WASHINGTON — New research links low vitamin D levels with diabetes, regardless of how much a person weighs. The findings indicate there’s a direct correlation between vitamin D and a body’s ability to metabolize glucose. The research published…
WASHINGTON – A new study has identified genetic markers that could affect our weight from fat distribution to brain processes. The results of the research, published in the journal Nature, found 60 gene regions that…
Forget the gym — Harvard University researchers are testing a pill that can help reduce the need for exercise and control obesity.
Obese women take on a huge medical challenge when they become pregnant. They are more apt to have complications, and a new study indicates their newborns may be far more likely to die.
A baby can develop strong eating habits before he or she even learns to walk or talk.
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
Children\’s cereals contain too much sugar and can contribute as much as 10 pounds of sugar to a child\’s diet a year, according to a new report.
We worry about our kids being overweight, but telling girls they have a weight problem can be a self-fulfilling prophecy — tell them it\’s true and soon it will be.
One Maryland city may need to cut out some calories after new research ranked it among the most obese cities in the United States. The Washington, D.C., area ranked on another list.
The American Heart Association says that nearly one of every three American children is overweight. And one unexpected factor may have a lot to do with whether a child is overweight — affection.
\’Active\’ video games can not only help kids lose weight, they can be more effective than traditional gym classes when paired with counseling about food choices, a new study found.
The Centers for Disease Control says that from 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. And there was a big reduction in obesity in children between the ages of two and five.
A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.
How does labeling obesity a disease impact people psychologically? Two researchers explain.
A regular diet of wild blueberries may prevent or lower risk factors associated with developing high blood pressure and diabetes, a new study finds.