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Weight & health

What makes us eat too much? What can help you eat less? How does excess weight boost the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis? We've got the answers.

The latest on weight & health

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Why we overeat

Obesity researcher Kevin Hall made headlines when he reported that ultra-processed foods led people to overeat and gain weight. Hall and others are still trying to figure out what makes us overdo it. Here’s the latest.

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Six strategies to help you say no to junk food

Our environment is saturated in calories—cheap, tempting, unnecessary calories. You can’t run errands without dealing with a constant barrage of junk foods. Here's how to resist the flood of junk food fighting for your attention.

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Why weight matters

It's not about how we look. Higher weight increases the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and more.

Weight loss—what helps, what’s a waste of time

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