Poor Sleep Linked To Weight Gain In 2-Year Smartphone Sleep Tracking StudyNot sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
Scientists Say They May Have Found A Skinny GeneScientists may have discovered a gene that helps skinny individuals stay slim, potentially opening up a new frontier in treatments to tackle obesity, according to a new study.
Americans Weigh More This Decade, But Fewer Adults Want To Lose WeightAmericans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.
Exercise Advice On Food Labels Could Help Reduce Obesity, Researchers SayFood labels detailing how much exercise is needed to burn off a product's calorie content could help to combat obesity, according to UK researchers.
Americans Weigh More Than They Did 10 Years Ago, And They're OK With ItAmericans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.
Only Children Are More Likely To Be Obese, Study SaysOnly children may be at a higher risk for obesity than children who have siblings, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Obesity Surgery Benefits May Be Bigger For Teens Than AdultsA study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems go away.
Americans Getting More Inactive, Computers Partly To BlameA new study says Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary. They spend almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame.
California Lawmakers Pushing Ban On Extra-Large Sodas, Other New Regulations On Sugary Drinks"Big Gulp"-style sodas may be a thing of the past, if California lawmakers get their way.
Scientists Accidentally Create Treatment That May Stop ObesityA failed experiment may have accidentally created a new treatment that could allow humans to eat whatever they want without gaining weight.
Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?A new federal government survey found that about one-quarter of Americans "acquire" nearly 1,300 calories at work every week.
Nutrition Study: Aspartame Does Not Contribute To Weight GainAspartame, a sugar substitute, won't make you fat despite what many people believe.
Who Has The Nation's Best Health Care? Study Reveals State RankingsThe non-profit health care advocacy group, The Commonwealth Fund, released a state-by-state scorecard on May 3 which looks at each state's ability to deliver medical care to its residents.