Study Finds Obesity Rates In Women Continue To Rise, Remain High, But Level In MenObesity is a significant health risk that can lead to heart disease, orthopedic problems, and stroke. Many people have difficulty keeping weight off, and just as much trouble losing it.
Connecticut Bill Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity Of KidsConnecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.
Proposed Bill In Puerto Rico Could Fine Parents Of Obese ChildrenMore than 28 percent of Puerto Rico's children are considered clinically obese, compared with about 18 percent in the U.S. mainland.
FDA Approves Appetite-Zapping Implant For Obese PatientsThere is a new word when it comes to the battle of the bulge: Implants.
Running Group Sets Sights On Finish Line In Race Against ObesitySome members of the group Black Girls Run are participating in Sunday's TCS New York City Marathon.
Soda Makers Make Pledge In NYC To Reduce Calorie ConsumptionThe announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City and comes as the country's three biggest soda makers face pressure over the role of sugary drinks in fueling obesity rates.
New Study Finds Divorce Could Lead To Weight Gain In BoysBoys were 63 percent more likely to be obese if their parents were divorced, when compared to those whose parents were married.
Study Ties Children's Sleep To Obesity Ratesthe study by Massachusetts General Hospital found children who got the least shut-eye had the highest rates of obesity and body fat.
Go Figure: Study Finds Girls Who Were Called Fat As Kids More Likely To Be Obese LaterA new study out of UCLA included more than 2,300 girls from across the country who had their height and weight checked when they were 10 and again when they were 19.
New Haven Mayor Proposes Statewide Soda Tax To Fight ObesityMayor Toni Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off Legacy Tour In BrooklynNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 12 years in office is down to its final two weeks.
Bloomberg Legacy: Mayor Mike Went Where Many Didn't Have Guts To GoThe Michael Bloomberg era in New York City ends in just two weeks. He leaves with friends, enemies and a long list of accomplishments, which, in true Mayor Mike style, he wants to be the first to tell you about.