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Obesity May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Could reducing childhood obesity also help reduce rates of childhood asthma? These researchers say it could.

By Lara DeSanto

Are You Getting Enough Vitamins and Minerals?

Gastrointestinal tract disorders can change how vitamins and minerals are absorbed. Here's how to tell if you need supplements.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

If you're struggling with obesity, improving your sleep could help reduce your sugar consumption and promote a healthy weight.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Weight Loss Challenges for Thyroid Patients

Learn how to overcome these five key challenges to weight loss when you have a thyroid condition.

By Mary Shomon

It Can Take Five Months to Lose Your Two-Month Holiday Weight Gain

According to a study published in September 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine, it will likely take five months to lose weight gained during the two-month holiday period, from Halloween to New Year’s Day. The study involved 3,000 subjects fr...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Four Foods That Make You Eat More

Assuming you’ve decided that diets just don’t work for you, but you also realize that you cannot continue carrying all that extra weight, then why not embrace the idea of food selectivity? The concept is pretty simple. Make a conscious decision to re...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

8 Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

While childhood obesity rates are on the decline, it’s still a prevalent problem in the U.S. Obesity in children is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke later in life. Early obesity prevention is crucial. Here’s how y...

By Erica Sanderson