Telling your child to "clean their plate" seems to be something that many parents don't stop doing, even if the child is a teenager and overweight.
Not only can weight loss surgery reduce body weight, it can also lead to gene-expression alterations in obese individuals, a new study as revealed.
If Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban does pass, it may do more harm than good, according to a new study.
Researchers found no health benefits from resveratrol, an active compound found in red wine, in obese men.
Overweight young adults are significantly more likely to develop kidney disease by the time the become seniors, according to a new study.
Researchers state that bacteria found in patients post-gastric bypass surgery might help with weight loss.
Children who are overweight have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death.
Nearly 60 percent of people living in the United Kingdom want their spouses to lose weight.
Experts have long advised that children drink low fat or skimmed milk to reduce their chances obesity. However, new research reveals that switching to skimmed milk or low-fat milk does not actually prevent toddlers from gaining excess weight, and could, in fact, even increase their chances of becoming overweight or obese.
Salt, sugar and fat. Ever wondered why you can't put down that bag of chips after taking your first, second, third bite? A new book with three years of extensive investigative research reveals that large food companies engineer food to hit consumers "bliss points", similar to the sensation a drug addict feels after taking a dose of his drug of choice.
The move has been controversial and drawn attention from the nation.
A German obesity expert claims that fat people live longer than skinny people because their brains get more nourishment under stress.
Symptoms of heart disease typically appear when people are middle-aged or older.
Over 70 percent of parents don't think that their kid is overweight, while estimates suggest that some 32 percent of kids today are overweight, with 17 percent of them obese, a recent poll found.
About 75 percent of Californians believe that regularly drinking sodas like Coke, Pepsi, and mountain Dew can increase in a person's chances of being overweight and two-thirds (68 percent) of the voters say that they'd support soda tax if the proceeds go for improving kids' health at school, according to results from Field Poll announced on Thursday.