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A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline February 23, 2017

Study finds chronic anxiety might raise risk of obesity

Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy February 17, 2017

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes February 15, 2017

After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study February 07, 2017

Houston-area review found high rates of overweight and obesity, low physical activity

Know Your Heart's Numbers February 07, 2017

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care February 06, 2017

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer February 06, 2017

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive February 03, 2017

His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

Eating Disorders Rampant on the Runway February 02, 2017

Over half of models surveyed said they'd been asked to lose weight or change their body shape

Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women January 31, 2017

Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

The Shame of 'Fat Shaming' January 31, 2017

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks January 31, 2017

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

Slim But Sedentary: Risk of Prediabetes May Rise January 27, 2017

4 out of 10 'skinny fat' people had higher blood sugar by middle age, study finds

Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids January 24, 2017

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease January 10, 2017

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Quality-of-life boost seen in obese patients who lost significant amounts

Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development? January 03, 2017

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence December 30, 2016

But for women in study, these factors only helped with one type of incontinence

Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC December 13, 2016

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

Don't Get Stuffed on Thanksgiving November 23, 2016

Dietician offers tips for avoiding weight gain during the holidays

Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season November 20, 2016

Display healthy foods and keep unhealthy ones out of sight, nutritionist advises

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

Follow-Up Appointments Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Success November 05, 2016

Those who saw doctor three times after procedure had better blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight November 04, 2016

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism November 03, 2016

But, study didn't show overall changes in fat burning or calories used

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer October 04, 2016

Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare September 30, 2016

Nutrition expert says tailgating standards aren't scoring any heart-health points

'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim September 30, 2016

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult September 23, 2016

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report September 21, 2016

Lifestyle, environment likely play bigger roles when dropping pounds, researchers say

Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits September 19, 2016

Study of financial incentives for healthful eating also banned payments for sugary foods, sodas

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied September 16, 2016

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

Severe Obesity and Heart Failure September 16, 2016

Study sees link even without other conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure

Marriage May Help Diabetics Keep Weight Off September 16, 2016

Study also found it lowered chances of risk factors for heart disease among men, but not women

Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart September 15, 2016

Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight August 26, 2016

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say August 24, 2016

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue August 08, 2016

Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk August 05, 2016

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

Body Acceptance Rises for Women August 05, 2016

But study finds men a bit concerned about their muscle size

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant August 05, 2016

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago August 03, 2016

Growing wider but not taller, research shows

Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study August 01, 2016

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes July 14, 2016

Rising rates of prediabetes detected in slimmer Americans, study finds

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