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Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds October 21, 2014

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods October 18, 2014

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds October 17, 2014

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain October 16, 2014

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival October 16, 2014

Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? October 16, 2014

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim October 13, 2014

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories October 08, 2014

Many offering new selections that have roughly 12 percent fewer calories, researchers report

The Heavier Your Fellow Diners, the More You May Eat October 06, 2014

When companion was overweight, people ate more food, less healthy food, researchers found

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries October 05, 2014

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression October 03, 2014

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies October 03, 2014

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says September 29, 2014

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life? September 29, 2014

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese September 26, 2014

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks September 22, 2014

Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study September 11, 2014

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study September 10, 2014

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds September 04, 2014

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study September 02, 2014

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study September 02, 2014

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline? September 02, 2014

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries September 01, 2014

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 August 28, 2014

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home August 20, 2014

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia August 06, 2014

Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar July 14, 2014

Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds July 10, 2014

Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds July 09, 2014

Severe obesity most common among young adults, setting them up for health problems later in life

Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers July 08, 2014

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study July 08, 2014

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD July 07, 2014

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss, Study Finds June 25, 2014

If you don't reduce your calorie intake, you won't slim down, researcher warns

FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks June 20, 2014

Some contain undeclared ingredients that can harm people with high blood pressure, other ailments, agency says

FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese June 18, 2014

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

'Walkable' Neighborhoods May Help Cut Diabetes Rates June 17, 2014

Residents of areas that encourage walking also have lower obesity rates, Canadian research shows

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese? June 13, 2014

Study found it might cut chances to levels of normal-weight people, but experts view finding with caution

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On June 12, 2014

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term June 10, 2014

New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients

Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests June 05, 2014

There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study June 05, 2014

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss May 29, 2014

Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much

U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report May 28, 2014

Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds May 23, 2014

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart May 21, 2014

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

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