Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.
According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education only one in three children are physically active every day with a staggering 12.5 million children classified as obese by the CDC. A major contributor to this apparent malaise is the daily dose of TV, computer and console-based entertainment beloved by children. Keeping kids entertained can be difficult at the best of times but there’s clearly no doubt that a child’s daily average of some seven and a half hours in front of a screen, in one form or another, should give parents pause for thought.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that a lack of sleep can change a person’s fat tissue, causing it to behave more like the fat found in an obese or diabetic person.
With obesity rates continuing to rise in Los Angeles County, officials have launched an awareness campaign to encourage residents to lower the number of calories they consume in each meal.
McDonald’s restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries.
The FDA has approved a new weight loss drug, Locacerin, which will be sold as Belviq. It works by triggering responses in the brain that help patients feel fuller sooner.
A new survey in WebMD will shock parents and kids equally.
A new study released Thursday by the University of Southern California, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the RAND corp. states on average, Americans live about a year-and-a-half less than Western Europeans because of higher levels of obesity rates.
A new study suggests the Golden State could be losing its figure.
The California Endowment reports its $35 million investment in health programs in a handful of low-income communities has paid off.
California health officials say maternal mortality is on the rise, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in all other racial or ethnic groups.
According to a study by George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.
California lawmakers will be focused on the state’s $26.6 billion budget deficit in the weeks ahead, but that’s not the only issue on their minds.
Allison Harden is being wheeled into an operating room, about to have gastric-band surgery. She can hear the operating staff, the monitors — it seems so real.
The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake.
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