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What Is Morbid Obesity and Why Does it Matter?
Are you overweight? Obese? More? Learn more about what morbid obesity means and why the distinction matters.

What Is BMI and How Is It Used?
What is BMI? Learn all about Body Mass Index, including what it means, how it's used, and how to calculate it.

3 Reasons to Take a Hike
Looking for an alternative workout with incredible overall health benefits? Here are three reasons to consider hiking.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and around the globe. Do you know if you are at risk?

Obesity's Link With Atrial Fibrillation
You may have heard of the abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation. Now we know that obesity is a major risk factor.

The Dangers of Too Much Screen Time
Are you sitting in front of your screen right now? You may want to read this while standing up--find out why.

The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise
The benefits of aerobic exercise go far beyond weight loss. Find out why regular aerobic exercise just might be the best gift you can give your body.

February Is American Heart Month
Every February, American Heart Month presents a good opportunity to learn more about cardiovascular disease, and how obesity plays a role.

The Go Red for Women Campaign
Find out why you should be seeing--and wearing--red on the first Friday of February. Learn more about the Go Red for Women campaign.

Basal Metabolic Rate
Learn more about your basal metabolic rate, what it is, and how you may be able to change it.

4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Salad
Salads can be a great, low-calorie source of vegetables and fruits. But be sure you aren't committing any of these four acts of salad sabotage.

The World's Leading Cause of Death
You might think that the leading cause of death worldwide is an infectious disease or even cancer. The real answer might surprise you.

5 Ways Cardiovascular Disease Is Different for Women
It's the leading cause of death for women, and yet many women still don't recognize it as such. Learn more about how this disease is different for women.

5 Elements of a Healthy Irish Breakfast
It's possible to have a full breakfast that is both health and hearty. Learn how to put together a full Irish Breakfast with these components.

The Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery
Have you ever considered weight loss surgery? It helps to know what is available, who is eligible, and what the risks and benefits are.

3 Healthy Ways to Beat Stress
Chronic stress has been linked to weight gain and obesity. Here are 3 healthy ways to beat it.

10 Reasons to Walk Your Dog
You know that walking your dog is good for him. But did you know just how good it is for you and your health as well? Here are 10 benefits of dog walking.

Healthiest U.S. States
An annual report card for the nation's overall health is out--see which states have bragging rights for being the healthiest.

6 Reasons to Take the Stairs
Stair climbing has some amazing benefits, from your heart to your risk of stroke and more. Here are 6 of them.

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease​ is the leading cause of death in adults. Find out how obesity affects all aspects of the cardiovascular system.

How Your Pet Can Help You Lose Weight
Did you know that having a pet can help you lose weight, be more physically active, and improve your heart health?

Appetite-Regulating Hormones: Leptin
Learn about leptin, the hormone that suppresses appetite and induces weight loss.

9 Ways to Beat a Sedentary Lifestyle
The modern-day sedentary lifestyle is literally killing us. Here are nine ways to fight back and keep moving.

How the Latest Weight Loss Drugs Can Affect Your Heart
Are you taking a medication for weight loss? Learn about the possible effects it may have on your heart.

Obesity and Gout
Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases. Find out if gout might be on that list as well.

Steps to a Healthy New Year
Looking to get a fresh start and set goals for your health in the new year? Begin with these three steps.

Ways to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain
Worried that holiday weight gain is inevitable? News flash: it's not. Here are 5 tactics to help you out at Thanksgiving.

Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?
Find out why water may be the healthiest beverage of all. Read about why it should be a go-to beverage, how much you should drink, and how to add flavors.

The Difference Between Being Overweight and Being Obese
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The Sitting Disease
You may have heard that

The Mediterranean Diet and Weight Loss
The Mediterranean diet has many health benefits. Learn about how weight loss might be one of them.

Mediterranean Diet Found to Lower Risk for Breast Cancer
The Mediterranean Diet has been found to have a number of health benefits. The latest news is that it appears to reduce the risk of breast cancer as well.

