By Ben Wolford | 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.
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.