| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:40 AM
"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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Donni Alvarenga, Orlando
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-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
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.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:12 PM
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.
| 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....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:19 AM
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.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:02 AM
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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:59 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:51 AM
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...