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.
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.
As more studies are being performed, it is becoming clear that counseling and support could play a crucial role for those struggling with weight issues.
Each year that a person is obese increases their risk of developing coronary artery disease – often a silent killer.
Although it can occur in almost any joint, osteoarthritis is a condition that often occurs most commonly in the knee.
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.
Researchers followed adolescents from ages 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in average BMI.