By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press November 14, 2013 6 a.m.
ATLANTA — Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight.
By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press November 11, 2013 5:59 a.m.
CHICAGO — U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.
By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times October 28, 2013 6 a.m.
Exposure to the pesticide DDT could be playing a role in high rates of obesity three generations later, a new study says.
By Stacey Burling, The Philadelphia Inquirer October 21, 2013 6:01 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Richard Wrangham, a primate expert at Harvard University, discovered an interesting thing when he tried to eat like the chimpanzees he was studying.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press October 21, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Way before Weight Watchers or "The Biggest Loser," a president known for his girth was helping to usher in a modern approach to treating obesity.
By Marissa Harshman October 7, 2013 6 a.m.
In 14 hours, Laina Harris saw her biggest goal slip through her fingers.
By Marissa Harshman July 29, 2013 10 a.m.
The last month has taken a physical and emotional toll on Laina Harris.
By Elizabeth Norton, ScienceNOW July 22, 2013 5:59 a.m.
Transforming fat cells into calorie-burning machines may sound like the ultimate form of weight control, but the idea isn't that far-fetched. Unexpectedly, some fat cells directly sense dropping temperatures and release their energy as heat, according to a new study; that ability might be harnessed to treat obesity and diabetes, researchers suggest.
By Allie Shah, Star Tribune July 15, 2013 6 a.m.
Weight was never a concern for Stephanie Brondani, 52, of Minnetonka, Minn. Until last year, when she hit menopause.
By Marissa Harshman June 24, 2013 6 a.m.
The hits just keep coming. And try as she might, Laina Harris just can't stop the blows.
By Marissa Harshman April 29, 2013 12:57 p.m.
The yearlong Camas-Washougal weight-loss challenge will come to end Saturday.
By Courtney Perkes, The Orange County Register March 25, 2013 6 a.m.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Obese diners are free to gorge at McDonald's. Gambling addicts can spend every last dollar in a casino. Cancer patients are allowed to buy cigarettes.
By Marissa Harshman March 11, 2013 6 a.m.
Laina Harris has been at a standstill since August.
By Courtney Perkes, The Orange County Register March 11, 2013 5:30 a.m.
Overweight and obese patients might not be the only ones who dread stepping on the scale each time they visit the doctor's office.
By ALAN BJERGA, Bloomberg News January 22, 2013 5:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, used to sweeten products from Coca-Cola to HJ Heinz ketchup and linked to obesity, is falling in the United States as health-conscious consumers drink less soda.