Barbie dolls on float

Plus-Size Barbie Gets Slammed For Triple Chin, High BMI [PHOTOS]

By | Tue, 12/24/2013 - 14:16

A plus-size Barbie image on a modeling website is stirring up controversy for its offensive portrayal of a curvy woman's body image.

Mother and daughter watching TV with food

Diabetes Drug Won't Ward Off Childhood Obesity

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:58

Metformin, diabetes drug, only leads to a 6-month weight loss in obese children.

Couple fighting in front of child

Parents' Stress May Lead To Childhood Obesity

By | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:42

Parental stress may lead to higher BMIs and obesity in children.

Boy watching TV and eating on coach

Watching TV Linked To Kids' Weight Gain As They Age

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:03

Kids who sit in front of a TV or computer all day are more likely to gain weight as they age, a new study says.

Girl playing hopscotch

Frequent Breaks From Sedentary Behavior Helps Kids Stay Healthy

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:06

Taking frequent breaks from sedentary behavior — watching TV and playing video games — can keep kids healthier and lower their BMI.


Eating Chocolate Could Reduce Your Body Fat

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 17:35

In a study of 1458 European adolescents, high chocolate intake corresponded to lower body fat levels.

Family eating lunch

High BMI And Weight Gain Linked To Poor Dinner Rituals In Families

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:03

Families who have poor dinner habits are found to have high BMI and weight gain.


Liposuction Helps US Troops Pass 'Fat Test'

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 19:22

Panicking troops go under the knife to pass body fat test and avoid "pork chop platoons."


‘Fat Letters’ To Be Eliminated In Massachusetts

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:04

The practice of sending BMI letters to the parents of children in public schools will be halted due to concerns about privacy and bullying.

Childhood Obesity

'Fat Letters' Questioned: Should Schools Conduct Annual Weigh-Ins To Measure BMI?

By | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:17

Schools in 19 states conduct annual weigh-ins, measuring students’ body mass index and then sending reports home to parents. Are these ‘fat letters’ fair to kids?

lifting weights

Is BMI The Best Measure Of Health?

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:18

Although BMI can help people determine whether they're obese or not, it may be an inaccurate way of determining overall health.

Higher Risk Of Gallstone Disease Found In Obese Women

Gallstone Risk Increases With BMI: Obesity Is Linked To Another Disease

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:41

Researchers have found links to gallstone disease in women with higher BMIs. Unhealthy weight gain could mean surgery and suffering.

Algorithm Predicts Body Mass Index from Face Photos

Algorithm Can Predict Body Mass Index from Face Photos in Online Profiles

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 23:55

Bad news for people with self-enhancing profile pictures in social media and online dating sites — a new visual image algorithm can detect body mass index (BMI) and weight based only on face photos.

Slim Women Have a GreaterRisk of Developing Endometriosis Than Obese

Endometriosis Risk Lower In Morbidly Obese Women, Study Finds

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:14

A new study found that women with a higher body mass index (BMI) were less likely to develop endometriosis than those who had a low to normal BMI.

Obese young men at risk for early death

Obesity in 20s Leads Men To Middle Age Death

By | Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:24

Men who are obese in their young adult years are at significant risk for life threatening diseases that may cut their life short.