By Peter Sergo | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:20
A study found that almost two-thirds of the world's obese and overweight population reside in poorer countries. Researchers blame a global shift in diet that includes more meat, sugar, and fat.
By John Ericson | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 18:19
Accelerated weight gain in early childhood may up the risk of cardiovascular complications in adolescence and adulthood.
By Lizette Borreli | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 13:05
A new way to help people lose weight could include an implanted chip that releases a diet drug to suppress hunger and stabilize blood-fat levels.
By John Ericson | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 18:35
Fewer taste cells may make it more difficult for obese people to taste sweet stimuli.
By John Ericson | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:26
Overweight and obese patients with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease compared to patients of normal weight.
By Chris Weller | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:51
Chicago-based gym Downsize Fitness only wants the overweight and obese to join, hoping to build a safe space for those who need major lifestyle overhauls.
By Chris Weller | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 14:04
Overweight teens and those in poverty face increased risks for certain types of cancers later in life, researchers argue.
By Anthony Rivas | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 22:00
A little bit of body fat may be the key to helping older people live longer, according to a new study, which found that slightly overweight people were more likely to survive over the course of 16 years than any other group.
By Lizette Borreli | Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:38
The Phentermine weight loss drug can help you effortlessly shed the pounds but are the pill’s harmful side effects worth it?
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 21:31
Research has found that offering higher premiums for overweight people rather than low premiums for healthy-weight people can make the overweight people feel like they're being punished, making framing that much more important.
By Ansa Varughese | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:14
Researchers speculate that the low-income status of minority students affect their food choices and eating habits.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:09
Current guidelines for stroke prevention tend to overlook the potential role of depression.