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  • Howard Stern back in spotlight after Gabourey Sidibe attack

     
    This might be the most attention Howard Stern has gotten for himself since leaving terrestrial radio. On Monday, the Sirius/XM shock jock ran afoul of the size-acceptance trend by unloading on Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscar-nominated actress in "Precious."...
  • 'The Biggest Loser': The worst-case scenario

     
    The unthinkable happened: Father and daughter fell below the yellow line. Together. Before we get to that, the contestants faced a Texas-sized challenge — raising awareness about obesity in the Lone Star State, which lays claim to five of the......
  • Fat owners linked to fat dogs--but not fat cats

     
    Many thanks to the Lempert Report for alerting us to a piece of pet-obesity news. A study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition investigated the relationship between body weight in pet owners and body weight in their pets. Its......
  • The state of U.S. kids' cholesterol levels--not great

     
    Here's a report from the CDC on the state of the lipid levels of U.S. youth, based on 1999-2006 data. Scientists at the agency have found that 20% of kids age 12-19 years have at least one abnormal lipid level......
  • Heart and stroke patients warned against use of weight-loss drug Meridia

     
    The FDA has issued a new warning on the weight-loss drug sibutramine (marketed as Meridia or Reductil), cautioning patients with a history of heart disease or an elevated stroke risk that use of the drug could further boost the likelihood......
  • 'The Biggest Loser': Liz plays the age card and Danny drops 'a Jillian'

     
    What did we learn this week? -- Makeover week needs a shake-up. It's always one of my favorite moments of the season: The contestants finally get cleaned up and are surprised, during the reveal, with a visit from friends or......
  • Doctors embrace bariatric surgery as effective treatment for diabetes

     
    Fifty international scientific and medical experts have issued a "consensus statement" declaring that bariatric surgery should be considered a treatment option for patients with Type 2 diabetes, even if they are not extremely obese. The new guidelines,...
  • Soda flows freely in California

     
    The stereotypical Californian may sip chai lattes or guzzle green tea, but we actually drink lots of soda. In fact, 24% of California adults drink at least one soda or other sweetened beverage each day, and an additional 36% imbibe......
  • Soda taxes back in the limelight

     
    Consumption ??? many would say overconsumption ??? of full-calorie soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages has undoubtedly fueled the rise of obesity in the U.S. The number of colas, sports drinks and fruit punches guzzled by the average American doubled...
  • Put in those ear buds and watch the scale numbers go down

     
    Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away. But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and losing next to none, according to a new study out of the University of......
  • For lowering your diabetes risk, moderate-intensity exercise may be best

     
    Exercise helps lower the risk for Type 2 diabetes -- but does more exercise help lower that risk further? Maybe not. Moderate-intensity exercise appears to be more helpful than vigorous exercise, according to a study just published in the journal......