When mothers lose weight, their children slim down too. When mothers are less active, children grow bigger. Dad’s choices appear to play less of a role.
Feeling hungrier and eating less for the rest of your life may be the price to pay once you’ve shed those extra pounds.
Children with a higher BMI are less accurate in estimating their own body size compared to their slimmer counterparts. And the bigger their body is, the more inaccurate their guesses.
Being overweight, little physical activity and smoking increase our vulnerability for severe bloodstream infections. These factors also increase mortality.
A new study of rats suggests that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that affects weight loss or gain.
Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the authorities.
It’s a myth that people who weigh a bit more than average live longest. A recent analysis of 30 million people shows that those who had a normal weight had the lowest risk of premature death.
A lifestyle that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease also raises the risk of developing several types of cancer.