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obesity

Young adults see rise in colon cancer

The sizable jump in cases among age 50 and younger is a worldwide trend arising partly from poor diet.

Uncovering the sleep-stroke link

Hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and smoking have long been seen as risk factors for stroke. A new report says it's time we add sleep disorders to the list.

Subtract the additive

Propionate, a common additive in breads and baked goods, may trigger a metabolic response linked to obesity and diabetes.

Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

3 steps to help prevent breast cancer

While certain genetic mutations can increase a woman's chances of a diagnosis, three specific actions can help offset the risks.

The science of shape

Researchers are quickly demystifying the genetic characteristics that factor into body shape and weight-related disease development.

The downside to yo-yo diets

Losing and regaining weight isn’t just demoralizing, it’s dangerous. There are better options for you.

Stressful life, sleepless night

About a third of Americans are sleep-deprived as a result of political and economic anxieties.

It’s all about the gut

Explore the link between digestive health and chronic disease.

A glorious triumph

Dale Coil's unwavering commitment to physical therapy and healthier living led him to shed more than 300 pounds—and gave him his first pain-free morning in years.

Lose excess pounds, lower breast cancer risk?

Women who lost 5 percent or more of their body weight had a 12 percent lower breast cancer risk.

30 million Americans now have diabetes

People should consider testing, even if they think they don't have it.