According to CBS News, new research looked at doctors’ measurements of height and weight rather than asking people to self-report, which had been done in the past.
Where you carry your weight could be as important, if not more important, than how much you weigh.
We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.
The most common medications that contribute to weight gain are two commonly prescribed drug classes – corticosteroids and antidepressants.
According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
Just in time for the summer season a new and improved procedure that is said to melt fat, no surgery and no downtime.
We know that cigarettes are bad for us and can increase disease and death especially when compared to non-smokers. But what about obesity – just how risky is it?
The Governor, who recently had weight loss surgery, threw a barb on Twitter Wednesday after Letterman reportedly made fun of him for being named “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council.
In the latest Gallup poll on obesity, Pennsylvania ranked the 18th fattest state. Just over 28% of the state’s population is classified as obese.
Researchers now say that drinking red wine might help counteract the effects of a poor diet on the immune system.
New research out of Philadelphia shows that a meal at a sit-down restaurant may be just as bad — or worse — for your health than eating fast food.
The estimated annual cost of obesity is $147 billion but the price on our overall health is even greater.
Let’s hope that the Chip Kelly era begins with more wins than the Andy Reid era ended with, or Philadelphia Eagles fans could be packing on the pounds.
Samoan Air announced plans last month to add an XL class for its larger customers to provide larger seats. Which means the airline is going to start weighing passengers.
It’s an interesting question, and now, researchers at Drexel University’s School of Public Health may have the answer: yes.