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  •  - Dungy, Goodell, and Obama line up with children for a football drill to promote the first lady's "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity in New Orleans

    Dungy, Goodell, and Obama line up with children for a football drill to promote the first lady's "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity in New Orleans

    Posted: 9/8/2010 4:52:33 PM EST
    Former NFL Colts coach Tony Dungy (L), NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell (2nd L), and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama line up with children for a football drill to promote the first lady's "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity in New Orleans, September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Gerber (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT EDUCATION HEALTH)
  •  - To match Reuters Life! DOGS-BOOTCAMP/

    To match Reuters Life! DOGS-BOOTCAMP/

    Posted: 6/22/2010 6:26:13 PM EST
    Louie, sits while his owner Rick Fields works out during the Thank Dog! Bootcamp fitness class in Burbank, California June 18, 2010. With obesity rates on the rise among Americans and their pets, two Californian women have come up with an all-in-one solution -- a doggy bootcamp where dog owners and their canine friends work out together. Picture taken June 18, 2010. To match Reuters Life! DOGS-BOOTCAMP/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
  •  - File image of Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag attending a meeting on childhood obesity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington

    File image of Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag attending a meeting on childhood obesity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington

    Posted: 6/22/2010 9:22:17 AM EST
    Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag attends a meeting on childhood obesity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, in this file image from April 9, 2010. Orszag plans to leave his job in a few weeks, making him the first senior member of President Barack Obama's economic team to step down, Democratic sources said on June 21, 2010. Orszag, who plans to get married in September 2010, had never intended to stay more than two years and wants to leave before the next budget season begins in July, the sources said. Picture taken April 9, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS)
  •  - Liang Yong, 30, who weights about 230 kg and is 1.58 m tall, eats lunch with his 5-year-old son Liang Xin in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality

    Liang Yong, 30, who weights about 230 kg and is 1.58 m tall, eats lunch with his 5-year-old son Liang Xin in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality

    Posted: 6/1/2010 3:51:08 AM EST
    Liang Yong, 30, who weighs about 230 kg (507 lbs) and is 1.58 m (5.18 ft) tall, eats lunch with his 5-year-old son Liang Xin in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. Liang, who has suffered from obesity since 1998 and has unsuccessfully tried different methods of losing weight, is in a critical health condition due to his weight, and has been warded in the intensive care unit since last week, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
  •  - Liang Yong, who weights 230 kg and is 1.58 m tall, sits in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality

    Liang Yong, who weights 230 kg and is 1.58 m tall, sits in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality

    Posted: 5/31/2010 5:46:17 AM EST
    Liang Yong, 30, who weights about 230 kg (507 pounds) and is 1.58 m (5.18 feet) tall, sits in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality May 31, 2010. Liang, who has suffered from obesity since 1998, is in a critical health condition due to his weight, and is warded in the intensive care unit since last week, local media reported. Liang has tried different methods to lose weight, but in vain. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
  •  - First lady Michelle Obama addresses the National Governors Association in Washington

    First lady Michelle Obama addresses the National Governors Association in Washington

    Posted: 2/20/2010 12:05:05 PM EST
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is seen on television panel as speaks at the National Governors Association winter meeting about important role of governors as leaders in combating childhood obesity and achieving the goals of the Lets Move initiative in Washington February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - First lady Michelle Obama addresses the National Governors Association in Washington

    First lady Michelle Obama addresses the National Governors Association in Washington

    Posted: 2/20/2010 11:47:51 AM EST
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the National Governors Association winter meeting about important role of governors as leaders in combating childhood obesity and achieving the goals of the Lets Move initiative in Washington February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - U.S. President Obama before signing a memorandum on the establishment of a childhood obesity task force in Washington

    U.S. President Obama before signing a memorandum on the establishment of a childhood obesity task force in Washington

    Posted: 2/9/2010 10:48:42 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama before signing a memorandum on the establishment of a childhood obesity task force in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT HEALTH EDUCATION)
  •  - U.S. President Obama after signing memorandum on childhood obesity in the Oval Office in Washington

    U.S. President Obama after signing memorandum on childhood obesity in the Oval Office in Washington

    Posted: 2/9/2010 9:59:46 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama after signing a memorandum on the establishment of a childhood obesity task force in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2010. From L-R are: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - U.S. President Obama after signing memorandum on childhood obesity in the Oval Office in Washington

