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.
Mothers who have fear of not having enough food may lead their children to obesity, according to a study.
For women even just imagining trying on swimsuits can cause a bad mood, according to a new study.
A habit of binge eating may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviors, including substance abuse, according to a new study.
Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Obesity accounts for almost 21% of the US health care costs, according to a new study. It is twice as much than previously believed. A new Cornwell University study, which is first of its kind to show the causal effect of obesity on medical care costs, reports that that an obese person incurs medical costs of $2,741 higher than if they were not obese.
Obese women are advised to lose weight before they get pregnant by a new study.
The brains of people with anorexia and obesity are wired differently, according to new research. Neuroscientists for the first time have found that how our brains respond to food differs across a spectrum of eating behaviors – from extreme overeating to food deprivation. This study is one of several new approaches to help better understand and ultimately treat eating disorders and obesity.
Women who drink up to seven glasses of wine or beer a week are slightly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who steer clear of alcohol, according to a U.S. study that covered thousands of women for nearly 30 years.
Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may ...
Growing older and being overweight doesn't have a significant impact on one's happiness according to a recent cross-cultural study looking at quality of life and health status in the US and the UK.
We all know what fear feels like, yet there is something almost perversely euphoric about having the living daylights scared right out of you. Whether by watching a nail-biting horror film or prowling through a haunted house on Halloween,