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Is the Fargo Woman Giving Letters Instead of Halloween Candy Really Just a Big Hoax?

The internet exploded this week with news that a Fargo woman was going to hand out letters instead of candy to kids she deemed as "moderately obese," but is it all just a hoax?

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Fargo Woman to Give Letters in Lieu of Candy to Obese Trick-Or-Treaters

This year, some children in Fargo, North Dakota may get a bigger trick than treat when hitting the streets for trick-or-treating. That's because a woman in the city has decided to take a stand against childhood obesity, which on its face it's a noble effort. However, the method in which she is doing it is turning heads. 

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World Cup Soccer Stadiums To Have Special Section For Obese Fans

Big soccer fans? Bigger seats. When soccer's World Cup heads to Brazil in 2014, the arenas used in hosting the games that determine soccer's world champion will be equipped with specially designed seats designated for obese

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DiNapoli Calls Out State Obesity Epidemic

New York State is facing a growing obesity problem that costs nearly $12 billion each year, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a speech Wednesday to the Association of New York State youth bureaus.

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Is Obesity A Growing Problem In The United States?

Marcy, NY (WIBX) - A new study shows that Americans are growing...in all of the wrong directions.

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New York City to Ban Large Soft Drinks – Is Your City Next?

By this time next year, residents of New York City won’t be able to buy an absurdly large and absurdly overpriced cup of soda to go alongside their absurdly large and absurdly overpriced vat of popcorn when they are enjoying a movie.

That’s because New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has proposed a ban — which is widely expected to be ratified by the city’s board of health — that would outlaw the sale of sugary drinks that are over 16 ounces.

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How Obese Will Americans Be in 2030?

We’ve seen the statistical future and it doesn’t look good. Studies show that an alarming amount of Americans will be considered obese in 18 years.

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Why Is European Airline Ryanair Asking Flight Attendants to Lose Weight?

European budget airline Ryanair has vowed to avoid the fuel surcharges many of its competitors are now passing on to passengers, so it’s instituted a variety of measures to reduce the gas required for each trip. Among them? Asking flight attendants to lose weight.

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Obesity-Related Cancers Increase While Others Fall

New report findings from the CDC had both good news and bad. The good news? Cancer deaths are falling. The bad news? Cancers associated with obesity are on the rise.

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Is There Such a Thing as an ‘Obesity Gene’?

Having trouble losing weight? Well, it turns out that blaming your genes might actually be a legitimate excuse. Scientists discovered that a gene mutation can make people think they’re hungry even when they’re physically full.

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