. Obesity Is Now the Top Preventable Health Problem (Rand - Cook)
      Provides results from a study that shows that more people are now have health problems as a result of excess fat than from smoking, drinking, or conditions related to poverty. 6-01

  4. Obesity Linked to Cancer ( - Hellmich)
      "Excess body weight may contribute to about 20% of all cancer deaths in women and 14% of all cancer deaths in men. This translates to about 90,000 cancer deaths a year in the USA, according to a landmark study on the link between obesity and cancer."

      "About 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity is defined as 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight; overweight is 10 to 30 pounds over a healthy weight." 4-03

  5. Snoring May Indicate a Serious Problem (ABC News)
      "Snoring is the stuff of sitcoms, sketch comedy and late nights tossing and turning between the sheets."

      "But it can also be a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious illness in which a person stops breathing while sleeping, sometimes hundreds of times a night." 03-07


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