| 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...
| Feb 2, 2013
You've heard about the "Wheat Belly" diet, right? Well, technically, it doesn't exist.
Dr. William Davis points out that the word "diet" does not appear on either the cover of his bestselling "Wheat Belly" book published in 2011 or on the follow-up,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Marshall Reid was bullied at school because he was overweight. He found a way to fight back that has kept the bullies at bay and changed his life: He's a healthy eater and a successful author. He and his mother, Alexandra, wrote the book, "Portion Size...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
You’ve likely heard suggestions for making greens without the pork fat or “fried” chicken in the oven. All well and good, but the connection of “soul food” to African Americans goes way beyond editing recipes, and a new...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:22 AM
One of the most memorable dwarfs in “The Hobbit” is Bombur, described by J.R.R. Tolkien as “immensely fat and heavy.” ......
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:13 PM
Nearly half of Pacific Islanders reported being smokers, a rate that was three to four times higher than for other Californians, according to research released Monday by the University of Michigan. About 46% of Pacific Islander adults said they were......
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:42 PM
As obesity becomes a bigger problem in much of Africa, babies already at high risk in the region could face new and added dangers, a new study published Wednesday in the Lancet has found....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Fourteen years after he became the face of the “Subway diet,” keeping the weight off still isn’t easy for Jared Fogle.
The Indianapolis resident spends 200 days a year on the road. He rarely stays in a city for more than 24 hours. He&...
| Aug 25, 2012
-- It's worth noting that no exercises or diets specifically target belly fat—despite the promises of many infomercials. As Dr. Samuel Klein, professor of medicine and nutritional science at Washington University School of Medicine, explains, you...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:23 PM
In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America....