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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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?

Some gyms are catering to larger clientele — with one even banning "skinny" gym-goers. Greatist looks at the debate and reasoning behind the hubbub.

Pants feeling a bit tight? It might not be those cookies you ate. A new study suggests it may be your KLF3 protein levels. Say what? Read on to see how researchers found a link between skinny jeans and skinny genes.
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?

GUEST POST: Fitness entrepreneur gives his thoughts on why the healthcare system is coming up short in battling obesity — and how the Internet can help.

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