Redfining Obesity Leads To AwarenessExperts say obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Doctors also caution that the threshold for 'morbid obesity' is lower than many may realize.
Extra Pounds May Add Extra Years To Your LifeLose weight, live longer... right? But a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that this is not always true. It's been dubbed the "obesity paradox."
Know Your BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For ObesityChances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.
Son Helps Mother Overcome Morbid ObesityIt's another night at the gym for Jason and Earnestine Cole. From one machine to the next, Jason keeps pushing his mother: For the two, working out means fighting to survive.