Study: Weight Gain Is ContagiousA new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests fatness may spread through social contagion.
Study: Fewer Americans Trying To Lose WeightResearchers say because it has become more socially acceptable to be overweight, people may have lost the motivation.
Study: Holiday Weight Gain Sticks Around Until Summer MonthsResearchers say while up to half of holiday weight gain is lost shortly after the holidays, half of the weight gain remains for over six months.
That College Degree May Come With Some Weight Gain, Study FindsResearchers say the study highlights the need for weight control interventions to target more than just freshman college students.
Hormonal Changes In Menopause Can Lead To Weight GainSome of the biggest contributors to the weight gain are sleep problems which are common in menopause. Falling levels of estrogen can cause you to collect more weight in your belly, and less in the hips and thighs. And one other surprising factor: loss of muscle.
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%.
Blueberries May Fight Belly Fat - And MoreResearch found there is a high level of naturally occurring antioxidants in blueberries. The goal is to fight metabolic syndrome.
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.
Increased Waistline Means Increased RiskSome experts are suggesting that increased waist circumference should be added to heart risk assessment tools, like cigarette smoking and high cholesterol.
Obese Teens Risk Premature DeathObesity 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.
Study: Some States Are Fatter Than We ThoughtAccording 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.
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.