obesity

  • ‘I feared each day was going to be my last’: How one man lost 354 pounds

    After reaching his heaviest weight of more than 500 pounds, Zach Moore realized he needed to change his life in order to survive.

  • Worldwide rise in obesity driven by country dwellers, study finds

    Country folks have driven the recent global rise in obesity, a study says. This contradicts the thinking that links being overweight with urban living.

  • This cancer is on the rise in young adults — and doctors don’t know why

    If you were born in 1990, you have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer compared to someone born around 1950, according to a study.

  • New federal guidelines suggest 2.5 hours of exercise per week — which 80 percent of Americans don't do

    The new exercise guidelines suggest if Americans "get moving," they can drastically improve their health.

  • Another star of 'My 600-lb Life' dies: 'Her body just gave out'

    Lisa Fleming weighed more than 700 pounds when she appeared on Season 6 of the TLC series "My 600-lb Life." She died Thursday, according to her daughter.

  • Study finds the body-positive movement is probably contributing to the obesity crisis

    The normalization of plus-size bodies may be having a negative impact on our health, a study says.

  • Obese Americans may pose a national security threat

    The commander in chief announced last year that he wanted a military surge in Afghanistan, but this will be hard to achieve with more than 70 percent of military-age Americans considered unfit to serve.

  • How healthy are police? An ex-cop is suing the NYPD for his obesity

    Stressful working conditions caused heart damage and added deadly amounts of weight to ex-officer Jose Vega. His fight for disability underscores the intrinsically unhealthy conditions of being a cop.

  • The science behind night-time binge eating

    The problem of overeating just seems to be a bigger issue at night, especially if we're stressed out.

  • Trump's first presidential physical prompts 'girther' conspiracy

    A usually routine affair, there has been a lot of interest over Trump's first presidential medical exam. It comes off the back of talk about Trump's insatiable appetite for McDonald's burgers and relative lack of exercise (aside from the occasional spot of golf).  SEE ALSO: How to worm your way into Trump's inner circle (Hint: Red and pink Starbursts) Despite all this, Trump was given a clean bill of health by president's physician Dr. Ronny Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. "He has incredible genes, I just assume," Jackson told reporters, responding to questions on how he's managed to keep healthy. Trump also abstains from alcohol and smoking. The 71-year-old stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 metres) tall and weighs 239 pounds (108 kilograms), giving him a BMI of 29.9. Jackson notes that he could stand to benefit from losing 10 to 15 pounds, and work on a diet lower in fats and carbohydrates. Despite the proclamation of a healthy president, there were people who were less convinced of Trump's reported weight and height. That's been called the "girther" movement, coined by MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Has anyone coined "girther" for those who belive the president weighs more than his doctor reports? — Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 16, 2018 Of course, the "girther" movement is a play on the "birther" movement: A conspiracy theory focused on Barack Obama wasn't born in Hawaii, but rather Kenya, making him ineligible to be U.S. president.  Trump was once one of the loudest voices behind the conspiracy, but doesn't talk about it anymore. Now the "girther" movement is focused on comparing Trump to other men, primarily athletes, of the same size and weight. L: Vikings running back Latavius Murray. R: Donald Trump. Both listed officially at 6'3"/235 lbs. #Girther pic.twitter.com/nGEB0VdK33 — Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) January 16, 2018 Jay Cutler is 6'3, 233 lbs. No way Donald Trump is 6'3 239 lbs. #Girther pic.twitter.com/IECM6N9J7d — SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) January 16, 2018 For the record, @realDonaldTrump said he was 74 inches in 2012. Now his doctor says he's 75 inches. And that one inch makes is BMI "overweight" not "obese." I'm a #girther because old men don't GROW an inch! pic.twitter.com/ehNxF9PjPL — Gersh Kuntzman (@GershKuntzman) January 16, 2018 A picture of a 6’3” man standing next to a 6’1” man and their wives. pic.twitter.com/VmnLjHfvMq — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018 <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em> director James Gunn offered $100,000 to Trump's favourite charity if the president stepped on a scale with an "impartial" medical professional.  It's worth noting Jackson was appointed as the president's physician by Obama, and began work at the White House in 2006 under the Bush administration. I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump's favorite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us. For real. #Girther #GirtherMovement — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018 On a side note, Trump happens to be the same weight as Homer Simpson. The Simpsons strikes again.First time we ever see Homer get on the scale? (March 25, 1990). He's the same weight as Trump (239 pounds). Note: Trump is three inches taller.https://t.co/OR0cdZPcDM — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 16, 2018 WATCH: Versatile electric wheelchair allows users to navigate both urban and off-road terrains

  • The world's most obese man is attempting to lose weight

    A Mexican man who weighs more than half a ton is attempting to lose weight with the help of local doctors. Juan Pedro Franco, 33, weighed a shocking 93 stone (595kg) by his mid-20’s with the Guinness World Records declaring him the heaviest person alive in 2017. In a short film made by Natasha Pizzey-Slegert for the BBC, Franco explains that following a car accident at the age of 17, half his body was “broken” and he never fully recovered.

  • How to advocate for yourself at the doctor as a fat person

    These six strategies can help patients make visits to the doctor specifically about their health care needs and not about their body size.

  • Exporting obesity: How the food industry is changing the world's diet

    Giovanni Colacione, 47, has suffered from severe obesity for many years. Yahoo News examines the way the food industry has contributed to the worldwide epidemic, and how soda companies in the U.S. have tried to deflect blame for the increase in obesity, particularly in children. Giovanni Colacione, 47, is one of about six million people with obesity in Italy — a country known for its healthy, olive-oil-based, vegetable-heavy Mediterranean diet.

  • Amid obesity epidemic, Coke shifts 'health' focus from exercise to calories

    For the first time in human history, more people are obese than underweight, with America leading the way. Yahoo News examines the way the food industry has contributed to the worldwide epidemic, and how soda companies in the U.S. have tried to deflect blame for the increase in obesity, particularly in children. For years, Coca-Cola and other soda companies promoted exercise as a way to fight obesity and argued that their products could be part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

  • US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

  • Breaking down the 'fat but fit' phenomenon

    If you're overweight but eat a good diet and exercise often, you're probably healthy. But new research finds that being overweight or obese can affect your future health.

  • Five People Die After Using Weight Loss Balloons for Obesity

    The FDA announced that five people have died soon after using weight loss balloon devices, also known as gastric balloons.

  • From Obesity to Bodybuilding: How Javier Hernandez Lost 145 Pounds

    In 2011, after the tragic death of his brother and the grief that followed, Javier Hernandez realized he wanted a better life for himself.

  • Social Jet Lag Is Real and Bad for Your Health

    Never heard of social jet lag? Chances are, you suffer from social jet lag. A new study reveals that these effects, dubbed “social jet lag,” even extend to long-term health issues like increased risk of heart disease, with each hour of jet lag resulting in an 11 percent increase in risk.

  • This Epic 5-Minute TV Commercial Is Not About What You Think It Is

    This Thai commercial has garnered tens of million views on social media due to its grand scale and surprising reveal. A five-minute commercial from Thailand is going viral and not for the reason you’d think. At the time of reporting, it had been viewed 27 million times on Facebook and shared by 335,486 users.