By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 05, 2013 08:35 AM EDT
NYC's new Citi Bike program is receiving a lot of criticism for its rule prohibiting people over 260 pounds from riding.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 30, 2013 04:24 PM EDT
Men who are obese in their young adult years are at significant risk for life threatening diseases that may cut their life short.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 23, 2013 05:56 PM EDT
Mangoes contain compounds called polyphenols, which may fight obesity by lowering blood sugar and combat cancer growth by reducing inflammation.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 23, 2013 01:41 PM EDT
A new study recommends that city planners and public health officials take a new tack when it comes to keeping their communities healthy: gardening.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 22, 2013 05:11 PM EDT
While discrimination is hard to control in the world at large, no one would expect to have issues in the safety of the doctors office.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 02, 2013 10:12 AM EDT
A Viagra obesity treatment may eventually result from a new study that highlights sildenafil's ability to promote weight loss, by turning unhealthy “white fat" into healthy "white fat."
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 26, 2013 05:54 PM EDT
A high-protein breakfast's benefits can include controlling your appetite and reducing food cravings for fatty snacks later in the day, says a new brain imaging study on overweight and obese teenagers.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 21, 2013 09:05 PM EDT
Banning food advertising to children is the goal of Canadian obesity epidemic experts. No more junk food commercials for kids?
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 05, 2013 03:56 PM EST
By deleting a gene in mice, researchers found that they were resistant from gaining fat, even on a high fat diet.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
Obesity may significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in children and adolescent girls, a new study has revealed.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 09:00 PM EST
New research could have implications in the fight against obesity.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 09:01 PM EST
Everyone knows that physical activity is good for you, but new research indicates that the time of day of exercise is just as important as the workout itself.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 02:10 PM EST
It has been commonly reported that married couples tend to gain weight, while a divorce can provoke weight loss.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 22, 2013 12:21 PM EST
Parents can improve their children's weight by simply keeping them longer at the dinner table, according to a new study.
By Amber Moore | Jan 22, 2013 08:04 AM EST
Being obese can raise the risk of dying after a car crash by up to 80 percent when compared to the risk faced by a person of healthy weight, a new study has found. Researchers say that the risk maybe lowered by incorporating new designs that take the drivers' weight into account.