Weight Management

7 Surprising Findings About Exercise and Your Health

Even the experts sometimes need a little nudge to get exercising. Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, director of Tufts John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity

Average American Cholesterol Levels No Longer Improving

Americans LDL cholesterol levels have stopped

Weight Tops Smoking in Impact on Quality of Life

In another new study on obesity, the toll of excess weight on Americans health and quality of life was reported to have overtaken that of smoking, even though tobacco still poses a greater mortality threat. The analysis of 15 years of public-health data concluded that by 2008, the obese were losing more quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) through disability and limitations on activity. That contrasts with 1993, when the QALYs lost to obesity were far behind the toll of smoking.

Doctors Own Weight Affects Treatment of Overweight Patients

Is your doctor overweight? The answer may make a difference to your own weight issues

Watch Out for Calorie-Packed Meals at Smaller Restaurants

If you think you can avoid unhealthy restaurant fare by skipping nation-wide chain restaurants for smaller local eateries, a new Tufts study has a wake-up call for you.

For Obese Seniors, Combine Diet Plus Exercise to Fight Frailty

Combining diet and exercise is the most effective formula for obese seniors who want to improve physical performance, according to a new year-long study. For older people, the findings suggest, losing weight may be just as important for fighting off frailty as for avoiding obesity-related medical conditions

If Youre Overweight, Low-Glycemic Diet Could Be Healthier

Not all carbohydrates are the same for overweight individuals, for whom a low-glycemic

Only Half in US Judge Themselves as Overweight

Worried about your weight? Soon you may be in the minority, even as Americans grow ever fatter. A new survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) reports that only 50% of Americans consider themselves overweight

Theory vs. Practice: What Works for Weight Loss

If youve been following what experts have been saying about weight loss lately, you might be tempted to just throw up

How Much Omega-3s Does Your Heart Need?

You already know that the omega-3 fats found in fish (DHA and EPA) are good for your heart-but how much do you need to see a benefit? A new review of eight previous studies says a daily intake of 250 mg of omega-3s seems to be the threshold