Move Over BMI, There’s a Better Way to Measure Body Fat

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have developed a more accurate method of measuring body fat than BMI called relative fat mass index.

By Diane Domina

Exercise Minimizes Weight Gain in Smokers Who Quit

Data involving smokers from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) suggest that even small increases in physical activity can diminish weight gain in older women who quit smoking.

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.

How to Avoid Excess Weight Gain With a Gluten-Free Diet

Living with celiac disease or gluten free for other reasons? These tips will help you avoid gaining extra weight.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Obesity and Pregnancy: How to Beat Food Cravings

Struggling with excess weight gain during pregnancy? These expert tips can help you stay on track.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

Learn about the risks and benefits of getting pregnant after bariatric surgery, including precautions you may need to take.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

A Weekend Lie-in May Help You Lose Weight

If you feel sleep deprived during the week, catching up on sleep on weekends may reduce obesity risk.

By Martin Reed

What is the Thyroid and How Does It Work?

Find out more about your master gland of metabolism.

By Mary Shomon

Get More Sleep to Lose Weight

People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have a low metabolism and be overweight.

By Mary Shomon

12 Healthy Fast Food Finds

Stopping for fast food is sometimes inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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