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Ask Well: How Our Beliefs Can Shape Our Waistlines

The secret to a narrower waistline and a longer life span might be found in the corridors of our minds as much as in...

Eating Fast May Raise Obesity Risk

Photo The faster a person eats, the more likely he or she is to be overweight, a new study concludes. Japanese researchers studied 59,717 people who...

Counting Calories Is Not the Key to Weight Loss, New Study...

The new research was published in JAMA and led by Christopher D. Gardner, the director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center....

Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma

Photo Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers. Researchers did a retrospective analysis of 1,918 people, 1,155 of them men,...

Adam Rippon’s Second Coming-Out Story: He Nearly Starved Himself

But many skaters are more reticent. In recent interviews with nearly a dozen male skaters from the United States, Germany, Russia and Canada, each...

Standing for 6 Hours Burns an Extra 54 Calories

Photo Researchers calculate that standing instead of sitting for six hours would use an extra 54 calories a day. That calorie expenditure would theoretically translate to...

Phys Ed: Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over...

But the advantages of added dietary protein for the rest of us have been less clear. Past studies have indicated that, in general, people...

Binge Eating at Night? Your Hormones May Be to Blame

The new findings were published in the International Journal of Obesity in December. They build on earlier work, including a 2013 Harvard study of...

Well: Big Data Comes to Dieting

Advertisement At this point in the resolution-heavy month, many of us may be trying to shed pounds, either the ones we added during...

Your Neighbors, Your Waistline

Photo Is obesity contagious? Researchers studied 1,519 military families who were assigned to 38 military bases across the country and living in counties with higher or...

Diabetes in Pregnancy Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Photo Women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and...

Phys Ed: How Our Bones Might Help Keep Our Weight in...

But obviously this system is not perfect or no one would hold on to added pounds. So for the new study, which was published this...

Ask Well: Is There a Downside to Going Gluten-Free if You’re...

“Gluten-free substitute foods tend to have more fat, more sugar and more salt than gluten-containing counterparts, in general,” Dr. Lebwohl added. Gluten provides elasticity...

Voices: When Anorexics Grow Up

My stars were Karen Carpenter, Tracy Gold and my favorite, Jennifer Jason Leigh, who, in the 1981 movie “The Best Little Girl in the...

A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About

But up to one in five Americans, including Mr. Harper, have perilously high levels of it in their blood. Studies show that diet and...

The Checkup: Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

Certainly, there’s some confusion and disagreement out there about what foods are healthy, even among experts. And of course, some would say that if...

Phys Ed: Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s...

But those studies have been associational and could not show whether exercise actually altered microbes or how any microbial changes might later affect health. So...

Phys Ed: How Exercise Can Make for Healthier Fat

Even more interesting, they generally also had healthy fat, the scientists found, with biopsies showing less inflammation and scarring than in the fat from...

Take a Number: Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity

The study, in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, found considerable differences in the proportions of cancer cases attributable to B.M.I. on the one hand...

It’s the Grim Reality of Frequent Work Travel: Health Problems

In 2011, Catherine Richards, a doctor at Boston Health Economics, and Dr. Andrew Rundle, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, co-authored a report,...

The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is...

In a study published earlier this year in the journal Preventive Medicine, Dr. Puhl and her colleagues looked at the longitudinal effects of teenagers...

Phys Ed: To Maintain Muscle and Lose Fat as You Age,...

But this balance is difficult to achieve, since, typically, when we drop a pound while dieting, as much as a third of that loss...

Personal Health: The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

From 2005 to 2014, the C.D.C. reported in October, there was a 1.4 percent annual increase in cancers related to overweight and obesity among...

A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight

The study was published on Tuesday in the journal Obesity. The lead author, Kevin Hall, chief of the Integrative Physiology Section at the National...

‘Fat but Fit’? The Controversy Continues

“The bottom line is that metabolically healthy obesity doesn’t exist,” said Dr. Rishi Caleyachetty, of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the...

Underweight Women at Risk of Early Menopause

Photo Underweight women are at increased risk for early menopause, a new study has found. This study, in Human Reproduction, followed 78,759 premenopausal women ages 25...

Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the...

In short, Ms. Deydier had touched a nerve. Her small publisher, which ran a limited first printing, has ordered a second. “A book like this...

Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism

I guess Google maps now automatically shows you how many calories you'd burn if you walk somewhere instead of driving pic.twitter.com/eixqCh00rnty for shaming me...

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