| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
It's little more than a glimmer of hope, but a comprehensive new report suggests that a trend toward healthier habits may have halted the rise of obesity among the nation's teens.
In 2009 and 2010, American adolescents exercised more, watched less TV,...
| 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....
| Apr 13, 2013
The patient in his 50s was mildly overweight, had high cholesterol and was headed down the road to diabetes. Common problems, and his doctor made the usual recommendation: medications. But the patient, Michael Mosley — a British author, journalist,...
| Apr 6, 2013
Former track and field Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee is no stranger to the benefits of daily workouts and a healthful lifestyle. As a six-time medal winner, she lived her life always in her own best shape.
But many kids and families today face...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2013
Tracy Anderson added to her fitness empire of studios, workout DVDs and other products when she and her business partner, Gwyneth Paltrow, opened the serene, members-only Tracy Anderson Studio in Brentwood in April. Anderson, one of the best-known fitness...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The flowing robes and abayas shrouding the people of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates can’t hide the truth of a federation-wide weight problem.
So the city of Dubai, famous for its opulent shopping centers and towering skyscrapers in the desert,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Last year, TLC invited America into the railroad-track adjacent three bedroom-one bath home of 7-year-old Alana Thompson, her mother June, her father Sugar Bear and her three teenage half-sisters located in McIntyre, Ga., population 642.