Diet and exercise

This combination of undated photos provided by the family in October 2019 shows Faith Newsome before and after gastric bypass surgery. At 5 feet, 8 inches and 273 pounds, her BMI was almost 42 and she had high blood pressure and prediabetes when she had the procedure at age 16. After about a year, she’d shed 100 pounds and those health problems disappeared. She slimmed down enough to become active in sports, shop for prom dresses and gain a better self-image. But to avoid malnutrition she takes vitamins, must eat small meals and gets sick if she eats foods high in fat or sugar. (Family photos via AP)
October 27, 2019 - 10:38 am
Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked...
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October 03, 2019 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has approved a sale of military equipment to Ukraine that includes 150 anti-tank missiles to help fight Russia-backed separatists. A Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice says the $39.2 million sale includes 10 launch units for the Javelin missiles and...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Indian female pilots of Air India, the country's state owned carrier, pose for a photograph after a ceremony on the eve of international women's day, in New Delhi, India. India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
September 18, 2019 - 3:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international...
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This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
September 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Three Democrats in their 70s are vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in U.S. history. But science says age isn’t a proxy for fitness. The bigger question is how healthy you are and how well you function. With only a few years separating them, President Donald Trump at 73 has mocked Biden, 76. Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, try to showcase physical activity on the campaign trial while 70-year-old Elizabeth Warren even jogs around at rallies. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 31, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Science says age is only a number, not a proxy for physical and mental fitness. But with three Democrats in their 70s vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in American history, age's importance will be tested as never before. Only a few years separate President Donald...
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August 15, 2019 - 11:19 am
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges. Florida prosecutors say a Charlotte County sheriff...
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July 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a U.S. military study of "hyperfit" women, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a vo2 Max score measures how many millimeters of oxygen are used per kilogram of body weight per minute. It measures milliliters used. A...
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This undated photo released Monday, July 1, 2019, by RR Auction shows Princess Diana's sweatshirt, to be auctioned through July 10, by the Boston-based auction firm. (Sarina Carlos/RR Auction via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 1:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The baggy Virgin Atlantic sweatshirt Princess Diana wore to discourage media interest in her exercise routine is for sale. Boston-based RR Auction says the dark blue cotton-polyester sweatshirt that was a gift from airline founder Richard Branson is expected to get more than $5,000...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, right, runs the Capital City Pride Fest Fun Run 5K with his wife Amy, left, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 12, 2019 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke has unveiled a plan to protect LGBTQ rights on the day he's leading a Pride Run jog through a New York park. The former Texas congressman promises to use executive orders to overturn the Trump administration's transgender...
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In this Sunday, May 26, 2019 photo, a Palestinian athlete poses for a picture at Techno-Gym in Gaza City. The Gaza Strip has a booming nocturnal gym scene that comes alive past midnight during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, catering to Palestinians ready to reform their Ramadan routine. Besides self-discipline and prayer intended to bring adherents closer to God, the month is famed for its lavish meals and heavy desserts that follow a daylong fast, fueling weight-gain concerns among a growing group of middle-class men in the Palestinian enclave. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 31, 2019 - 2:10 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — It's past midnight, but a dozen Palestinians are still running and sweating at a gym in the Gaza Strip. During Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, Techno-Gym transforms into a late-night hot spot for young men struggling to stay in shape. In addition to self-discipline...
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