Anorexia, that dreaded eating disorder normally associated with some psychological or external factor, may be tied up with something else following studies revealing that it could be a tied up with some bacterial infection.
Researchers have revealed that childhood obesity could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead to a diminished ability to reproduce, especially in females.
Providing yet another evidence on how young girls are taking extreme steps to chase the media defined "perfect" and thin bodies, a recent research has found that schoolgirls as young as 12 are not happy with the way they look. They wish they were thinner and are skipping meals to lose weight. According to the research conducted by Schools Health Education Unit, half of the 12 and 13 year olds and 58 per cent of 14 or 15 year olds said that they wanted to lose weight.
Women suffering eating disorders to chase the image of a 'perfect' body have been in the realm of society's sub-conscious for time immemorial.
It is not only teens and young women who are struggling with eating disorders. A new study found that the problems are very common even among middle-aged and older women. ...
Lack of sleep might lead you to seek out more junk food. ...
There is no point counting those calories or putting all that hard work trying to look slim. A new study reveals that friends and relatives always remember obese people as being overweight, no matter how much weight they lose later on.
People with diabetes are living longer, according to US health officials.
Is it appropriate for a pregnant woman to diet? It is a topic that has been debated for a long time now. But a recent study seems to have an answer.
When it comes to weight loss, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.
A school- based anti-obesity campaign conducted on teenage girls failed to show positive results according to a report from University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia
Women who are obese before they become pregnant are at higher risk of having children with lower cognitive function - as measured by math and reading tests taken between ages 5 to 7 years - than are mothers with a healthy prepregnancy weight, new research suggests.
Women can feel better about their bodies when they receive high family support and limited pressure to attain the "thin and beautiful."
Attitudes, relationships, intentions and personal behavior control are all factors that could affect a child's decision in either reaching for an apple or grabbing a bag of chips, according to a new study out of the University of Cincinnati. The research by Paul Branscum, assistant professor of health and exercise science at the University of Oklahoma, and Manoj Sharma, a University of Cincinnati professor of health promotion and education, is published in the International Quarterly of Commu...
Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, according to a new study.