USA Today reported that researchers have linked 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide to sugary drinks, including about 25,000 adult Americans.
New study reveals that children who are obese are less sensitive to taste.
An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration voted 17 to 6 to require such studies, even if there were no apparent signs that a drug increased cardiovascular risk.
Medicare, which covers some 42 million American seniors, will pay for obesity screening and behavioral therapy as part of its portfolio of preventive services.
A recent study by Australian researchers showed that metabolism and hormone levels did not return to normal even a year after participants lost weight.
Dogs are the reason behind two-thirds, 66 percent, of the walks their owners take each week, according to a recent survey of more than 1,011 adults commissioned by pet food company Mars Petcare.
A study shows an obese person could lead a healthy life while another person with the same exact body mass index could suffer severe medical problems.
Dieters beware: Offerings at popular restaurants may have more calories than what’s stated on menus or company websites, warns the Los Angeles Times.
The Wall Street Journal reports that, factors that increase one’s risk for Alzheimer’s that are considered modifiable include diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, sedentary behavior, depression and low educational level.