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.


2 Simple Things Can Cut a Woman’s Risk of Needing a C-Section

The findings of a recent study suggest that a healthy diet and moderate exercise can help prevent pregnant women from needing a risky C-section.


Too Many Americans are Obese, and it’s Rubbing off on Their Pets

Researchers at Banfield Animal Hospital write in a report that obesity among pets has skyrocketed over the past 10 years, thanks to their owners.


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.


Western Diet Found to Increase Risk of Fatty Liver Disease

More U.S. adults are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Research suggests that consuming animal protein may increase the risk for the condition.


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.


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.


Yet Another Sign our Modern Diet is Harming Future Generations

Children in the United Kingdom are consuming double the amount of the recommended daily allowance of sugar. An initiative to combat the problem is underway.


If You Want to Get Pregnant, Avoid Soda, New Study Says

A new study has found that soda, especially diet soft drinks containing artificial sweeteners, decrease fertility in women.


Do Overweight People Live Longer than Others with This Type of Cancer?

A new study suggests that people who have kidney cancer who are obese or overweight may survive longer than slimmer people.


Obesity and Liver Cancer Link Now Supported by New WHO Study

A new study shows that obesity, excess weight circumference, and Type 2 diabetes increase the risk of liver cancer, both individually and together.


U.K. Government Orders Restaurants to Cut Size of Desserts

U.K. health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered restaurants, pubs, and cafes to cut the sugar content in their products and reduce dessert sizes.


Obesity Rates are DECLINING in these 4 States

Researchers have recently released a report showing that obesity is actually on the decline in 4 US states – New York, Ohio, Minnesota, and Montana.


Citrus Fruits, Antioxidants Help Stop Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Researchers in Brazil have found that eating a diet high in citrus can help to lower the risks of diseases related to obesity.


Most Kids Lack Ideal Cardiovascular Health: What do we Do?

A new report shows that many children lack ideal cardiovascular health, due to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, leading to health problems later.


Could Poor Sleep Habits Be Making You Fat?

Can sleep apnea have a negative effect on your weight? Recent research reveals that this is likely the case.