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weight

Guys struggle with body image, too

About 40% of men say they've been discriminated against or stereotyped because of their size.

Programmed to pack pounds?

A fat-storing protein that helped our ancestors avoid starvation may today play an outsized role in excess fat storage—in times of plenty.

Body shape—a gauge of heart health?

Researchers suspect women who have apple-shaped bodies are at increased risk of heart trouble.

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.

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.

Tip the scale in your favor

Monitoring your weight daily can help you today and in the long term.

5 ways to boost your metabolism

As the years add up, your body slows down. What can you do to keep those calories burning?

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.

Snack wisely at work

The occasional office treat won't ruin your diet. But day in and day out, those office cakes, pastries and pies add up to trouble.

Say no to yo-yo dieting

Say yes to stability skills for weight-loss success in the long term.

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