Thin and normal-weight people may have a higher risk of dying soon after surgery than patients who are overweight, a new study finds.
An experimental drug developed from cancer research showed early promise in a study of weight loss, researchers report, causing fat monkeys to shed an average 11% of their body weight after just a month of treatment.
Contrary to college folklore, the dreaded “freshman 15″ — the notion that students gain 15 lbs. during their first year at school — is a myth, according to a study from Ohio State University.
As any dieter knows, losing weight is hard. Keeping it off can be even harder, and a small, new study by Australian researchers helps explain why: a symphony of hormonal changes sends the body relentless signals to slow …
Dieters always regain lost weight, right? Not so, according to a new analysis of data from the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), whose 10,000 participants have lost at least 30 lbs. and kept the weight off for a year or longer.
Does where you live influence your health? Yes, and maybe even more dramatically than you might expect.
Are we winning the battle of the bulge? Normal-weight Americans outnumbered the overweight for the first time in three years — at least according to Americans’ self-reports of weight in a Gallup poll.
It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry, because you’re more likely to buy junky, fattening foods. Now a new brain scan study shows why: your brain craves junk food more on an empty stomach.
Could the key to weight loss be as simple as spending more time with others?
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.