Do You Know the Color of Body Fat? (Infographic)

Body fat gets a bad rap, but you’d die without it. Body fat stores crucial energy. It provides insulation. It protects your organs. It even helps hold your cells together. But too much of a good thing can be fatal. Explore this field guide to human body fat. Discover the different colors and what they mean. … Read More

Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It’s important for parents to know there’s long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese — it can lead to greater heart disease risk later in your child’s life. Childhood obesity has doubled in the past 30 years. … Read More

If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Weight loss can be a pain. But not losing extra pounds can become even more painful to your joints. More than two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent conditions resulting from obesity, and obesity is now recognized as an important modifiable risk factor for OA. … Read More

U.S. Waistlines Keep Getting Larger

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 says. The study, conducted by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

Active Gaming May Help Your Child Lose Weight

If you want to help your overweight child get healthier, consider a weight-management plan that includes an active gaming system – where you use your entire body to play rather than only a controller. A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction: Waist Size Matters (Infographic)

When it comes to erectile dysfunction, a man’s weight — and his waist size in particular — may put him more at risk. One study by researchers at Cornell University found that men who have a waist size larger than 40 inches are more likely to have erectile dysfunction. Read the full story Lost Your … Read More

5 Ways to Boost Breast Health

Contributor: Stephanie Valente, DO Exercise and good eating are not only a one-two punch for better health. This powerful duo also lowers your risk of developing breast cancer. Or, if you are diagnosed with it, exercise and a healthy diet can increase your odds of beating the disease. Here’s five things you can do to … Read More

Tips to Avoid the ‘Freshman 15’ (Video)

Freshman year at college is a notoriously easy time to gain weight. The syndrome is so common there’s even a name for it: the “Freshman 15” (extra pounds, that is).­ I’m not sure where they came up with that number, but it’s true that you can add significant weight during your first year at school … Read More

Bigger Belly? Bigger Problems

A big belly may lead to big 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. Location key factor in developing disease David Frid, MD, did not take part in the study but … Read More