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.
Obese kids face a multitude of social and health problems, and now a new study from the University of Missouri finds that being overweight may even affect kids’ performance in math.
Overweight women may suffer from the stigma of obesity even after they drop the pounds, a recent study found, suggesting that anti-fat prejudice may outlast obesity itself.
Megapastor and bestselling author Rick Warren believes he has an answer to America’s obesity epidemic — and it lies in the Book of Daniel. (The full story appears in this week’s issue of TIME, available to subscribers here.)
A new study finds that the single biggest influence on kids’ physical activity levels is the exercise habits of their closest friends.