Obesity is more than just being overweight. People are considered to be obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. (Those who are overweight have a BMI of 25 to 29.9) Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some types of cancer, and even dementia later in life. Despite the health risks, it can be very difficult to shed extra pounds, and keep them off.
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taste exerts the biggest influence on people’s food choices and many believe that healthy foods don’t taste good, researchers report. That means more needs to be done to make healthy foods appealing, the study authors said. In the study, participants were presented with a variety of yogurts, each with different [...]
On the days kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.
Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.
TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet and exercise should be the main tools obese people use to lose weight, but prescription weight-loss drugs may have a place, too, according to new guidelines from the Endocrine Society. “Lifestyle changes should always be a central part of any weight loss strategy,” Dr. Caroline Apovian, [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and obesity are both harmful to your health, but they also do considerable damage to your wallet, researchers report. Annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with nonsmokers and people of healthy weight, according to a recent report in the [...]