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Debunking the 'Obesity Paradox'
A new study's findings go against the so-called "obesity paradox." It found that patients who become overweight or obese had a higher risk of dying.
Several Supplements May Contain Hidden Ingredients
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss or erectile dysfunction may do you more harm than good.
Weight and Gut Bacteria May Be Linked
Your size and your gut bacteria may be linked, a new study of children and teenagers found.
Artificially Sweetened Drinks During Pregnancy
Artificial sweeteners have become increasingly common. A new study looked at the link between artificial sweetener intake during pregnancy and baby's body mass index (BMI).
The Dangers of Dining Out
Most people know that eating fast food is a quick way to gain weight. But they may not realize that sit-down restaurants can be just as unhealthy.
How Common Chemicals Could Hurt Your Health
They're in water bottles, cans, cosmetics and shopping receipts — they're called endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and mounting evidence ties them to a host of health problems, most recently obesity and diabetes.
Sugar Nation: Diabetes and Prediabetes in the US
Diabetes is a major cause of illness and death in the US. But there may be some hope on that front.
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?
Over the past few years, there has been increasing evidence that obesity may be a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. Now another disease may be added to that list.
Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be a Money Saver
Weight-loss surgery may shrink more than just waistlines.