| Jul 14, 2013
Re "Fitness is on rise — but so is obesity," July 11
When will we ever figure out that a direct cause of our nation's obesity crisis is that we no longer require students to learn food preparation and nutrition or to take a full program of...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Researchers have further unraveled how a version of a gene linked to obesity risk causes people to gain weight – it makes them more likely to feel hungry after a meal and to prefer high-calorie foods.
Their study, published Monday in the Journal...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Much of the recent debate over serving milk to children has been about flavored milk: Should it be distributed in schools? Or should the only milk given to children be of the unflavored, reduced-fat variety?
Two Harvard scientists known for...
| 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...
| 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 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
For years, Southern chef Paula Deen shamelessly built an audience around high-fat, high-calorie recipes. Never mind the burgeoning obesity epidemic responsible for an increase in such killers as heart disease and diabetes. She was encouraging sticks of...
| Jun 29, 2013
Bob Harper is known for his "no shortcuts" philosophy toward weight loss. So what's he doing with a new book touting a three-week diet called "Jumpstart to Skinny"?
"This is not a shortcut," Harper says. "Jumpstart to Skinny" is aimed at people who...
| 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 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 20, 2013
| 7:44 PM
It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many...