Artificial Light: a Cause of Obesity?
Our modern lifestyle has created the obesity epidemic. One of the factors could be artificial light at night.

10 Healthy Sources of Naturally-Occurring Sugar
Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy it with these 10 healthy sources of naturally occurring sugar to replace unhealthy added sugars in your diet.

Urban Design as a Solution for the Obesity Epidemic
A new movement is afoot among modern city planners. Find out how New Urbanism and Active Design can help fight the obesity epidemic.

The Importance of Neighborhood Walkability
Do you live in a walkable neighborhood? Find out why it matters--for your overall health as well as your waistline.

The Secret That Gardeners Know
Gardeners have a secret for beating obesity--and it's

5 Delicious Sources of Healthy Fats
Yes, there are sources of fat that are actually good for you! Here are 5 top sources to add to your diet.

3 Ideas for a Healthier Easter Basket
Easter does not have to be another one of those sugar-saturated holidays. Find a healthier way for your child with these ideas.

Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery and Eligibility
Gastric bypass is one of many surgical weight-loss options for the appropriate candidates. Learn more about the procedures available, and who is eligible.

Do You Need a Personal Trainer?
Have you thought about getting a personal trainer? Here's what to look for, and how to find the right match for you.

The Risks of Bariatric Surgery
As with any procedure, weight-loss surgery has certain risks. But just how risky is it? Here's what you need to consider.

The Problem With Artificial Sweeteners
You know that too much added sugar is bad for you. But what about artificial sweeteners? Find out what the research shows.

An Overview of the MIND Diet
You've heard of the Mediterranean and DASH diets. Now meet the newest diet created to improve brain health.

The Many Faces of Added Sugar
Added sugar intake has been identified as a major cause of the obesity epidemic. But do you know how to recognize it on a food label?

An Overview of the DASH Diet
Find out why the DASH diet is recommended by national guidelines for blood pressure management and for stroke prevention.

The Health Benefits of Fidgeting
Fidgeting is one of many ways to burn extra calories and beat the

The 5 Fittest Cities in the United States
Do you live in a fit city? Find out which cities made it into this year's top five fittest U.S. cities.

The Link Between Stress and Obesity
Some people lose weight when they're super-stressed, but most tend to gain weight. Learn more about how chronic stress can lead to weight gain.

What Is a Bariatric Surgeon?
Ever wonder just who performs weight-loss surgeries? Find out more about the specialty of bariatric surgery and what training is required.

Are You Eating Enough Vegetables?
Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables daily? Learn more about why you should eat more, and how they can prevent weight gain and obesity.

Are Energy Drinks Bad for You?
Just another source of added sugar? Energy drinks may hold even greater health risks.

A Little Weight Loss Goes a Long Way
Losing just a small amount of weight -even just 5%- can make a bigger difference to your health than you might suspect.

5 Signs You May Be at Risk for Obesity
A number of causes for obesity have now been discovered. You might be surprised as to which ones are putting you at risk.

Should You Weigh Yourself Daily?
You're trying to lose weight--but how often should you look at the numbers on the scale? And what is the best way to weigh yourself?

Should You Have Your Blood Sugar Checked?
Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. Find out more about when to get your blood sugar checked, and what the numbers mean.

Should You Be Eating Less Salt?
The average American is swimming in a sea of salt. Find out why you should and how you can cut back on the sodium.

4 Ways to Have a Healthier Halloween
Halloween doesn't have to be a sugar explosion. Read this article​ to learn about some healthier options that are also available.

3 Reasons Why You Should Walk Faster
You might be surprised at all the health benefits you'll reap just by stepping up your pace. Read the reasons why you should walk faster.

San Francisco Approves Warning Label for Sugared Drinks
Sugared beverages have been identified as a cause of the obesity epidemic. Find out what one U.S. city is doing in response.

Top 5 Sources of Added Sugar
Dietary intake of added sugars has been linked directly to the obesity epidemic. Here are the top 5 sources of added​ sugar.

5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Buffet
Here are 5 tips for navigating the buffet line at your next holiday party--while minimizing the impact on​ your waistline.

5 Principles of Healthy Eating
Want to eat more healthfully, but not sure how? Follow these 5 principles, and you'll always be on the right track.

Obesity Resources: The World Obesity Federation
A number of resources are available to patients with obesity, but what about resources for doctors and other medical professionals? Here is one of many.

Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Are you at risk for obstructive sleep apnea? Learn more about how this disease could be making you sleepy all day.

The Connection Between Obesity and Infertility
Having trouble getting pregnant? You may have overlooked obesity as a possible cause. Learn more about how your weight affects your fertility.

The Connection Between Obesity and Heart Failure
Millions of Americans are currently living with heart failure. Learn more about this deadly disease and the role that obesity plays in it.

The Connection Between Obesity and Gut Bacteria
Is it possible that the very microbes that live in our guts could hold the key to treating obesity?

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease
You have probably heard of alcohol-related liver disease. But there is another serious form of liver disease on the rise--and it is linked to obesity.

Obesity and Esophageal Cancer
The incidence of esophageal cancer is on the rise in the United States and in many other developed nations. Find out what obesity has to do with it.

Obesity and Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs--and it has a link to obesity.

The Connection Between Obesity and Diabetes
Skyrocketing obesity rates have also led to an explosion in diabetes. Learn more about how the two are related, and how diabetes can be prevented.

New Balloon Device to Treat Obesity
The FDA has approved a new, minimally invasive temporary device for adults with obesity. Learn more about how it works and who is eligible.

Midlife Obesity Linked to Earlier Alzheimer's
Obesity has been linked to many chronic diseases. Now researchers have uncovered a link to earlier Alzheimer's.

Medications for Obesity: Contrave®
Looking for the rundown on the latest obesity medication? Contrave was just approved by the FDA--learn more here.

Obesity and Cholesterol in Children
Obesity in children puts them at risk for high cholesterol. Here's what you need to know about cholesterol screening in children.

The Best Form of Exercise for Preventing Weight Gain
Which form of exercise will keep off the pounds? Thankfully, the best is also the easiest.

3 Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Blood Pressure
If you need to lower your blood pressure, these three basic changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your numbers.

Weight Loss Drug: Saxenda (Liraglutide)
In December 2014, the FDA approved a new drug for weight loss. Learn more about Saxenda (liraglutide) here.

Is SAD Causing Your Winter Weight Gain?
Do you gain weight every winter? Could it be connected to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Find out more here.

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Obesity has a number of effects on brain function, but this rare disorder targets women of childbearing age. Learn more about this serious condition.

How Much Exercise Does it Take to Maintain Weight Loss?
You know you need daily exercise. But just how much is necessary to keep the weight off once you've reached your weight-loss goal?

How Heart Disease Presents in Women
Why are women at greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than men? Learn why women are more likely to die or suffer complications.

Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga
Yoga has been practiced for centuries and has many health benefits. Find out what it can do for weight loss.

Gut Bacteria May Affect Body Weight
The normal human gut is home to a variety of bacteria--you might be surprised to learn of the many roles they play in your body weight and metabolism.

The Importance of Getting Enough Exercise
Are you getting enough exercise? How much is enough? Learn more about exercise and preventing obesity.

3 Ways to Get Immediate Weight Loss Results
There are plenty of weight-loss schemes, many of which cost hundreds of dollars. But here are 3 safe ways to lose weight--and they won't cost you a penny.

Three Reasons to Get Gardening
Can you really garden for weight loss? Sure can! Learn why gardening could be your new healthy hobby.

5 Foods That Can Cause Cancer
A landmark new report has singled out certain foods as definitely causing certain types of cancer. Learn more about which foods to avoid.