    U.S. President Obama after signing memorandum on childhood obesity in the Oval Office in Washington

    Posted: 2/9/2010 9:59:12 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama after signing a memorandum on the establishment of a childhood obesity task force in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2010. From L-R are: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei

    A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei

    Posted: 1/28/2010 11:35:21 PM EST
    A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei January 29, 2010. The Taiwan Department of Health on Thursday proposed a ban on junk food advertisements aired around children's television programmes, to tackle the growing child obesity rate, said officials. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD HEALTH MEDIA)
  •  - People line up to buy food at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York

    People line up to buy food at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York

    Posted: 12/23/2009 1:49:12 PM EST
    People line up to buy food at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York December 16, 2009. New York City officials have waged what they call a war on obesity in recent years, including banning the use of trans-fat by restaurants, but experts say improvement has been slow in low-income neighborhoods where fast food reigns and fruits and vegetables are in short supply. In Harlem, more than half of residents are overweight or obese, according to a recent report by the city Health Department. Picture taken December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH FOOD)
  •  - Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental obesity drug lorcaserin

    Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental obesity drug lorcaserin

    Posted: 9/18/2009 9:26:37 AM EST
    Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental obesity drug lorcaserin is seen in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Arena Pharmaceuticals/Handout
  •  - An obese woman smokes outside a store in Maine

    An obese woman smokes outside a store in Maine

    Posted: 7/31/2009 1:30:35 PM EST
    An obese woman smokes outside a store in North Windham, Maine, July 31, 2009. The U.S. government plans to increase funding to battle obesity and views healthcare reform as an opportunity to encourage better eating habits, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES HEALTH SOCIETY)
  •  - Indra Nooyi speaks at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    Indra Nooyi speaks at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    Posted: 4/27/2009 4:49:42 PM EST
    Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Inc., speaks at a panel discussion "Wellness in the Workplace: Obesity and Other Bottom-Line Issues" at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES HEALTH BUSINESS)
  •  - Chairman, President and CEO of Safeway Inc. Burd speaks at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    Chairman, President and CEO of Safeway Inc. Burd speaks at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    Posted: 4/27/2009 3:25:01 PM EST
    Chairman, President and CEO of Safeway Inc. Steven Burd speaks at a panel discussion "Wellness in the Workplace: Obesity and Other Bottom-Line Issues" at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills,California April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES BUSINESS HEALTH)
  •  - PepsiCo Inc. CEO Nooyi and Safeway CEO Burd talk at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    PepsiCo Inc. CEO Nooyi and Safeway CEO Burd talk at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    Posted: 4/27/2009 3:22:35 PM EST
    Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Inc. Indra Nooyi (R) and Steven Burd, Chairman, President and CEO of Safeway Inc., talk before the panel discussion "Wellness in the Workplace: Obesity and Other Bottom-Line Issues" at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills,California April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES BUSINESS HEALTH)
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    To match feature OBESITY-PREGNANCY/

    Posted: 3/15/2009 8:07:12 PM EST
    Elena Nieves (L), who is pregnant, gets instruction from Exercise Physiologist Lindsey Hanna at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago February 27, 2009. Nieves is the newest member of an experimental program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital designed to keep their weight in check. It is based on new research suggesting that excessive weight gain in pregnancy hurts both the mother and her fetus, raising the risk of complications during pregnancy and putting the child at risk of obesity and diabetes later in life. Picture taken February 27, 2009. To match feature OBESITY-PREGNANCY/ REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES HEALTH)
  •  - To match feature USA-OBESITY/

    To match feature USA-OBESITY/

    Posted: 1/21/2009 7:08:38 PM EST
    A woman walks along the boardwalk while leaving the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York in this September 4, 2007 file photo. About two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, putting them at an increased risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and even some cancers. The direct and indirect costs of obesity is $117 billion each year, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. To match feature USA-OBESITY/ REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Children play at an exercise park in Wuhan

    Children play at an exercise park in Wuhan

    Posted: 7/10/2006 6:50:53 AM EST
    Children play at an exercise park in Wuhan, central China's province July 10, 2006. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest threats to children's health, a recent nationwide investigation has warned, pointing out that students' physical indicators are declining because of a lack of enough exercise, China Daily reported. CHINA OUT REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA)