Losing weight comes with a host of health benefits — including making your brain sharper.
If there’s one certainty about weight loss, it’s that there is no magic pill that can melt off your excess pounds.
Many patients who receive gastric banding surgery for weight loss experience major complications 12 years later, and as many as half of patients eventually have their bands removed, a new study reports.
If you were overweight or obese, would you know it? You’d think so, but research suggests that people aren’t good at recognizing when they’ve hit an unhealthy weight. That’s why they need an outsider to tell them.
It is well documented that body mass index (BMI) — a ratio of height and weight — is not the best measure of a person’s obesity, physical fitness or good health. But coming up with another quick-calculation metric to replace …
In head-to-head comparisons of the most commonly used weight-loss surgeries in the U.S., researchers found that gastric bypass worked best for weight loss, reduction of diabetes symptoms and quality of life.
Your socioeconomic background has less impact on your chances of obesity if you’re a man than if you’re woman, according to a new analysis from the National Center for Health Statistics.
Money talks, but according to a new study analyzing the potential effect of a tax on soda, it might not speak loud enough to help people lose weight.
How fat is too fat? A large new government-funded study found that being even a bit overweight can increase your risk of death from heart disease, stroke or cancer.
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider a request by Allergan — the company that manufactures the Lap-Band device used in the majority of gastric banding surgeries in the U.S. — to lower the bar for …
Fat is a dirty word in America. “Overweight” or “obese,” of course, is the politically correct term. Yet Marie Claire blogger Maura Kelly threw tact to the wind and called it like she sees it earlier this week when she voiced her online disgust with CBS sitcom Mike & Molly.
Getting obese patients to lose weight is tricky to begin with, but doctors may have a bigger battle than they thought: many clinically obese men and women think they’re already at a healthy weight.
Obesity is expensive — for the person living with it, for the health-care system and now, according to a study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, for employers. The U.S. economy suffers a $73.1 billion …