Obesity

Why It's Okay to Be Overweight
GUEST POST: Tom Ewer takes a deep dive into research to show how the supposed health risks of fat are inconclusive and that it may be okay—even healthy—to be "overweight."
A new global report ranked countries for the healthiness of their food. Check out the highest and lowest ranking countries and what factors landed them there.
From Kraft to Coca-Cola, some of the food industry's biggest players banded together to decrease Americans' calorie consumption. They exceeded their goal (by a lot), but how?
Woman on scale
New medical guidelines encourage doctors to talk to patients about their weight to promote health and wellness. How can doctors have crucial conversations about this sensitive subject without offending patients?
Maria Kang, fitness junkie and mom of three, continues to ignite controversy across the web, with Facebook posts that suggest there’s no excuse for not working out and that obese people should be judged, not supported.
Cook Smarts MPA_river
The art of the homemade meal is slowly vanishing, but getting more people to cook for themselves just might be the key to solving America’s obesity crisis. One company is hell-bent on making that happen.

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It’s not all fruits, veggies, and the treadmill. New research suggests the absence of a protein called p62 may contribute to obesity and other problems related to metabolism.

According to new research, people who feel judged based on their weight are at greater risk of becoming obese. These findings suggest that obesity, like any medical issue, has a lot to do with our psychological and emotional health.

According to a federal study, children are eating fewer calories and adults are chowing down on less fast food than in years past. What does this mean for the state of our country's health now and in the future?

GUEST POST: The President of Downsize Fitness, the world's first overweight-only gym, shares his top three reasons why these kinds of "exclusive" gyms are necessary for the health and wellbeing of overweight individuals.
Supersize that soda? New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial bill proposing a ban on selling soda's larger than 16 ounces was officially shot down as "arbitrary and capricious." We find out what that means for the fight against obesity.
Cook Smarts MPA_river
The art of the homemade meal is slowly vanishing, but getting more people to cook for themselves just might be the key to solving America’s obesity crisis. One company is hell-bent on making that happen.

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