According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, in 2013 an estimated 52 percent, or 43.8 million U.S. dogs, were estimated to be overweight or obese.
Obesity at age 18 has the same risk for premature death as that of heavy smokers – heavy smokers are those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day.
While watching your intake is good, you might not want to completely skip the spuds just yet.
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.
Energy drinks have been growing in popularity but the World Health Organization is questioning their use.
Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.
Medical professionals in Bucks County say the film has a compelling message designed to get people to look at food labels and how much sugar they consume and make better choices when they go shopping.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that just a few pounds can increase blood pressure.
Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, but new research shows something as simple as changing a child’s desk could help them avoid becoming overweight.
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
The research, which focused on nearly 3,000 adults over the course of four years, found that those who reported being discriminated against because of their weight actually put on more pounds than those who didn’t.
We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.
Those who fell into the obese categories had 40% less endurance on average than those who were not obese, particularly when it came to functions that required hand grip and assembly.
According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
We all know too much stress can be bad for your health, but it can also be bad for your waistline.