A survey of successful weight losers highlights the strategies that worked: exercising and eating fewer calories and less fat
Scientists identify gene mutations that contribute to common childhood obesity — the kind we normally chalk up to sloth and overeating — which could someday lead to treatments for heavy kids.
Compare the proportion of obese people in America to those who are addicted to drugs and then try to argue that food isn’t as addictive as crack cocaine, says Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
It’s no secret that as a population, Americans been getting heavier, but researchers now say that our weight problem may be worse than we thought.
How healthy is your county? An interactive survey ranks 3,000 U.S. counties on health measures including the number of fast food restaurants and the level of physical activity among residents.
A new study shows that obese teen girls who lose weight still view themselves as ‘fat.’ How can parents help their kids lose weight without all the negativity?
When it comes to chocolate, you might just be able to have your sweet and eat it, too.
In the first head-to-head studies comparing weight-loss surgery to medication for diabetes, surgery proved more effective in putting the disease in remission.
A whiff of a decadent dessert can whet the appetite, but new research suggests that when it comes to the smell of food, you can have too much of a good thing.
If traditional weight-loss diets have failed you, you might just try hitting the sack.
Why walking works: it not only burns calories, but it also counteracts the effects of your fattening genes.
Telling people to choose healthy foods isn’t working. A better solution may be to let people eat whatever they want—just not to increase their calories over time
Eating a hot dog or a couple of slices of bacon a day comes with a surprisingly high cost to your health.