A new study finds that babies born by c-section are twice as likely to be obese by age 3 as those delivered vaginally.
People are packing on the pounds worldwide, but a recent analysis finds taxing junk food could curb obesity rates.
Spending time in front of the tube not only leads to mindless eating, but also sets children up to prefer unhealthy foods in general.
If Americans keep getting heavier at the current rate, 42% of the population will be obese by 2030, a new study says. The increase accounts for an additional 32 million obese Americans and a whopping $549.5 billion in medical …
Some extreme brides-to-be are using feeding tubes to restrict their calorie intake and slim down before the big day.
It’s easy to blame parents when young children gain too much weight, but the latest research suggests that certain obesity risk factors are out of Mom and Dad’s control.
Working the night shift? Researchers now understand how night jobs — and chronic jet lag — can affect your insulin levels and your waistline.
Researchers analyzed historical data on children’s height and weight and calculated that the childhood obesity rate will rise to 21% by 2020 unless children eat less, exercise more or both.
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.