Harvard researchers have found that middle-aged people who practice five healthy behaviors lower their stroke risk by about 80%.
Fatty liver disease is a dangerous excess of fat built up in the liver. We see the problem in people who drink too much alcohol and also in people who are overweight.
There has been a great deal of talk recently about obesity and all of the contributing factors that we may or may not be aware of.
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.
Where you carry your weight could be as important, if not more important, than how much you weigh.
Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.
Osteoarthritis occurs as the protective cartilage in the joints wears down over time – it’s more common in people over 50 and people who are overweight.
We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.
According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
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.
Indulging in a big meal, like Thanksgiving, should be a once in a while occurrence – not the first day of many big meals through the holiday season.
The estimated annual cost of obesity is $147 billion but the price on our overall health is even greater.
The Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City set off a firestorm of criticism when it implemented a policy barring fat servers from the bar.