Apr 3, 2014 — People who are exposed to light earlier in the day are slimmer, a study finds. That doesn't mean morning sunshine helps people lose weight. But it matches other evidence on light and health.
Mar 20, 2014 — Some people are more likely than others to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods, scientists say. You can blame Mom and Dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.
Jan 3, 2014 — One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere. In 1980, less than 40 percent of Mexican women were overweight. By 2008, almost 70 percent were.
Jan 7, 2013 — The number of women who say they're dieting has dropped significantly since the early 1990s, according to a long-running survey of national eating trends. What's more, just 1 in 4 respondents agreed that being thin is a lot more attractive than being heavy.
Jan 2, 2013 — Many people turn to superfit models for weight-loss inspiration. There's growing evidence that this is a mistake. New research from the Netherlands explores whether repeated exposure to images of skinny models helps or hinders dieters.
Nov 9, 2012 — To change negative attitudes about body size, simply reframing what people see might help. Women in England became more tolerant of overweight people when they were shown more photos of plus-sized women in neutral leotards.
Jun 23, 2011 — Eating more nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and yogurt can keep help keep age-related weight gains in check, according to a new study. Potatoes — from french fries to mashed — are associated with the biggest weight gains.
Feb 17, 2011 — It's 2011, and no matter how much they've achieved, in many publications, women are still reduced to what they eat, what they wear, and how they appear. Barrie Hardymon despairs.