State of Obesity: How the DMV RanksA new nationwide survey finds that the District is the second slimmest in the nation in terms of obesity, bested only by the state of Colorado, with both the states of Maryland and Virginia trailing far behind.
Study: Cutting Dietary Fat Better Than Cutting Carbs At Reducing Body FatResearchers found that obese adults who restricted dietary fat lost body fat at a rate 68 percent higher than when cutting back on the same number of carbohydrate calories.
Study: Probability of Obese People Reaching 'Normal' Weight Less Than 1%The annual probability of reaching a normal weight is just 1 in 210 for obese men and 1 in 124 for obese women, new research shows.
Study: Traffic Noise Could Be Making Us FatRoad, rail and air traffic noises may be contributing to the world's widening waistlines.
Study: More Than Half Of Poison Control Calls Regarding Energy Drinks Involve Children 6 Or YoungerThere’s a growing concern that high-caffeine energy drinks are making their way into the wrong hands.
Soda Makers Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.
Study: Action-Packed TV Might Make You Snack MoreCould action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
Study: Obesity Rates Up in D.C., Md. and Va.Just 25 years ago the obesity rate in Maryland and Virginia was around 10 percent, and in D.C. about 15 percent.
Study: Any Diet Works If People Stick To ItWillpower is the key to weight loss, say researchers.
Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To BreastfeedMore women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.
Study: Obese Workers Have Shorter Endurance Times, Need Longer Rest Breaks A new study has found that workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when it comes to performing tasks in the workplace.
Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan More Than Smoking, Research SaysExtreme obesity can take more years off a person's life than smoking can, new research suggests.