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  • Firstborn? That may increase a man's risk of being overweight

    Firstborn? That may increase a man's risk of being overweight
    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...
  • Pet owners weigh in on proposed reality show about overweight animals

    Pet owners weigh in on proposed reality show about overweight animals
    "The Biggest Loser" with pets? Another reality show about weight loss may be on the horizon -- but with animals, not humans, shedding the pounds. A recent casting call, posted on Craigslist, is seeking applicants for a potential show about pudgy...
  • Weight-loss 'expert' couldn't do it alone

    Weight-loss 'expert' couldn't do it alone
    Donni Alvarenga, Orlando Age: 37 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Initial weight: 221 Current weight: 164 Pounds lost: 57 For Donni Alvarenga, losing more than 50 pounds was all about saving face. "I am driven by accountability," said the 37-year-...
  • What's the right way to tax sugary drinks?

    What's the right way to tax sugary drinks?
    If you believe obesity is a serious health risk in the United States and sugary drinks are a major contributor to the problem -- and that's surely the prevailing nutritionists' view -- then a sugared beverage tax has to be on your radar screen. Now...
  • Yale Study: A Pregnant Mom's Diet Affects Baby's Future

    Yale Study: A Pregnant Mom's Diet Affects Baby's Future
    A recent study conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Cologne asserts that children of obese mothers, consuming a high-fat diet during pregnancy, are more likely to face weight problems, and related metabolic disorders,...
  • L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

    L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases
    Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths. H1N1...
  • Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says

    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....
  • McDonald's internal resource site shut down

    McDonald's internal resource site shut down
    After a string of mishaps and controversies surrounding the McResource Line, McDonald's has shut down its internal employee resource website. The website recently made headlines after a tip told employees to avoid eating fast food. "While convenient...
  • McDonald's tells employees not to eat fast food

    McDonald's tells employees not to eat fast food
    McDonald's employees are being told via an online employee handbook that they shouldn't eat fast food, including the kind they prepare at the chain restaurants. "While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in...
  • Santa Ana residents find motivation in pre-dawn workouts

    Santa Ana residents find motivation in pre-dawn workouts
    It's 5 a.m. on a rooftop parking lot in downtown Santa Ana and the night sky is just beginning to fade. Under a lamp's orange glow, people in hoodies and sweat pants emerge from the stairwell, wiping the sleep from their eyes and hugging themselves...
  • Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in Virginia

    Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in Virginia
    Lung cancer kills three times more Virginians each year than any other cancer. In its soon-to-be-released annual report, the Virginia Cancer Registry revealed that though its incidence ranks third to prostate and breast cancer, lung cancer has by far...
  • Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes

    Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes
    Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found. Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an...