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.