CDC Survey: Obesity is Still Growing in America

A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control of Americans’ health shows that obesity has been on an upward trend in the U.S. since 1997.


Mindful Eating Shown to Help People Lose Weight

Mindful eating – savoring high-calorie treats, focusing solely on enjoying your food, and planning meals and snacks – may help you lose significant weight.


Loneliness, Isolation Are Bigger Health Threats than Obesity

In meta-analysis of studies on loneliness and social isolation, researchers at Brigham Young University found that both increase the risk of early death.


“Diet” Artificial Sweeteners may Actually Expand Your Waistline

A recent meta-analysis shows that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, and increase the risks of serious health problems.


Study of 700,000 People in 46 Countries Shows How Lazy America Is

The United States, already one of the most obese countries in the world, is also one of the laziest, according to a recent study.


Study: People Eating 1 of These a Day are ‘35% Less Likely to be Obese’

A pear a day keeps the fat away, according to a study showing people who eat 1 medium-sized pear a day are 35% less likely to be obese.


The BMI Chart is Antiquated and Misleading, Scientists Say

For years doctors have relied on the body mass index (BMI) to determine obesity and overweight, but it has not turned out to be a good indicator of health.


How Anxiety, Low Self-Worth may Spark Countless Individuals to Overeat

Two new studies explore the anxiety and stress associated with people living in poverty, and how it leads to overeating and obesity.


Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes

Smaller brain volume and poorer memory are linked in two recent studies with soda consumption – including of the supposedly healthier “diet” kind.


Avocados Could be Key in Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome, Numerous Ailments

A review shows that every part of the avocado combats every component of metabolic syndrome, which means you are protected from various ailments.


Study: Don’t go Gluten-Free if You Don’t Have Celiac Disease

A gluten-free diet doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease, and in people who don’t have celiac disease, it actually increases the risk.


Replace Junk Food Snacks with This FATTY Snack to Lose Weight?

Snacking on 1/4 cup of peanuts 3 or 4 times a week may help adults lose weight and prevent obesity in children and adolescents.


100% Fruit Juice: A Healthy Drink for Kids, or Liquid Candy?

Everyone loves a cold, refreshing glass of fruit juice. But does it cause weight gain in children? Here is what one study has to say.


Free Soda Refills Banned in France

France has prohibited hotels, restaurants, and school cafeterias from offering free refills of soda and other sugary beverages.


Lawsuit Says Coca-Cola of Misleads People, Downplays Soda Health Risks

A recently-filed lawsuit alleges that Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association misleads buyers about the health risks of consuming sugary drinks.


Is the Soda Industry Hiding Health Risks of Drinking Soda?

If a study finds no link between sugary drink consumption and health problems, there’s a 100% chance it was funded by the beverage industry.


U.N. Expert Calls Junk Food a Human Rights Concern

A U.N. expert says that junk food is a human rights issue, and that poor people often have to choose between affordable food and nutritious food.