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.
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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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Contributing Writer David Butler looks into the scapegoating of American fast food and suggests the real root of American obesity might not be those Happy Meals.

A new study suggests we might be able to predict weight gain based on what we exhale.
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.

Risk of electrocution? About one in a million. Odds of being in an unfaithful relationship? At least one in five. Find out if these 20 threats (and a few miracles!) are likely to happen to you.

Recent research suggests even doctors are biased against overweight and obese people. These prejudices can have dangerous consequences, here's why we need to start talking about weight stigma in a better way.
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?

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