| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Willie Jones examined the plump peaches nestled next to the ripe avocados and grapes at the farmers market in Compton.
"If you look at me, you can tell I need some healthy foods," he said with a chuckle, his button-up shirt taut against his belly....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama is under fire -- again -- this time for suggesting that American drink more water.
Now, that might not sound so controversial. But it's not so much what FLOTUS said as what she didn't say. Mainly, that American should drink...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Not that anyone needs one, but here’s another problem for obese people, especially women: They are much more likely to get even occasional migraine headaches.
A study published in Wednesday’s issue of the journal Neurology found that obese...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The news is not always all good when obese teenagers lose weight. Such young people seem to be at risk for developing eating disorders that slip the attention of health professionals, scientists report.
“Physical complications of semistarvation...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
News flash: Some overweight and obese women work harder to get healthy when they're not ordered to lose weight, but told their current body shape is fine and that maintaining it is an acceptable goal.
The women on whom this approach has most recently...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right?
Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Dolvett Quince was well aware of America's obesity problem. After all, he's one of the trainers on NBC's weight loss reality show, "The Biggest Loser." But, until recently, he had no idea that America's bad eating habits were trickling down to its pets....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:59 AM
The Health section of the Los Angeles Times is determined to help you reach your 2013 health and fitness goals via our #LATFit social media campaign. Friday morning, we’re joined by "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince, who has a fitness tip...
| Aug 9, 2013
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Preschool parents take note: If your kid is clamoring for a daily hit of soda, sugary sports drinks, or fruit drink, you may want to just say no.
Young children who drink sugar sweetened beverages every day are more likely to be obese than their non-...