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Professor Sherman Klump played by Eddie Murphy appears on the set of Universal Studio's new film "Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps". (Photo courtesy of 2000 Universal Studios via Online USA)
Professor Sherman Klump played by Eddie Murphy appears on the set of Universal Studio's new film "Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps". (Photo courtesy of 2000 Universal Studios via Online USA)
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Congratulations Utica-Rome-Mohawk Valley, We’re Fat!

The 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out and the Utica-Rome-Mohawk Valley region is one of the top 20 fattest cities in America, according to the survey.

Our area was tied for 18th place with Akron, Ohio for the most obese cities in the country

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Report Shows Overweight Kids Don’t Realize They Have a Problem

A new study by the CDC shows that many overweight children "misperceive" their weight status, which could be exacerbating the childhood obesity problem.

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The World’s Largest Woman Vows To Lose Weight For Her Wedding [VIDEO]

My wife and I spent close to a year consuming just cereal, jello and water in an effort to lose weight for our wedding. We did it. She fit into her petite dress and I got down to the 190s. This bride is set to accomplish a similar goal, but as you can see, her task is much greater.

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Even The World’s Fattest Man Can Find Love Online [VIDEO]

Can you imagine your breakfast including a whole packet of bacon, four sausages, four eggs, bread and hash browns and more? Well, when Paul Mason was at his heaviest, that's what he'd consume everyday. His diet would check in at 20,000 calories a day and it looked like Paul was eating his way to an early grave. He once weighed over 900lbs making him the world’s fattest man.

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800 Pound Teen Has To Be Cut Out Of Her House

Georgia Davis is not your normal teenager. She’s unfortunately got some fairly serious medical problems that made her extremely overweight. How overweight? Try 835 pounds.

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Why Is European Airline Ryanair Asking Flight Attendants to Lose Weight?

European budget airline Ryanair has vowed to avoid the fuel surcharges many of its competitors are now passing on to passengers, so it’s instituted a variety of measures to reduce the gas required for each trip. Among them? Asking flight attendants to lose weight.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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Obesity, Chronic Diseases Stable Across U.S. States in 2011

Most states in the country have an obese adult population above 20 percent, according to the latest Gallup Index Healthways Well-Being Index.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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