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Is there really such a thing as 'fault-free obesity'? New science says maybe

You eat right, exercise and generally do all the things you’re supposed to do in order to maintain a healthy weight. Yet, you’re still overweight. What gives? It might really be genetics, at least according to a study published in November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:39pm

Host of My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Animal Planet shares training tips for chunky pets

We had so much fun talking to Travis Brorsen, host of Animal Planet’s My Big, Fat Pet Makeover, that he gave us some tips and tricks to understanding our pets and how to train them without tipping the scale. I love this picture from @AnimalPlanet of Gracie’s before and after. We...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 9:13pm

Obese sex is totally hot and not at all like what you see on TV

Let’s talk about obese sex — sex positions, myths and how damn hot it is.  “They don’t know what they’re missing,” an audience member called out at the start of speaker Laura Delarato’s class Big, Fat, Hot Sex, referring to people who won’t have...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:44pm

No, your dog is not big-boned; New Animal Planet show helps fat pets beat thebulge

Fat cats and fat dogs, meet your weight loss daddy. Animal Planet premieres My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Saturday with host dog trainer Travis Brorsen helping the pudgy pets and their parents live healthier lives. In the freshman season of the show, Brorsen spends four months with the flabby pet...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:54pm

The color of your fat can determine whether you lose or gain weight

We need body fat to survive, but the color of the fat makes a big difference. Some colors of fat cells are the “good” types, meaning they’re easily accessible by the body to use for energy. Other colors are not as good, meaning they’re the type of cells the body likes to...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:27pm

The new CDC chief has some close ties to Coca-Cola

In 2012, Georgia launched GeorgiaSHAPE, a pilot program aimed at combatting childhood obesity. The state ranked second in childhood obesity that year; in 2017, it’s 17th. Brenda Fitzgerald — now the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control — was the champion behind the...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:33am

There's no such thing as 'fit-fat': Researchers

Farewell, dad bod. Shattering a growing scientific consensus and public opinion that it was OK for Leonardo DiCaprio to look like this, researchers have declared that there's no such thing as "fit-fat." While Leo might not have qualified as “fat-fat,” the trend soon...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:34pm

A pill to replace exercise? Researchers are zeroing in

Those of you who love-just-love to exercise, feel that it makes you truly feel alive, etc. — you're great; keep it up. For the rest of us, there may soon be a pill to render unnecessary the most painful life experience besides childbirth and Chainsmokers concerts: Going to the gym. That...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:31pm

Dropping 70 pounds helped give this man the courage to come out

An Irish man, who weighed nearly 307 pounds, lost weight and gained the courage to come out and meet “the man of [his] dreams.” Ger Fleming, 27, told the Independent that he shielded himself with a “party boy” image and big personality, using food to comfort himself....

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:23pm

Soda tax helping in fight against obesity: Study

In an effort to fight obesity, some cities are considering a “soda tax,” a surcharge on sugary drinks like sodas or energy drinks in an effort to reduce sugar consumption. Anti-soda taxers were not impressed in June when Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a tax on sugary beverages,...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 5:27am

This Week in Health: Asthma risk higher if your grandma smoked while pregnant

Asthma risk higher if your grandma smoked while pregnantStudy location: SwedenResults: New research out of the European Respiratory Society found that women who smoked while pregnant with their daughters between 1982 and 1986 have a 10 to 22 percent higher risk of having a grandchild with asthma....

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:52am

This Week in Health: Sex doesn't play into heart attack risk

Sex doesn't play into heart attack riskStudy subjects: 500 heart disease patients between the ages of 30 and 70Results: For many people with heart disease, sex is something that brings up concern and worry. But new research suggests no apparent relationship between sexual activity and heart attacks...

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:44am

This Week in Health: FDA approves anti-nausea drug for chemo patients

FDA approves anti-nausea drug for chemo patientsResults: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is green lighting a new drug designed to quell chemo-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). For many people battling cancer, CINV goes hand in hand with chemo. Unfortunately, halting treatment isn’t an...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:18pm

The head-to-toe effects of being overweight

How Being Overweight Affects Your HealthBeing overweight or obese affects your health from head to toe.You love the way you look in the mirror when you reach a healthy weight. It feels great to fit into your skinny jeans or slip into a smaller dress size, but the real magic happens on the inside....

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:59am

Another surprising way obesity affects your health

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article.We're all well aware of the frightening ways in which obesity threatens our overall health. But one area often goes overlooked.Being overweight can actually wreak havoc on your joints. If you're one of the 27 million Americans suffering from...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

This Week in Health: Making eye contact with dogs strengthens the bond

Making eye contact with dogs strengthens the bondLocation of study: JapanResults: When a new mother gazes down at her infant, the eye contact made serves to increase oxytocin — the feel-good hormone associated with bonding. New research out of Azabu University in Japan has found a similar...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:00pm

Simply having more food choices leads to obesity

Think twice about buying in bulk – a new study shows it’s bulking you up.Health economist Charles Courtemanche at Georgia State University found that when food options expand – a combination of big-box retailers like Walmart as well as sit-down and fast-food restaurants – there is a major spike in...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:16pm