Exercise: The Magic Pill for a Healthy Life
Exercise has many benefits and is often referred to as the magic pill by physicians. Find out why.

3 Simple Dietary Changes for Losing Weight
Here are 3 easy, non-gimmicky changes you can make to your diet in order to lose weight, stay healthy and prevent obesity.

Should You Be Concerned About GMOs?
More and more genetically modified crops have been introduced into the U.S. food chain. Should you be concerned? Find out why scientists say yes.

Does Going to Bed Too Late Cause Weight Gain?
A surprising reason to be strict about your children's as well as your own bedtime: later bedtimes can lead to weight gain.

How Obesity Rates Differ Among Populations
Obesity is a nationwide epidemic, but some communities have been hit harder than others. Find out which ones and why.

Clothes Shopping Tips for Women With Obesity
More brands are finally making a broader range of options available to those with overweight or obesity. Learn where to shop for your shape.

Potential Side Effects of Obesity Medications
Several FDA-approved medications for obesity are now available. Here's what you should know about their potential side effects.

5 Common Mistakes That Lead to Weight Gain
Can't figure out why you keep gaining weight? Weight-loss efforts stalled? You may be making one or more of these common mistakes.

A Healthier Child in Just 10 Days
New research shows that one simple dietary change can make a bigger impact on a child's health than ever expected--in just 10 days.

Can Exercise Change Your Brain?
Exercise has many health benefits, and new science shows that it may even give you a younger brain.

Ending Childhood Obesity: Is It Possible?
Childhood obesity is a grave and global public health challenge. But could there be an end in sight?

Does Timing of Calories Matter?
If you’re trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain, does it matter what time of day you eat the majority of your calories?

Binge Eating? There's a Gene for That
Scientists have uncovered a possible genetic link to binge eating. Learn more about the research.

Could Gene Therapy Be Used to Treat Obesity?
Scientists are now finding genetic links to obesity. Could gene therapy for obesity be feasible in the future?

FDA-Approved Medical Device for Obesity
The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind device for treating obesity. Find out how it works and who may be eligible for it.

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
Find out why national guidelines now recommend the Mediterranean Diet for cardiovascular health.

Bariatric Surgery Prior to Pregnancy
Should any woman with obesity consider weight-loss surgery before getting pregnant? There are pros and cons--find out what the evidence shows.

Are You an Addictive Eater?
Yes, you need food to live, but when does it go beyond that basic relationship?

Can You Outrun Your Diet?
Can even the best level of physical fitness save you from some of the worst dietary habits?

Ban on Trans Fats
The FDA has announced a major move that health experts are lauding as an important step forward in the fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Could Your Car Make You Obese?
Could driving or carpooling cause you to gain weight? The latest research finds that it does.

Acanthosis Nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition that occurs most commonly in people with obesity, and it can indicate that you may have pre-diabetes or even diabetes.

Alcohol and Obesity
How much does alcohol contribute to weight gain and obesity? Is any amount of alcohol safe?

Bariatric Surgery and Mental Health
Those seeking weight-loss surgery may suffer from mental health disorders that can be helped by the surgery--find out which ones and how.

Appetite-Regulating Hormones: Ghrelin
Learn about the hormone that stimulates appetite--ghrelin.

Childhood Obesity and Asthma
Did you know that there is an association between obesity and asthma in children? Find out more here.

What's Your Physical Fitness IQ?
Do you know the basics about physical fitness? Check out this guide to incorporating the right amount into your daily lifestyle.

3 Reasons to Get a Standing Desk
Do you spend your days sitting at your desk and your nights sitting in front of the TV? Get a standing desk and make a change. Here are 3 reasons why.

The 5 Most Obese Cities in the United States
A list of most obese metro areas has been released for 2016. Find out if your city is in the top five.

The Case for Home-Cooked Meals
Consumption of fast food has been linked to the obesity epidemic. Now researchers are uncovering more health-related reasons to prepare meals at home.

