No magic pill for weight loss

A dietitian says your best bet is to avoid gimmicks and fad diets—and stick to the basics.

April 18, 2017 0

Knee surgery success not determined by weight

Results are similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people.

April 5, 2017 0

Another obesity downside: higher esophageal cancer risk

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach cancer as well.

March 24, 2017 0

Mediterranean diet may ease chronic pain of obesity

Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation.

March 15, 2017 0

Colon cancer on the rise in young adults

A startling percentage of colorectal cancer patients are younger than 50, and the number is climbing. Diet and lifestyle may be to blame.

March 14, 2017 1

Do ‘early birds’ get the healthier worm?

Late-to-bed types appear to have poorer eating habits.

March 9, 2017 1

The brain can produce its own sugar

Researchers discovered the brain makes fructose, which is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

March 1, 2017 0

Tech-addicted teens prone to obesity

Those who use screen devices five or more hours a day are twice as likely to shrug off physical activity and drink more sugary beverages.

December 26, 2016 0

Comfort counts

A new device could make scanning procedures better for radiology technicians and patients of size.

November 13, 2016 5

Is oil-free the new gluten-free?

Get the fat you need from whole foods, say some advocates of plant-based eating.

October 23, 2016 8

‘Fat shaming’ begins in first grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives.

August 27, 2016 0

What’s the ideal pregnancy weight?

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, obstetrician says, and half of moms-to-be start their pregnancy already weighing too much.

August 13, 2016 0