For them, desperate times call for drastic measures and a surgery that helps them take off the excess weight quickly but safely.
The Pentagon spends more than $1 billion a year on medical care relating to weight and obesity. And America’s growing weight problem means finding new troops fit enough to fight has never been more challenging.
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.
First lady Michelle Obama spends two days in North Texas as she makes a national tour to promote childhood fitness and battle against childhood obesity.
A study found that obese doctors are much less likely to help obese patients shed pounds to stay healthy.
America’s obesity epidemic is proving to be as stubborn as those maddening love handles, and shows no sign of reversing course. More than one-third of adults and almost 17 percent of children were obese in 2009-2010.
The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics.
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.
Beyond the obvious–like don’t overdo it on the corn dogs at the State Fair–there are a lot of factors that affect how much weight you carry.
A new report says Texas is the 12th most obese state in the nation. About 30 percent of the state’s adults are obese.
New research found that young adults who attend weekly church activities are fifty-percent more likely to be obese by middle age.
First Lady Michelle Obama was promoting her “Let’s Move!” fitness campaign during a conference in Washington when she cited the example of the Arlington Independent School District.