Just 25 years ago the obesity rate in Maryland and Virginia was around 10 percent, and in D.C. about 15 percent.
Willpower is the key to weight loss, say researchers.
Extreme obesity can take more years off a person’s life than smoking can, new research suggests.
About 66 percent of Americans are considered overweight or obese by modern health standards, but the majority (55 percent) do not believe they are overweight and say they are not trying to drop the pounds, according to a recent Gallup poll.
Toddlers who watch too much television will also widen their waistlines, according to a University of Montreal study published this week.