| Feb 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Director Kevin Smith has sparked a debate about airline policies toward obese passengers after he says he was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank this weekend for being too heavy. The "Clerks" director sent out a......
| Mar 11, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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."...
| Jan 14, 2010
Americans may not be collectively doomed to die in their recliners after all, one hand in the chips bag, the other stretching for the remote. Obesity levels seem to be leveling off or slowing across most of the population, according to two new...
| Jan 18, 2010
My blood test results arrived in the mail last year -- and I was shocked. My report, with total cholesterol listed at 248, contained a handwritten note from my doctor in the margin: Come in to see me for medication.
How could I have high cholesterol?...
| Feb 8, 2010
As people gain weight, their blood pressure tends to go up. Fortunately, as they lose weight, their blood pressure tends to go down -- but only so far, says Dr. Karol Watson, co-director of preventive cardiology and director of the hypertension clinic...
| Feb 8, 2010
So how much good will it do if you get more exercise, consume less salt, ramp up on potassium, eat the DASH way, give up smoking, take up meditation? Does it all add up to some impressive total that will knock your doctor's socks off the next check-up...
| Feb 23, 2010
Women have long been told that gaining weight before becoming pregnant or being overweight at the start of pregnancy puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes. But a new study finds that the first trimester is the most crucial time for weight gain...
| Feb 28, 2010
"Too wide for the sky?"
With that angry Twitter post and a slew of unprintable other tweets and blog posts, indie film director Kevin Smith earlier this month renewed a big, fat controversy over how airlines should handle passengers who can't squeeze...
| Mar 6, 2010
It can be a bit delicate to ask a furniture shopper: "Oh, sir, um, maybe, ah, you'd like to see something a bit, hmmm, sturdier?"
We are, as a people, as a sitting-in-chairs public, big. Bigger than we ought to be, health authorities frequently tell us....
| Mar 8, 2010
Pam Levin's daughter weighed less than 5 pounds at birth. But by the time the child turned 3, Levin and her husband had begun to bristle at some of the comments about her. "People would say, ‘She's chunky' or ‘She's a big girl,'" Levin says....
| Sep 21, 2010
| 11:27 AM
A study of bariatric surgery on California adolescents shows that growing numbers of families are opting for a surgical solution to their children's obesity. But a study on trends in bariatric surgery among those under 21 shows that, in this population, ...