If passed, the new bill would require a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
Could it be that conventional medical researchers are beginning to understand the connection between healthy aging and functional medicine?
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 studies, which looked at data on more than one million people, confirmed previously reported evidence of the risks associated with vitamin D deficiency.
New research on mice provides clues to how excess body fat harms the human brain — and how exercise may help.
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.