| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Hypertension rates among women in all eight Connecticut counties increased from 2001 to 2009, with disparities widening for African American women compared to whites and Hispanics, according to a C-HIT analysis of data from the Institute for Health...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation's smallest eaters: Between 2003 and 2012, obesity among children between 2 and 5 years of age has declined from 14% to 8% -- a 43% decrease...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Julie Phicien, Orlando
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches
Former weight: 232
Current weight: 204
Total lost: 28 pounds — and counting. We will be checking back in with Julie as she continues her journey.
Julie Phicien of Orlando used...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:47 PM
By Ronnie Cohen
NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters Health) - While U.S. rates of
obesity haven't changed much in a decade, preschool age children
are showing signs of a turnaround, with rates nearly halved in
that time, according to a new federal study released...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study.
In the United States, Canada and other...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Warning: Being a firstborn may be hazardous to your health.
So suggests a small study of middle-aged men in New Zealand. Compared with their younger brothers, the firstborns weighed more and were less sensitive to insulin.
Researchers had recruited...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Weight-loss competition show "The Biggest Loser" crowned Rachel Frederickson the winner after losing a staggering 155 pounds, and her dramatic weight loss raised both criticism and concern from fans who watched the big reveal.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:16 PM
"The Biggest Loser" Season 15 winner Rachel Frederickson has heard your concerns, America, but she's not listening. And she's not answering questions about whether her weight loss went too far.
That's because she's absolutely thrilled that she managed...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:24 PM
For people with Type 2 diabetes who had hoped that their love handles might serve some purpose by reducing their risk of premature death, Harvard researchers have some bad news: The “obesity paradox” does not exist.
“We found no...