By Ansa Varughese | May 30, 2013 04:14 PM EDT
Researchers speculate that the low-income status of minority students affect their food choices and eating habits.
By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 04:09 PM EDT
Current guidelines for stroke prevention tend to overlook the potential role of depression.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 15, 2013 10:37 AM EDT
A new study out of the United Kingdom found that children as young as four years old would reject an overweight friend in favor of a disabled or "normal" one.
By Christie Rizk | May 13, 2013 06:18 PM EDT
Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.
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 Amber Moore | Jan 02, 2013 04:48 PM EST
Obesity may lead to an early death, but being a little overweight is associated with a lower risk of death.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 12, 2012 01:31 PM EST
Women who go into pregnancy slightly overweight may risk giving birth to children with lower IQs.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 09, 2012 03:45 PM EST
A British health group says men who can't see their appendage are obese and at risk of losing up to nine years of their life.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 25, 2012 01:44 PM EDT
The longer people are overweight, the harder it is for them to shed the pounds. New study attempts to answer one of the most frustrating mysteries of dieting: why the pounds inevitably pile back on even after a successful diet.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 03, 2012 02:12 PM EDT
A UK man knifed 38 times and left for dead survived because he was overweight.
By Makini Brice | Sep 07, 2012 04:35 PM EDT
Brazil, the land of soccer and beaches, is facing its own weight crisis today: in the body-conscious country, half of adults are now overweight.
By Amber Moore | Aug 27, 2012 09:08 AM EDT
What is in your gut may determine how much you weigh on the scale. The human gut contains a lot of organisms that help break down food. Recent research has suggested that manipulating the composition of the organisms in the gut can help people live a healthy life.
By Amber Moore | Aug 27, 2012 08:10 AM EDT
Even a little extra weight increases the risk of relapse and death in the most common type of breast cancer. Optimal treatment also doesn't help in lowering risk of breast cancer in women having high body mass index.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 23, 2012 12:28 PM EDT
Scientists concluded that 30 minutes of daily exercise was as "equally effective" at losing weight as 60 minutes of training.
By Nikki Tucker | Aug 22, 2012 02:34 PM EDT
Though health experts have largely focused their research on the effects of obesity and pregnancy on women, new studies reveal obesity can also negatively impact men's sperm resulting in poor pregnancy success.