A new study shows that what we eat can affect our gut, both inside and out. The community of bacteria that colonize our intestines may shift depending on the makeup of our overall diet.
Being obese can endanger your health and even your life, but weight alone may not be enough to predict serious health problems in everyone. Now a new study published in the Canadian Medical Journal finds that it may be possible …
An annual report put out by two public health groups shows that America is getting fatter. Adult obesity rates have increased in 16 states in the past year, with 12 states now reporting at least 30% of their populations as obese.
The “munchies” may be triggered not only by marijuana hitting the brain, but also by its effects on the gut, according to new research that suggests intriguing possibilities for the development of new drugs to fight obesity.
How much TV do your kids watch? If you don’t know, you might want to find out, say experts, since the time children spend in front of a TV or computer screen can have a profound effect on their physical and developmental health.
Weight-loss surgery may not reduce the risk of death in higher risk patients — older, heavier and sicker men — a new study finds.
A lot of factors determine your health-related quality of life, including your weight. In general, the heavier you are — that is, the further you veer into overweight territory — the worse your quality of life. But a new …
Scientists have long known that obesity is associated with a host of other health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Now a team of researchers at King’s College London and the University of Oxford have shed …
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.