The number of U.S. men and women with the kind of obesity that settles around the waist – which can indicate a greater risk of ailments such as diabetes and heart disease – has risen sharply over the last 12 years.
A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more active and may help them to lose more weight.
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, a man's weight -- and his waist size -- may put him more at risk. One study found that men who have a waist size larger than 40 inches are more likely to have erectile dysfunction.
In the United States, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point. Here are five ways to reduce your risk – while boosting your overall health.
The tradition of putting on several extra pounds freshman year is one no one wants to keep. Dietitian Laura Jeffers talks about ways to avoid the ‘Freshman 15’ trap.
A big belly may lead to serious health problems. People with excessive belly fat are at greater risk of heart disease and cancer than those who carry fat in other areas of their body, says a new study.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognized obesity as a chronic disease. Defining obesity as a disease should spur physicians and patients to see it as a serious medical issue.
Waist-to-height ratio does a better job of predicting your health risks. Best of all, just like BMI, you can measure it yourself.
Patients often ask: Are there medications for weight loss? The answer is yes, but these medications are not for everyone.