Skip to content

Weight Loss & Diet Plans

News and Features Related to Health & Diet

  1. Obesity's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals. Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 8

    Read Full Article
  2. Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?

    Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking. People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal,

    Read Full Article
  3. Your Body's Fat-Cell 'Switch' May Decide This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a "toggle switch" that controls whether fat cells in the body burn up or store their energy. The switch is the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a protein that binds with vitamin D. Along with many already

    Read Full Article
  4. Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. For years, people have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that missing it would encourage them to eat more

    Read Full Article
  5. Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school. "The success rate for people who ha

    Read Full Article
  6. Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphone users just might be the new couch potatoes. Researchers studying college students found that cellphone use -- much like watching television -- may significantly decrease physical activity and fitness levels.

    Read Full Article
  7. As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news for overweight Americans: A 30-year study finds the risk for heart disease rises the longer someone is obese. "Each year of obesity was associated with about a 2 to 4 percent higher risk of subclinical c

    Read Full Article
  8. Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a potential genetic explanation for why some people overeat and run a greater risk for obesity. People who carry two copies of a variant form of the "FTO" gene are more likely to feel hungry soon af

    Read Full Article
  9. Exercise Up in U.S., but So Is Obesity: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Although Americans are exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand, University of Washington researchers report. Their nine-year study of data from two U.S. health surveys suggests that physical activity alone

    Read Full Article
  10. Can Hi-Tech Avatars Promote Real-Life Weight Loss?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Watching an avatar exercise and learn healthy habits in a virtual community might help people shed excess weight, a small new study suggests. An avatar is the graphical or physical representation of the user, in video games or on

    Read Full Article
Displaying 161 - 170 of 1945 Articles << Prev Page 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Next >>

Today on WebMD

measuring waist
4 tips for shedding yours.
apple cider vinegar
Does it have health benefits?
 
Chocolate truffle
For weight loss, some aren’t so bad after all.
woman holding red dress
24 simple, practical tips.
 
woman shopping fresh produce
Video
butter curl on knife
Quiz
 
eating out healthy
Article
Smiling woman, red hair
Article
 
thumbnail_woman_tossing_spinach
Video
lunchbox
Article
 
What Girls Need To Know About Eating Disorders
Article
teen squeezing into jeans
fitfor Teens
 

Special Sections