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Obesity

What Does Snoring Have to Do With Obesity?

A lot. Problems like snoring and sleep apnea can make it more difficult to lose weight. Find out what’s behind the connection—and what you can do to get the rest you need.

Gluten-free shopper selecting food at a grocery store.
Living With

Avoid Weight Gain On a Gluten-Free Diet

If you live with celiac disease, or simply eat gluten-free, and you're worried about weight gain, avoid extra pounds by following these tips.

Overweight woman stressed at work.
Work

Will This Job Make Me Fat?

Pressure at work increases weight gain in women but doesn’t have the same effect in men, according to this study.

Man measuring his waist size with a tape measure.
BMI

A Better Way to Measure Body Fat

BMI is an imperfect way of measuring body fat. These researchers developed an easier, more accurate method. Here's how it works.

Senior women walking for exercise and fun.
Fitness

Exercise After Quitting Smoking to Stay Fit

Older women worried about their weight after quitting smoking should read this study that shows even small increases in physical activity can help.

An older woman stretching on a yoga mat.
Lifestyle

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.

Pregnant woman standing in front of an open refrigerator.
Living With

How to Beat Pregnancy Food Cravings

If you're struggling with excess weight gain during pregnancy, try these expert tips to help you beat food cravings.

Couple's hands holding a pregnant belly.
Risk Factors

Pregnancy After Weight-Loss Surgery

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

A woman sleeping in over the weekend.
Lifestyle

A Weekend Lie-in May Help You Lose Weight

If you feel sleep deprived during the week, catching up on sleep over the weekends may help counteract obesity risks.

An illustration of the thyroid gland.
Living With

What is the Thyroid and How Does It Work?

Healthy thyroid function is crucial to every bodily function, and every organ, gland, tissue, and cell in your body. Here's what you should know.