The latest Gallup poll crowned Mississippi as America's most obese state.
Obesity rates could be reduced if governments regulated the fast food market, a new report stated.
Researchers reported that the 'obesity paradox' is a myth.
Body fatness normally declines to a minimum at age five to six years old, a point called adiposity rebound. However, new research reveals that adiposity rebound before the age of four may increase the risk of metabolic syndrome.
Researchers found a link between parental stress and their children's BMI levels.
A French drug manufacturing company reported that its emergency contraceptive drug, which is identical to Plan B, is ineffective for women weighing over 176 pounds.
Researchers found that adults are unaware of how many calories they should intake everyday.
Researchers found that interventions on children's TV and sleeping routines can help them reduce their BMI.
In a new report, researchers found that the diabetes epidemic in China is worse than previously thought with 11.6 million adults afflicted with this chronic illness.
Researchers found that underweight women with coronary artery disease are at a greater risk of death.
Researchers found a link between childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and adult obesity.
Researchers found that children who paid more attention to the content on television had the highest body mass indexes in comparison to children who did not pay attention to the television shows.
2.2 million children have food allergies.
While many scientists argue that calculation of a person's Body mass Index is not the right way to determine if they are overweight or not, a new study suggests that BMI works just as good as any other body measurement and in fact is also useful in predicting certain health problems in people. BMI involves the calculation of the ratio of height to weight in a person. However, the calculation does not involve body shape, fat mass and lean mass.