| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Yasiel Puig is overweight. Anyway, overweight by his chiseled standards.
Depending on reports, he reported to camp either 26 pounds or 20 pounds more than what he weighed when last season ended.
To which the Dodgers have mostly shrugged.
| 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 18, 2014
Dear Amy: My mother is only slightly overweight and otherwise in good health. She has struggled with losing anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds for as long as I can remember.
Her best success has been with Weight Watchers, and with daily walks. My mom opens...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:30 PM
How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come.
Harley Pasternak, 39,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A comprehensive new look at how mothers fill their hours suggests it's time to revise the old saw "A man may work from sun to sun. But a woman's work is never done." The new saw should be, "24/7, there's something to see. Make your own bed, I'm watching...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's a real heavyweight on the diet scene these days: intermittent fasting, a.k.a. IF (having ascended to heights where mere initials are enough). True, a fasting diet may not sound as appealing as, say, a cookie diet or a chocolate diet or a beer diet,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Imagine for a moment that all of the nation's fast-food establishments--all the striped awnings and golden arches, the drive-thru windows, the beckoning dollar deals and wafting odor of French fries--were to vanish overnight. Would the number of our...
| Dec 22, 2013
On New Year's Eve, scrap your "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" and get real.
On Dec. 31 at the stroke of midnight, well-intentioned Americans everywhere will once again declare that this will finally be the year they achieve their New Year's...