It’s okay to be heavy, as long as you don’t have diabetes or hypertension–right? Not so fast, says the latest research.
The label is supposed to improve awareness and treatments for the condition, but similar proclamations about alcoholism and other addictions haven’t been so successful.
If you live in Chicago or Dallas and have a few pounds to lose, you might spot Downsize Fitness and think you’ll give this new gym a try. Forget it. This is a club that won’t take you as a member—unless you have at least …
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.
Breastfeeding is no magic bullet against obesity, according to research that contradicts previously held beliefs about the scope of human milk’s capability.
The longest lived among us aren’t necessarily those who are of normal weight, says a new study.
Turns out, being obese isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Overweight and obese women may have a tougher battle in store when it comes to breast cancer: a new study published in the journal Cancer finds that carrying extra pounds is linked with a higher risk of cancer recurrence and death.
Most men prefer leggy and lean women, Gisele Bündchen lookalikes, right? Not necessarily.
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
Researchers say that rising rates of overweight and obesity — especially in the U.S. — will threaten the world’s food security and environmental resources.
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.