Bacteria in the gut may play a far more significant role in weight loss and gastrointestinal problems than previously thought, according to new research.
Choosing the Healthier Option... Or Not
Various US cities are trying to improve the health of their citizens by focusing on fast food chains. An effort in King County, WA attempted to change consumer behavior by requiring fast food restaurants to display nutrition facts on their menus.
Dangerous Plastics for Women
A new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and levels of the industrial compound Bisphenol A (BPA).
Just a Few More Steps
As most people know, plenty of exercise is likely to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes. Yet, a new study finds that simply increasing the amount of steps taken each day will also reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Living Longer, but Not Healthier
Researchers have found an increase over the past 10 years in hypertension among older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States.
Get Up, Stand Up
Too much sitting isn't good for you, as everyone knows. But the amount of time you spend sitting without breaks of activity can also negatively impact your heart health, according to a new study.
Birds of a Feather ...
Overweight and obese young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to have overweight friends, romantic partners and family members compared to normal-weight peers.
This Is an Intervention
As America becomes increasingly aware of its childhood obesity problem, various actors are getting involved to thwart the growth of this epidemic.
Gastric Band Does Not Have Same Effect on Men, Women
Obesity is a condition that causes many health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.