Study: BMI Not Accurate When Measuring Health StatusResearchers say more than 50 million Americans who are classified as overweight or obese based on their BMI (body mass index) are actually healthy.
Avoid Stroke By Practicing 5 Healthy BehaviorsHarvard researchers have found that middle-aged people who practice five healthy behaviors lower their stroke risk by about 80%.
Fatty Liver Caused By Alcohol And DietFatty 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.
Multiple Factors Contributing To ObesityThere 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.
Food Trust Having Positive Impact On Childhood ObesityAccording to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.
Thick Waist May Double Risk Of Premature DeathWhere you carry your weight could be as important, if not more important, than how much you weigh.
Obese Teens More Likely To Develop Colorectal CancerResearchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.
Managing OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis 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.
Obese Children - And Their Parents - Underestimate Their WeightWe recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight - and their parents underestimate their children's weight as well.
Report: Heavy Kids Often Don't See Themselves As OverweightAccording to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
Sitting At A Desk Increases Risk For ObesityThe more time men spend sitting at a desk, the greater the risk of being overweight or obese.
Obesity Health Risks Comparable To SmokingWe 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?