Weight gain and weight loss often top the list of questions that teens ask adolescent medicine specialist Ellen Rome, MD, MPH. Here, she shares some of the advice she gives them.
A recent study shows that mothers who did not stay within the recommended guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy had a higher risk of health problems for herself and her baby,
Poor weight gain is an common problem for children. Find out likely causes and when to seek help.
You probably know how stress can affect your mood and often your eating choices — comfort food, anyone? — but can long-term stress actually make us gain weight? A recent study says it may be so.
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You’re humming along on your diet, losing 1 pound a week. Suddenly you hit a plateau. Could that nightly glass (or two) of wine have anything to do with it? Discover how your body processes alcohol and get tips on cutting back.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormone disorder that causes infertility, is also linked to weight gain. Learn more about the vicious cycle of PCOS symptoms and weight gain.
Even though all of us – men and women alike – tend to gain some weight as we age, new research pinpoints fatherhood, specifically, related to modest weight gain in some men. But the reasons for this may surprise you.
Some kinds are underweight despite parents’ best efforts to feed them well. A registered dietitian talks about how you can tell if a child is truly underweight and she offers tips to help a child gain weight the healthy way.
Sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night causes blood sugar problems that resemble diabetes. A recent study suggests that two nights of extended sleep may reverse these effects for some people.
Discover why carbohydrates are the single most important thing you can eat for health and weight loss. Unlike bread and pasta,”slow carbs” keep you full without spiking your blood sugar or insulin.