Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but the total body mass of all the overweight people in the world is truly surprising, according to a new report.
Perhaps, not surprisingly, the US accounts for a disproportionate number of this extra poundage.
Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.
A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.
We never used to think of chubby kids as being anything other than adorable, but researchers are now more concerned about children’s eating habits now that more Americans are being considered obese.
According to a new study, 40 percent of American children enter kindergarten with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 75 percentile. Anything over the 85th percentile is considered “overweight,” a
According to a researcher at the University of Illinois, automobiles may be to blame for the increase in obesity levels in America.
"People consume food, which is a form of energy, and then they expend it in their activities," said Sheldon H...