According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.
Some experts are suggesting that increased waist circumference should be added to heart risk assessment tools, like cigarette smoking and high cholesterol.
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.
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.
Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.
According to the report, “Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010,” more adults are checking out the Nutrition Facts Panel on most food packages.
According to a study which followed over 20,000 men in Sweden for 11 years, five factors had the greatest impact on health: diet, exercise, smoking, weight circumference, and alcohol consumption.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy tossed a 45-pound plate like a “frisbee.”
We all know too much stress can be bad for your health, but it can also be bad for your waistline.
Researchers found parents of young children were heavier and ate more calories, fatty foods, and sugary drinks than women without children.
Twenty minutes of natural light in the morning is associated with leaner figures.
When we talk about osteoarthritis, part of it is lifestyle and part of it is medical treatment as well.
You might be surprised that research has found that being underweight puts people at even higher risk of dying early than obesity.
A plan to fight childhood obesity may be making some inroads, thanks to a companies that package food and consumers who buy it.
I am often asked about common sense steps to help us eat the healthiest diets. Here are my ‘common sense’ tips.