The Food Group That Can Ward Off Cancer
We now know that certain foods can cause cancer. But the good news is that there is at least one food group that may prevent cancer.

The Fittest City in the United States
The rankings are out, and one city has beat out the others. What's the fittest city in the United States? The answer might surprise you.

The Most Popular Weight Loss Surgery
A number of surgical weight loss procedures are now available. Find out which one is most popular with bariatric surgeons.

The National Physical Activity Plan
You know that daily physical activity is important for every individual. But how do you extend that to the health of an entire nation?

The Obesity Society
A number of resources are available not just to patients with obesity, but for physicians and other healthcare professionals who treat obesity.

The Relationship Between Bullying and Childhood Obesity
Both childhood obesity and school bullying have been on the rise for the past several years. As it turns out, this may not be a coincidence.

The Worst Diet for Your Heart and Your Waistline
Craving fried chicken and biscuits? Think again. Here's what researchers have found to be the worst possible diet for your heart and your waistline.

What Is Pre-Diabetes?
Pre-diabetes means a higher risk of developing diabetes, and being overweight or obese increases the risk of either of these conditions.

Understanding Triglycerides
What are triglycerides, exactly, and why should we be concerned about them? What causes high triglycerides? Find answers here.

Understanding Blood Pressure
Obesity can cause high blood pressure. Find out what the risk factors are, what the numbers mean, and when treatment is required.

Trans Fats
Learn the truth about trans fats, what they are and why they are bad for you.

Gastric Banding
Do you know the ins and outs of the bariatric surgery procedure known as gastric banding (lap band)? Learn the basics here.

How Much Fast Food Do U.S. Children Eat?
The CDC has analyzed how many calories U.S. children are getting from fast food. The results may surprise you.

How National Dietary Guidelines Are Made
The new dietary guidelines are due out soon, with wide-reaching implications. But how do these guidelines come about in the first place?

Calculating Your Heart Age
Not only is February the month for Valentines, it is also American Heart Month. So how old is your heart? Find out how you can tell.

How Your Weight Affects Your Blood Pressure
Even small changes in your weight can impact your blood pressure--find out how.

Is Bariatric Surgery Underutilized?
Many forms of weight-loss surgery are now available, but the vast majority of eligible patients are not being referred for them.

Is Your Antidepressant Causing You to Gain Weight?
Several medications are known to cause weight gain. Is your antidepressant one of them?

Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb: Which Is Better for Weight Loss?
The age-old question: low-fat vs. low-carb? Which is better for losing weight?

Medical Causes of Obesity
An overview of medical causes of obesity, including common disorders and medications that can cause weight gain.

New National Guidelines for Obesity Medications
Several new medications for treating obesity have been released in the last 2 years--see what the new national guidelines have to say about them.

Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Do you suffer from acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Find out if it could be due to excess weight, and what you can do about it.

Obesity and Life Expectancy
Will obesity be the cause of shorter lifespans in the 21st century? Find answers here.

Obesity and Osteoarthritis
Obesity is a common risk factor for osteoarthritis, and even a little weight loss can make a big difference in arthritis pain.

Obesity and Ovarian Cancer
Obesity has recently been found to be a risk factor for ovarian cancer--find out why.

Obesity, Knee Damage, and High Heels
Obesity puts strain on the knee joints, and wearing high heels can make this even worse--far worse than previously thought.

Obesity Resources: The Obesity Action Coalition
A number of resources are available for those who are affected by obesity. The Obesity Action Coalition is a valuable resource worth checking into.

Pregnancy at an Older Age Can Increase Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
A new study reveals startling results: pregnancy at an older age can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Find out which age group is most at risk.

Preventing Obesity: Get a Good Night's Sleep!
Learn how and why getting enough sleep can help you lose weight and prevent obesity.

September Is Childhood Obesity Month
The month of September is a chance to reflect on the causes of the childhood obesity epidemic, and learn what can be done about it.

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