This childhood obesity test is quick, free and doesn’t require any medical lab testing…
With the increase in childhood obesity, researchers at Penn State University and Johns Hopkins University decided to study whether a child’s response to stress could lead to obesity.
How much do you know about the real risks of having excess belly fat? Take our short quiz to see if you can separate myth from reality. (Answers appear below the quiz.) 1. People with “apple-shaped” bodies (with more fat … Continue reading
In a Canadian childhood obesity study, children between 18 months and 4 years old were shown to have a 50% greater risk of being overweight or obese when they were 4 to 10 years old if they went to daycare. … Continue reading
This is so ridiculous and cruel it’s almost hard to believe this guy’s serious. But apparently, he is. Daniel Callahan, co-founder and President Emeritus of The Hastings Center, is calling for “stigmatization lite” for the obese in an article in … Continue reading
If you have a body mass index of 30 or more — which indicates obesity — you may be at particular risk for developing heart disease. That’s because obesity is linked to the thickening of the muscle in your left … Continue reading
Obesity statistics have yet again revealed the “obesity paradox.” Even though obesity is associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and death, the paradox is that obesity surprisingly may be better for your health in some cases. … Continue reading
Health care experts often advise obese women to eat several small meals every day for healthy metabolisms. But that advice could affect your insulin and blood-fat levels in a negative way. Here’s why…
Obesity is already considered to be a risk factor for developing diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. But have you ever considered whether obesity can affect how well your blood pressure and cholesterol medicines work?
If you’re a woman in a strained marriage, it just might be. Here’s why…