Doctors across the country are prescribing fruits and vegetables to their overweight and obese patients. But the health benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The American Medical Association's "disease" label appears to boost feelings of self-acceptance among obese people — but it may also undermine weight-loss efforts, a recent study suggests.
The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds has dropped, according to a federal report — but among older kids, a high obesity rate is holding steady.
New research adds to growing evidence that sugar is connected to numerous health woes, including cardiovascular disease.