| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
“Get off your butts,” the nation’s doctors said Tuesday, as the American Medical Assn. adopted a new policy on sitting in the workplace.
Citing mounting evidence that sitting for extended periods of time is really bad for you, the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Tucking into a breakfast of buttermilk pancakes and maple syrup, or a great bowl of white pasta for lunch, not only sends your blood sugar soaring--and then, suddenly, plummeting. Four hours after you've put down your fork, such a meal makes you...
| Jun 23, 2013
Re "A problem with obesity advice," Letters, June 21
This letter perpetuates the stereotype that overweight people are just gluttons with no self-control.
In reality, obesity is a complex issue, involving biological, physiological and psychological...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Ninety percent of Americans said schools should take a role in combating obesity -- a surprising cut away from the idea that being overweight is a personal choice.
That doesn’t meant people don’t see that they need to take action as well for...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:31 PM
There's a growing list of things that clearly do NOT work in helping someone who's carrying too much weight trim down. Shaming, teasing and hectoring stand a good chance of backfiring, and it remains to be seen whether treating obesity as a disease --...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:21 PM
It's well known that obesity is linked to diabetes, heart troubles and other health woes, but studies have also linked carrying too much weight to an increased risk of some kinds of cancer, including esophageal, colorectal, pancreatic and other cancers....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Does it really matter if the medical establishment calls obesity a “disease” instead of a chronic health condition or a disorder?
It’s a question doctors and public health experts are considering in the wake of Tuesday’s vote...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A day after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Health Department went to court to defend its proposed cap on the sale of super-sized sodas, a published study has offered evidence that Bloomberg's plan would reduce average calorie intake among those...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:24 PM
If a doctor is going to tell a patient he’s obese and needs to lose weight, that patient seems more likely to trust the advice if the doctor is overweight too, scientists say.
It might seem that patients want role models in their primary care...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.
Children eat at least a third of their meals at school, and spend...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:26 AM
This week, a suburban Washington, D.C.-area mom packed up her three daughters’ Abercrombie & Fitch clothes and returned them to the firm’s chief executive, Mike Jeffries, with a note explaining that she wouldn’t be letting her kids...