What to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

What to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

Obesity, elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol or triglyceride levels — any one of these conditions on its…

Sleeping with Artificial Light at Night Associated with Weight Gain in Women

Sleeping with Artificial Light at Night Associated with Weight Gain in Women

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing…

Some Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise in Americans Under 50

Some Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise in Americans Under 50

We’ve been told for decades that carrying around extra pounds can make us more likely to develop heart disease and…

The Real Link Between Breastfeeding and Preventing Obesity

The Real Link Between Breastfeeding and Preventing Obesity

Harvard Health Blog While we know that breastfeeding has many health benefits for mothers and babies, the studies have been…

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese Patients

Obese middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical…

America’s Obesity Problem

America’s Obesity Problem

Tackling our battle with weight America has a big problem — and it’s growing fast. Almost 40 percent of adults…

A Nation in Crisis

A Nation in Crisis

Understanding the U.S. obesity epidemic In October 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its updated statistics…

A Stealth Disease

A Stealth Disease

Type 2 diabetes can wreak havoc before you know it Allison Dickson hoped the feeling would pass. As an on-the-go…

Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

Adaptive approaches help address high obesity rates While obesity is one of the biggest health concerns in many communities, people…

Obesity rates continue to rise

Obesity rates continue to rise

Source: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. whatdoctorsknow.com New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that…

The Kid’s Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

The Kid’s Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com A new study out of Harvard University, published recently in Pediatrics, looks at infant weight…

Diabesity: Giving a name to the abusive relationship between obesity and diabetes

Diabesity: Giving a name to the abusive relationship between obesity and diabetes

By Dr. Gena Vennikandam Ever hear the biblical proverb, “If you find honey, eat just enough.”? These words to the wise…

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Waistlines are expanding in the United States at every age. For the younger generation,…

Obesity

Obesity

The Little Known Truth About Being BIG By Alex Lubischer America’s obesity epidemic boils down to this: We do not…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Getting Started When You Think It’s Too Late By Anthony Bonazzo A lot of Americans have an all-or-nothing mentality, especially when…

Scientific Snacking

Scientific Snacking

The good, the bad, and the delicious By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Americans love to snack, but snacking on…

The Menopausal Appetite

The Menopausal Appetite

By Nancy Maes For some women the triumvirate of binge eating, weight gain and menopause are intricately intertwined. This excessive…

Living Too  Large

Living Too Large

A Look at the Chicago Childhood Obesity Epidemic By Morgan Lord When it comes to childhood obesity in Chicago, there’s…

A Healthy Night’s Sleep

Sleep deprivation contributes to obesity and diabetes By Tom Mullaney A multidisciplinary team at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM)…