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Man Endures Seven-Hour Flight While Standing, Obese Passenger Took Up His Seat

In the past year or so, several airlines have made headlines for insisting obese passengers buy two seats to accommodate their size and avoid infringing on the space occupied by others. Some people say the practice is unfair, but Arthur Berkowitz likely isn’t one of them.

On a recent US Airlines flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia, he was forced to stand for the entire seven-hour trip when he was seated next to a man who took up not only his own seat, but half of Berkowitz’s as well. The flight was completely full, meaning there was nowhere left to go.

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Goodbye Food Pyramid — Hello MyPlate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has thrown out the "Food Pyramid", which was designed to show Americans how to choose the most nutritious foods.  In its place, the department has adopted a new approach it calls "MyPlate".

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Think You’re Overweight? Your Pets Probably Are Too

Everybody knows millions of Americans are overweight and out of shape, but now comes word that our pets are catching up fast.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of American pets are overweight or obese

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Sleep More = Lose Weight?

I usually get about 5-6 hours of sleep a  night, which isn't much, but I feel pretty well-rested during the day (though waking up early is a different story...)

However, a new study shows that catching up on Z's could affect your waistline, in a good way. The study also recently applies to children, given the fact that childhood obesity has become such a growing problem in the past couple of years.

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