Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health or physical fitness, is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or can arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state.
By Matthew Mientka | May 20, 2013 06:43 PM EDT
New research adds to the growing body of scientific literature supporting the Mediterranean diet as a way to prevent mental decline associated with aging.
By Justin Caba | May 20, 2013 12:02 PM EDT
Researchers speculate that the link between ADHD and obesity is rooted in poor decision making skills and in the struggle to manage impulses.
By Justin Caba | May 17, 2013 03:25 PM EDT
In an effort to better his health, Chaz Bono shed 65 lbs, a weight loss he revealed on Tuesday's Dancing With The Stars episode.
By Anthony Rivas | May 16, 2013 07:50 PM EDT
Mo'Nique's weight loss is at 80 lbs. so far. "I am the best Mo'Nique I've ever been in my life right now," she said.
By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 07:26 PM EDT
A professor of human nutrition and an entrepreneur teamed up to create a healthful super-pizza using ground seaweed, and they claim it's healthier than a salad.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 16, 2013 01:24 PM EDT
In a rare and vulnerable moment on Tuesday, Gov. Christie discussed his struggles with weight prior to undergoing secret weight-loss surgery.
By Justin Caba | May 15, 2013 05:01 PM EDT
Popular southern cities top the list of laziest places in the United States.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 08:22 PM EDT
Her addiction costs over $4,500 annually, but she isn't the only one who continuously drinks the diet beverage.
By Justin Caba | May 14, 2013 04:57 PM EDT
A recent statistical analysis contends the self-proclaimed healthiest fast food option is actually associated with countries that have the largest obese population.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 02:43 PM EDT
A new Institute of Medicine report found that low dietary sodium may have negative health consequences. Nonetheless, 97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt, according to the American Heart Association.
By Justin Caba | May 14, 2013 11:39 AM EDT
Researchers from the University of Liverpool analyzed over 180 research papers to decide the weight loss benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.
By Anthony Rivas | May 13, 2013 07:27 PM EDT
Skechers has settled a $40 million lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that their shape-ups will help tone the bodies of the people wearing them. Research has shown they don't actually work.
By Evan Winchester | May 13, 2013 07:59 PM EDT
Researchers found no statistically significant difference between the two restaurants' menus, and that participants ate too many calories at both.
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 Ansa Varughese | May 13, 2013 11:20 AM EDT
In a study published in Appetite, Dutch researchers found that happier people are more likely to overeat.