Tech-addicted teens prone to obesity

Those who use screen devices five or more hours a day are twice as likely to shrug off physical activity and drink more sugary beverages.

Comfort counts

A new device could make scanning procedures better for radiology technicians and patients of size.

Is oil-free the new gluten-free?

Get the fat you need from whole foods, say some advocates of plant-based eating.

‘Fat shaming’ begins in first grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives.

What’s the ideal pregnancy weight?

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, obstetrician says, and half of moms-to-be start their pregnancy already weighing too much.

Order lunch early, lose weight later?

Study found those who picked their meal an hour or more before eating it chose lower-calorie fare.

Pop stars often hawk unhealthy foods to kids

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare.

Weight-loss surgery may boost survival

Study concludes overall death risk dropped 57 percent.

Overweight kids eat only a bit more per meal

Study finds difference is surprisingly small—just 11 calories on average.

The lowdown on low-glycemic diets

Lasting weight loss requires permanent, sustainable change without deprivation and crash-dieting.

Don’t get down about ‘Biggest Loser’ study

Yes, the body rebels against extreme weight loss, but don't give up! Experts offer suggestions for how to keep the pounds off in the long term.

Mom’s pre-pregnancy weight may help predict child’s size

Study also finds that six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child.