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Egyptian woman, reported to weigh 1,100 pounds, to fly to Mumbai for weight-loss surgery

For more than two decades, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has not left her home in Egypt. But now the 36-year-old woman is set to travel 2,700 miles to Mumbai …


Battle of the bulge: Many of Canada’s troops are fat

Canada has often been criticized for failing to pull its weight as a military partner in organizations like NATO because of its relatively low level of defense spending.


WSU study shows lack of plus-size activewear often discourages women from exercising

A recent study from Washington State University found a lack of fashion options has plus-size women feeling frustrated and might be hindering activity. The study, recently published in the journal …


BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as ‘overweight’ or ‘obese,’ study says

Good news for some in the high-BMI crowd: A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that some 54 million Americans who are labeled as obese or …


Plump passengers prompt change on Washington ferries

The Washington state ferry service will never say, “Not so fast, fatso,” but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation’s largest ferry system because passengers have been …


Wash., Idaho fall near middle on obesity rankings

Mississippi’s still king of cellulite, but an ominous tide is rolling toward the Medicare doctors in neighboring Alabama: obese baby boomers.