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Montana Weighs In as One of the Least Obese States in America

A new survey reveals that obesity rates in Montana are lower than all but 44 other states. Communication Manager for The Trust For America’s Health, Albert Lang, says Montana fits into a general trend discovered by the survey.

"We found that Montana had one of the lowest rate

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Study Ranks Gallatin Healthiest Montana County

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A new report says Gallatin County is the healthiest place to live in Montana.

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The Future of American Health Care to Be Discussed at University of Montana Mansfield Conference [AUDIO]

Health Care Conference this week sponsored by Mansfield Center.

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Why are Americans so Fat?

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National Specialists to Discuss Obesity Epidemic in Missoula

On Saturday Sept. 29, a host of specialists on everything from city planning to nutrition will be in Missoula to for the Summit to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

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How Fat is Missoula? [Poll]

America's obesity rate is off the scale and Missoula may not be far behind. How fat are Missoulians anyway?

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Play Recommended to Solve Missoula’s Obesity Problem

American children from the ages of 8 to 18 spend nearly six hours a day with their eyes glued to a screen. Whether it be television, computers, or video game systems, the large amount of screen time is having an impact on Missoula’s childhood obesity rate.

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Should Soda and Other Sugary Drinks Be Taxed? — Survey of the Day

Much like cigarettes and alcohol are taxed, there is a movement afoot to levy similar charges on soda and other sweetened beverages.

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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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