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WDBJ7 ReporterMore people than ever are on food stamps, but sometimes that help isn't used for the heathiest of foods. In fact, studies show poverty and obesity are intertwined. Locally, organizations are trying to do something about it. The Roanoke Natural Foods...
WDBJ7 ReporterGetting healthy doesn't have an age requirement. Preschoolers in Danville are learning the importance of exercise by swimming. To a four year old, playing in the water is the best way to have fun anytime of year. In this class, it's purpose has...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMost parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease. An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
WDBJ7 ReporterLose weight, stay healthy and lower the pregnancy rate. That's the goal of a new partnership in Danville. The city's Parks and Recreation department and the Danville Regional Medical Center are now combining expertise to promote health and wellness....
Half of Virginians could be obese within the next twenty years. That's according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health. Researchers say the obesity rate could lead to an increase in disease rates and health care costs. About 30% of adults...
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ReporterMore than a third of Americans are considered obese. On Thursday, New York City passed a ban on large sugary drinks in hopes of trimming people's waistlines. The ban has sparked a lot of criticism and concern that other cities may follow suit. "I'm...
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Donating is one way people help in the fight. Now there's another way you can take part in the fight against cancer. A huge study is taking place and researchers need 300-thousand people and they hope at least 600 people in this region will sign up. Two...
Tags: Genetics, Biology, Lung Cancer, Blood, Science and Technology
WDBJ7 ReporterResearchers at Virginia Tech are fattening up pigs on purpose but not to make sausage or pork chops. These pigs get to eat all they want. There's no limit on how much feed they get. Why do it? Researchers want to understand why people just can't...
August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
WDBJ7 BloggerI lost around 5 pounds this month which to me is like a huge fail. However, I know life happens. I tried boosting my metabolism by consuming cinnamon. Which in reality, helped boost my metabolism, but in a way that made me feel hungry all the time. A...
Tags: Physiology, Weight, Health, Body Mass Index
REPORTERObesity is an epidemic among people of all ages, including children. A University of Michigan study found that baby boomers may outlive their kids. Americans are gaining weight at younger ages, and keeping that weight on for longer. That leads to...
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