Kids want to play, so what’s stopping day care centers from letting children be physically active?
Why is it so hard to lose weight? Extra pounds may affect brain structures involved in appetite, making it harder to turn down food
Heavy children talk about their obesity in a series of ads that have experts debating whether aggressive public health campaigns are educational or exploitative
Another thing to blame on Mom? A new study finds that kids who start out with bad relationships with their mothers are more likely to end up obese as teens.
Think twice before snacking on chips while preaching at your toddler to eat his broccoli: new research finds that habits ingrained in childhood may persist in adulthood, even withstanding later social influences, to affect body weight.
Most of us are all too familiar with how much we weigh — but how many of us know how fit we are? And which matters more?
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.