A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents
New research shows that women who have larger babies have more than twice the risk of breast cancer, compared with mothers who give birth to smaller infants.
When it comes to being couch potatoes, Americans aren’t alone. Physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet.
In 2006, New York City passed a first-in-the-nation ban on trans fats in restaurant food. Here’s how it worked
Teens who play at least three team sports are least likely to be overweight or obese, a new study finds. Makes sense, but does the required time commitment come at the expense of parental sanity?
With the first new weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, dieters have a new weapon against obesity. Is it for you?
Wonder why it’s so hard to keep the weight off? Take another look at your diet.
With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.
Exercise can lower women’s risk of breast cancer, but how much exercise is enough and at what age do women have to be physically active to benefit?
Researchers say that rising rates of overweight and obesity — especially in the U.S. — will threaten the world’s food security and environmental resources.
Why the mostly commonly performed bariatric surgery in the U.S. doubles patients’ risk for drinking problems, compared with a less severe weight-loss procedure
Studies suggest that liposuction causes a rebound in fat gain, but not necessarily back to the areas where you lost it.