A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic.
Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with a BMI above 55, researchers said.
Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70% of firefighters are overweight or obese, and most of them reported getting no advice to lose weight from their healthcare professionals, researchers said Thursday.
The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, one day after he broke his left middle finger on a head-first slide into second base in Atlanta. The team recalled infielder Josh Rutledge from triple-A Colorado Springs (Colo.). Arenado was hitting .305 with six homers and 28 runs batted in. A decision on surgery or other treatment options won't be made until the third baseman is examined by a specialist. Charlie Culberson, who replaced Arenado on Friday, was at at third base Saturday. Meanwhile, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez missed his third straight start with a swollen left index finger. Rutledge has played second base and shortstop this season. He...