Frank Bruni s column, appearing in the New York Times yesterday, highlights the real reason why Americans are overweight. He describes his experience walking through Costco, when an epiphany pierced the fog of my gluttony.
Yesterday we presented data indicating that the prevalence of severe obesity in children has increased and suggested families will have to be involved to deal with weight issues in young children.
Viewers of The Biggest Loser the popular TV show about extremely obese people who lose massive amounts of weight might be excused for thinking that exercise is the key to weight loss, since the show focuses mostly on participants exercise routines.
Despite some good news about declining obesity rates in children, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, 18 percent of deaths among black or white Americans
In our obesity-obsessed country, people may be forgiven for using primarily calorie content for choosing which foods to consume.
Sugary beverages (sodas, sports drinks, fruit drinks) have been targets of nutritional do-gooders for years.
If you re one of those people who avoid breakfast in hope of losing weight, perhaps you should think again.
There s a ray of hope on the horizon about the American obesity epidemic, according to the CDC.
Last month's decision from the American Medical Association to label obesity as a disease has sparked much public criticism, and understandably so. A fresh perspective on the issue and one that shouldn t be ignored, comes from a Forbes op-ed by Dr. Geoffrey Kabat published today.
According to an article in today s New York Times, an important new weapon in the arsenal against obesity seems to be vastly underused.
On Thursday, April 25th, Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn., held a conference entitled “Changing the Community: A Symposium on Childhood Obesity.” The one-day conference included presentations by three speakers, as well as two workshop sessions. The keynote speaker, Dr. William Dietz, former director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in the Center for [...] The post Fighting childhood obesity one community at a time appeared first on Health & Science Dispatch.
The endocrinologist David Ludwig calls his patients, the seven-member G family, a microcosm of 21st-century America. One of the parents is overweight and the other is obese, wrote the Harvard Medical School professor and director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic. All five of the children are even more severely obese, and although they are still young, they already face the prospect of lives limited by chronic medical problems.