If America does not collectively adopt healthier eating habits, over half of the nation will be obese within 10 years.
Food 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 this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.
Life expectancy at birth -- the average length of time that you are expected to live -- continues to drop for Americans, a new study finds. Drug overdoses, suicides, alcohol-related illnesses and obesity are largely to blame. These problems have been building since the 1980s, according to the study's authors.
Talk of smuggling usually evokes images of drugs, guns and other contraband -- but it was a fat cat that saw one man punished by Russian airline Aeroflot.
Only children may be at a higher risk for obesity than children who have siblings, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Slashing soft drinks from your diet is a quick way to improve your health and lose weight -- that much you probably already know.
Weight loss surgery has traditionally been viewed as a procedure for adults with severe obesity who haven't been able to lose weight or keep it off. Now, pediatricians are calling for it to be more accessible for children and teens with severe obesity too.
A 25-pound cat from Washington has won over the internet with her purrfect workout routine.
Being overweight is linked to many health problems, and shedding some pounds is often presented as the best way to avoid them, no matter your age.
Severe obesity has hit an all-time high among children in England in their last year of primary school, a government report has found.
More than 250 million school-aged children and adolescents will be classed as obese by 2030, putting huge pressure on healthcare systems, a new report on childhood obesity warns.
Bill Maher has a long history of drawing ire for his remarks made on and off his HBO show, "Real Time." And now he's being called out by fellow late-night host James Corden.
Sitting is the new smoking, we're told, and suddenly sit-stand desks are everywhere. But do we know just how healthy they are and the best ways to use them?
President Donald Trump phoned a supporter he mocked as overweight during Thursday's New Hampshire rally and left a message, according to a senior administration official.
Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests.
There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice.
The bacteria got its name -- Akkermansia muciniphila -- just 15 years ago. But the species, which breaks down gel-like proteins in the intestines, may soon offer hope to those with obesity-related disorders.
Drinking coffee could activate the body's fat-fighting defenses, a discovery that could have potential implications in the battle against obesity and diabetes.
While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an
Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze -- such as from a television or bright nightlight -- has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity.
"Ultraprocessed" describes many foods, including pre-prepared dishes found in grocery store freezers, packaged baked goods, dehydrated soups, ice cream, sugary cereals and fizzy beverages.Two separate studies published Wednesday in The BMJ link eating the popular factory-made fare with an increased…
"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)
Across the US, obesity rates have risen and life expectancy has declined.