Researchers think certain environmental changes over the past decade have helped push kids’ cholesterol levels down. The bad news: American youngsters are still way too fat
Overweight people who are diagnosed with the blood sugar disorder outlive their thinner counterparts, a study shows
Mood disorders join a long list of ailments linked to late-night exposure to artificial lighting, TVs and computer screens
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?
Researchers link increases in waist size and less powerful leg-muscle strength to TV watching in kids
With the first new weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, dieters have a new weapon against obesity. Is it for you?
With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.
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
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.
If you’ve ever ended up at a greasy diner ravenous at 4 in the morning, this will come as no surprise: new studies find that a sleepy brain is more drawn to junk food than a well-rested one, and that it’s also less equipped to …