Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions—possibly to give yourself an excuse for some New Year's Eve overindulgence.
The prevalence of food allergies is increasing worldwide, approaching an epidemic level in some regions. In the U.S. alone, approximately 10% of children and adults suffer from food allergies, with allergies to cow's milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts being the most common.
Updated growth charts released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now extend to a body mass index of 60—up from previous charts that stopped at a BMI of 37, with additional categories to track obesity in kids ages 2 to 19.
It turns out that many of the lifestyle behaviors that help fight off breast cancer in women also can help them avoid heart disease.
It's long been popular advice for people looking to lose weight to avoid late night snacking. It's no wonder, with a host of research showing that late night eating is linked to greater body weight and increased risk of obesity.
Getting less than five hours of sleep in mid-to-late life could be linked to an increased risk of developing at least two chronic diseases, finds a new study.
Exercise is one of the first strategies used to treat obesity-related health problems like type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular disease, but scientists don't understand exactly how it works to improve metabolic health.
Osteoporosis, or loss of bone mass and density, afflicts many people, especially people over 50, leading to an increased risk of breaks and fractures.