American Junk Food Is Officially Ruining The Children Of The World

Food habits are getting worse around the world, even in countries with traditionally healthy diets. The reason, according to a new series of obesity studies, is Western junk food. And since the makers of said junk food specifically target children with advertising, the problem is only likely to get worse. » 2/23/15 6:00pm 2/23/15 6:00pm

Are gut bacteria the reason people who live in cold regions get fat?

Numerous animals, humans included, have adapted to living in cold climates by increasing their body size. And now, researchers have found that people living in colder regions have more obesity-related gut microbes than their warm-region counterparts. Are bacteria the reason why it's harder to lose weight in the snow? » 2/11/14 4:01pm 2/11/14 4:01pm

Everything's not lost: America's youth are living healthier lifestyles

Close to 100 million Americans are obese, making the U.S. the fattest country in the developed world. But while the AMA recently declared obesity a disease, the country's youth actually appear to be eating better and exercising more, according to a report published today in the journal Pediatrics. » 9/16/13 10:20am 9/16/13 10:20am

The American Medical Association has declared obesity a disease

In a landmark decision that could have a dramatic impact on the lives of millions of Americans, the American Medical Association voted Tuesday to officially recognize obesity as a disease, drawing a clear distinction between what has long been regarded as a consequence of lifestyle and a medical illness. » 6/20/13 10:30am 6/20/13 10:30am

People from the South aren't the fattest – they're just more honest

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released maps of American obesity that pegged the country's Southern states as the fattest at Fat Camp USA. Now, a study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is taking the CDC to task. Southerners aren't the fattest, the study concludes, they're just… » 4/12/13 2:13pm 4/12/13 2:13pm

FINALLY: Obesity rates among America's impoverished children are…

Some not-so-surprising facts and figures on fat and figures: Americans are fat. According to data released earlier this year by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, America is the fattest country in the developed world; and tragically, it's kids who bear much of obesity's burden. » 12/26/12 7:30am 12/26/12 7:30am