Weight Management

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

Weight Lifting Could Pump Up Your Brain

Pumping iron might be good for your aging brain as well as your muscles, according to a new study of older

Switch to Sedentary Jobs Contributes to Obesity

Part of the reason Americans have gotten so fat is that our jobs have grown more sedentary. In a review of energy expenditure in US private employment since 1960, scientists report that men are burning an average 140 fewer daily calories on the job; for women, its 124 fewer calories a day

Diet Comparison Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Calories

Does a small study comparing three different diets disprove the long-held belief that all calories are

16 States Get Fatter, None Slimmer

America, theres even more of us to love-with dire consequences for the nations health.

Watch Your Weight and Help Protect Your Brain

Staying healthy and maintaining a normal weight may be good not only for your body but also for your

Obesity Equation: Eating More Often, Bigger Portions

Dont blame more-caloric foods for the US obesity epidemic, however

Almost Half of Obese Are Nonetheless “Metabolically Healthy”

Is it possible to be fat but still fit? The largest study ever to examine the "obesity paradox"- analyzing data on more than 43,000