Some experts are suggesting that increased waist circumference should be added to heart risk assessment tools, like cigarette smoking and high cholesterol.
High blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
The more time men spend sitting at a desk, the greater the risk of being overweight or obese.
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?
There is new research that suggests for the first time that some cases of ovarian cancer are associated with obesity.
New research shows that if you don’t get the sleep you need, your risk for obesity goes up.
The exercise you do as an adolescent may actually reduce your heart attack risk in the future, unless you become obese.
After a study of young teens, the CDC found that only 25% of kids get enough exercise: 60 minutes of physical activity every single day.
The estimated annual cost of obesity is $147 billion but the price on our overall health is even greater.
I don’t know if you have noticed but there is a new battle going on at fast food restaurants. It is a desire to make them healthier with their food choices.
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.
We are a nation on the run, but unfortunately not a nation that runs or even walks much. We are on the run in our cars to a large extent and we don’t often exercise or eat right.
If you sit behind a desk six hours a day, you have almost doubled the risk of obesity when you compare it to someone who spends only 45 minutes a day behind a desk.
The IRS issued a ruling that states that if your physician determines that you are obese and then prescribes a weight loss program, the fees for the weight loss program are deductible medical expenses for tax purposes.
Research out of Yale University finds that although overweight and obese adolescents are most often bullied by friends and peers, a significant numbers of them are also bullied by adults.