Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an easy way to measure obesity, but more doctors are questioning its accuracy and usefulness.
Sitting in front of a screen can increase the risk of obesity, but TV seems to have a larger effect on weight than computers or video games.
The longest lived among us aren’t necessarily those who are of normal weight, says a new study.
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.
When it comes to chocolate, you might just be able to have your sweet and eat it, too.
Why walking works: it not only burns calories, but it also counteracts the effects of your fattening genes.
What happens to kids between first and third grades? They discover chapter books. They tackle multidigit subtraction. And they gain more weight than at any other point in elementary or middle school.
The common wisdom among doctors suggests that heavier women have more hot flashes during menopause. But a small study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism adds a wrinkle to that thinking, finding that …
Being obese can endanger your health and even your life, but weight alone may not be enough to predict serious health problems in everyone. Now a new study published in the Canadian Medical Journal finds that it may be possible …
Weight-loss surgery may not reduce the risk of death in higher risk patients — older, heavier and sicker men — a new study finds.
There are already several different ways to tell if you’re at increased risk of heart disease — whether you’re overweight, or have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, for example — but researchers want to add one more …
It is well documented that body mass index (BMI) — a ratio of height and weight — is not the best measure of a person’s obesity, physical fitness or good health. But coming up with another quick-calculation metric to replace …
Moms, prepare to feel guilty, but only just slightly: There’s new data out there that link the more years you spend in the workforce with chubbier children.