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Shaq Weighs In On The Diabetes Crisis

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We just recently mentioned that the rate which Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes is climbing at an alarming rate.

Diabetes rates have gone up over 100% over the past 15 years in 18 states!!

As a 350-plus-pound man, someone like Shaq might seem like he's at risk.

But people forget that he's 7'1" and was a world-class athlete!

He only has 13% body fat! That's waaaay less than most people even half his weight!

Shaq wants to do what he can to help fight the obesity epidemic and stop the climbing rates of diabetes.

Check out the video (above) to hear Shaq's take on the diabetes crisis here in the U.S.!

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Man Loses 330 Pounds In One Year!

| Filed under: InspirationLosing it!Obese

This is absolutely AHMAYZING!

A man in New Hampshire lost an impossible 330 pounds in only one year!!

He was originally an astounding 804 pounds, and obviously suffering from his extreme obesity.

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Stella Boonshoft Becomes Body Image Hero!

| Filed under: BikiniBodyObese

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Who would've thought that to become a body image hero, all you have to do is post half naked pics on the internet!

Stella Boonshoft, a New York college student, has a blog dedicated to self acceptance.

She's had to deal with body image issues and bullying for a while now.

Stella has polycystic ovarian syndrome which can cause obesity.

Being the strong young woman she is, she posted a picture of her in a bikini that went viral, bringing in an outpouring of support.

She said:

"My body must be a revolution. Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. I am not going to stand for that. This is my body, not yours. MINE."

Well said! Everyone is beautiful!

People need to realize that they can be happy with their body, no matter what size, shape or weight!

Check out the video AFTER THE JUMP to see Stella's interview on Today!

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7 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soda

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Soda isn't good for you. That's a fact we're pretty sure you knew.

Though you're still drinking it, possibly right now even!

So, maybe you want to stop but need a little help? We've got seven reasons to kick the habit:

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Death Row Inmate Claims He's Too Obese To Be Executed!

| Filed under: Legal MattersSad SadHealthObese

We can totally understand not wanting to die.

Not dying is usually the reason most people do anything they do. (Except maybe BASE jumpers and vampire hunters. LOLz!)

A man is on death row, due to die this coming January but he claims because of his

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Top Ten Fattest States!

| Filed under: FitnessHealthObese

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Obesity is a real epidemic and it's a serious danger to the health of Americans.

So, when it comes to the fattest states, who (literally) takes the cake??

CLICK HERE to check out the gallery "Top Ten Fattest States!"

CLICK HERE to check out the gallery "Top Ten Fattest States!"

CLICK HERE to check out the gallery "Top Ten Fattest States!"

CLICK HERE to check out the gallery "Top Ten Fattest States!"

CLICK HERE to check out the gallery "Top Ten Fattest States!"

CLICK HERE to check out the gallery "Top Ten Fattest States!"

[Image via CDC.]

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Wanna Lose Weight? Don't EVER Eat…

| Filed under: FoodHealthObese

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…after dark!

A new study found that eating after dark could contribute to obesity.

The theory is based on

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