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Does Your Weight Affect Your Risk of Flu Complications?

People who are significantly underweight and those who are morbidly obese are at increased risk for serious complications and hospitalization from the flu.

By Diane Domina

Why Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Bad for Your Health

Repeatedly losing and gaining extra pounds — yo-yo dieting or weight cycling — is linked to a number of negative health effects and a higher risk of death.

By Diane Domina

The Income-Weight Link: Men vs. Women

According to a Gallup survey, income is closely tied to body weight in both men and women in the United States, but in completely different ways.

By Diane Domina

Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Your Heart

New research confirms earlier studies suggesting yo-yo dieters have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke than people whose weight is stable.

By Diane Domina

12-Month Plan for a Lighter, Healthier You This Year

Tough time losing weight? Maybe you’re trying to change too many habits at the same time. Try this 12-month approach to make steady progress.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Mindfulness Technique Lowers Stress, Blood Sugar Levels, Improve Weight in Women

A new study suggests that mindfulness techniques can be greatly beneficial to lowering blood sugar and helping women to make strides toward their weight goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Why Does Sleep Loss Equal Weight Gain?

Sleep loss affects gene-expression and metabolism, which could explain how sleep disorders impact weight and increase the risk for diabetes and obesity.

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

7 Tips for Managing Weight Gain With Psoriatic Arthritis

Managing weight gain is especially challenging when living with psoriatic arthritis. Here are seven practical tips, including recognizing triggers, trying low-impact exercises, and getting support.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Is Your ‘Diverse’ Diet Really Healthy?

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association suggests eating a wide variety of foods to meet nutritional requirements can lead to overeating.

By Diane Domina