Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about obesity, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.


Low Carb Diets and Gender Differences

Low carb diets have become increasingly popular for promoting weight loss and heart health. Learn how gender might affect the outcomes.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Does Your Brain Make You Fat?

Obesity risk is linked to genetic brain structure, thinking patterns, and mental performance, suggest researchers in Quebec, Canada.

By Diane Domina

To Lose Belly Fat, Eat the Right Stuff

According to a review of evidence, the answer to a flat stomach is simple: eat a heart-healthy diet that’s high in fiber and low in saturated fats.

By Diane Domina

Is the Keto Diet Right For You and Your Chronic Condition?

It’s all the rage these days, but how does it benefit your chronic condition? Well, you’d be surprised. With it’s high-fat, low-carb plan, you’re able to lose weight, lower your blood sugar levels, and decrease inflammation in joints and the gut. Sign us up!

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Mom's Lifestyle and Child's Obesity: Five Ways to Reduce Risk

Mothers can change their lifestyle to reduce their child developing obesity. Find out how BMI, diet, smoking, and alcohol affect children’s’ risk for obesity.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Women Are More Likely Than Men to Have a Chronic Disease

Just what every woman wants to hear. But, unfortunately, 38 percent of American women have at least one chronic health condition, compared to 30 percent of men. Find out what it’s costing women — in finances and life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Obesity and Birth Control: What You Should Know

Women who are overweight and obese may have additional considerations to make when it comes to protecting against pregnancy. Here is a breakdown of the different options.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How Metabolism Affects Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Risks

Do you have poor metabolism? You may need intensive lifestyle changes to help you avoid gaining excess weight, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Weight Loss Surgery Lowers Risk of Some Cancers

Results of a study published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) suggest weight loss surgery – gastric bypass, gastric banding, or sleeve gastrectomy, for example – can affect cancer risk.

By Diane Domina

Genetics vs. Exercise: What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.