Obesity is arguably the worst healthcare crisis this country has ever faced. So you'd think doctors would be at the forefront, helping their patients lose weight with informed, compassionate advice, right? Wrong. New research shows medical schools do not provide obesity education to their students, and many doctors are biased against obese patients.
This week, a viewer wrote to Jennifer Livingston, a local Wisconsin news anchor, to scold her about her weight. “Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain,” he told her. “I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”
People who consistently consume more calories than they burn each day will lose lean muscle and accumulate body fat more easily if their diets contain too little protein and too much fat and carbohydrates, a new study suggests.
If you are one of the millions of people who are genetically predisposed to obesity, getting more exercise may help you trump the cards nature has dealt you. A new study suggests that even moderate physical activity can reduce the influence of an obesity-related gene variation by more than one-quarter.
Hunger-related hormones disrupted by dieting and weight loss can remain at altered levels for at least a year, fueling a heartier-than-normal appetite and thwarting the best intentions of dieters, according to a new study.
At 16, Shaina weighed 242 pounds. She also developed a complication of obesity in which pressure builds up within the skull, damaging the optic nerve. The only solution for Shaina was to lose weight—fast.
Are Foodie Shows Making Us Fat?
As the world of food entertainment has grown, so have our waistbands. Is there a possible connection? And what's more, are these food shows the cause of our hunger?
A new study of long-term weight patterns among more than 120,000 adults suggests that some foods and behaviors—such as potato chips and TV watching—have a disproportionate impact on our waistlines.
A new study finds that overweight mothers and children tend to underestimate their own—and each other's—weight.