Researchers have learned that, despite some claims to the contrary, fast food is not the leading cause of rising childhood obesity rates in America.
Between 2007 and 2012, food companies reduced their products’ calories by the equivalent of around 78 calories per person per day.
Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.
ATLANTA (AP) — Adult obesity still isn’t budging, the latest government survey shows. The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of U.S. adults deemed […]
According to a new study, almost 40 percent of medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people.
(CBS Charlotte) — Growing up, you probably heard your parents tell you that you couldn’t leave the table or have dessert until you “clean your plate.” And now, over 35 percent of adults in the […]
A scholar has garnered international attention for his assertion that airlines should institute a “pay as you weigh” pricing policy that forces obese passengers to pay more to fly.
A South Carolina lawmaker is challenging Gov. Nikki Haley and the state’s DSS director to try to eat healthy foods on a food stamp budget for one week.
South Carolina officials hope restricting what people can buy with food stamps will cut down on obesity.
A Charlotte doctor feels that obesity caused by habit is weighing down the American health care system, and that one possible solution to the problem is to require that portion of the obese population to pay higher health insurance premiums.