Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic.
There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
Lose 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.”
American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac.
A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state.
A new study by Pfizer Animal Health shows nearly a quarter of Texas dogs are obese. Vets say Texas dogs are fat for the same reason people are.
Chances 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.
At St. Nicholas Church in Flower Mound, the congregation is getting healthy, but their inspiration is coming from the most unlikely of places, a pig named Avery.
Researchers say there’s a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they’ve passed two key milestones on doctors’ growth charts by age 2.
A new report says Texas is the 12th most obese state in the nation. About 30 percent of the state’s adults are obese.