| Jun 21, 2010
Something in your gut could be making you fat — and it isn't just last night's pizza.
The vast, diverse community of microbes inhabiting the intestines, scientists are finding, can influence metabolism and weight.
Between 10 trillion and 100...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Six years after California instituted a statewide effort to pare fat and boost fitness in its schoolchildren, the kids haven't reversed the trend of growing obesity in their ranks. But they are fitter and, as a group, have slowed the growth of obesity,...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 2:02 PM
As we enter the season of the year in which Americans typically gain at least a pound or two that never goes away, a new report from the Gallup Poll finds that as our actual weight drifts upward, so do our perceptions of what our "ideal" weight would be. ...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 3:03 PM
What's the best way to be told that your child is overweight or obese?
Not at all, of course. But if that bad news must be delivered, a national survey published in the journal Pediatrics this week finds that parents will feel blamed and respond badly to...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:54 PM
Remember those poor little kids who just couldn't wait for the Psych professor to come back into the room before they ate the marshmallow? You know, the ones with little to no self-control, who would go on to do more poorly in school, to be less "socially...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 4:34 PM
According to a Yiddish proverb, " 'For example' is not proof." But I'm relying on examples -- fat kids I've known -- to counter a new report that children who eat a junky fast-food diet suffer a loss of IQ......
| Nov 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles residents say that they are more stressed than people in other major cities and that their stress levels are rising as their health worsens, according to a new national survey. The âStress in America Surveyâ released Tuesday by......
| May 3, 2010
| 4:34 PM
As any viewer of morning television knows, the perennial campaign to "save the children" is being fought on two fronts. One is the war on bullying. The other is the crusade against childhood obesity. But suppose the two causes are in conflict. U.S. News...
| Apr 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The unthinkable happened: Father and daughter fell below the yellow line. Together. Before we get to that, the contestants faced a Texas-sized challenge â raising awareness about obesity in the Lone Star State, which lays claim to five of the......
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 11:52 AM
The country is down to onededicated, prescription obesity medication -- the not-too-pleasantXenical -- since Friday's announcement that Meridiawill be removed from the market due to an increased risk ofheart problems among people with cardiovascular...