How The Financial Crisis Spawned An Obesity Crisis

By | Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:57

Obesity, though slowing, is still on the rise in developed countries, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reported Tuesday. The group urges more policies aimed at stemming the problem.


Developing Countries Have The Lion's Share Of The World's Obese, Overweight

By | 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.


Early Weight Gain Tied To Elevated Heart Risk Later In Life

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 18:19

Accelerated weight gain in early childhood may up the risk of cardiovascular complications in adolescence and adulthood.


Researchers One Step Closer To 'Obesity Drug'

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:18

A drug designed to inhibit inflammatory proteins may help obese and overweight people lose weight.

Obese woman being measured

Weight Loss Chip Releases Diet Drug To Control Appetite And Check Your Blood For Fat

By | 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.


Obese People Can't Taste Sweetness As Well As Those In Shape

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 18:35

Fewer taste cells may make it more difficult for obese people to taste sweet stimuli.

A bowl of cereal

Dish Size May Determine Kids' Appetite

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:01

The size of a cereal bowl, for example, could influence the amount of food a child eats, and could possibly lead them to overeat.


Patients With Higher BMIs Are More Likely To Die From Prostate Cancer

By | 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.


Downsize Fitness Gym Members Must Be Overweight To Join

By | 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.

Overweight teen

Overweight Teens Face Greater Risk For Certain Cancers Later In Life

By | 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.


Body Fat May Help Older, Slightly Overweight People Live Longer

By | 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.

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.


Phentermine Weight Loss Drug Turns You From Fat To Fit; Are Severe Side Effects Worth It?

By | 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?

Framing Incentives: High Premiums For Overweight Or Low Premiums For Healthy-Weight?

Framing Incentives: High Premiums For Overweight Or Low Premiums For Healthy-Weight?

By | 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.

Are Blacks And Hispanics The Fast-Food Target? Urban Adolescents Whose Schools Are Closer To Chains Are Overweight

Fast-Food Chains Near Urban Schools Affect Blacks And Hispanics More Than Other Ethnicities

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:14

Researchers speculate that the low-income status of minority students affect their food choices and eating habits.