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Overweight Women

Yes, I'm Fat. But Why Is That All Anyone Sees?

Kathleen Brooks | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Kathleen Brooks

When I resided in a different body, I didn't know how different my life would be and how different I would feel about myself in a fat body.

Study Explains Why Obese Women Need Additional Help Breastfeeding

Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 05/01/2014 10:51 AM EDT on LiveScience CHICAGO — New mothers are less likely to breast-feed if they are obese, ...

Can Being Overweight Help You Live Longer?

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Getting to the bottom of a headline-making discovery. By Melinda Wenner Moyer When a report in "The Journal of the American Medical Association"...

WATCH: Are Plus Size Women More Accepted In The Black Community?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

Full Figure Fashion Week is in, well, full swing! The annual New York City-based event, which is produced by former plus size model Gwendolyn DeVoe an...

Working Women More Likely to Pile on Pounds

Julie Upton | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

New research published this week in the International Journal of Obesity shows that working women are more likely to be overweight, and the more you work, the more pounds you're likely to pile on.

Brooke Elliott: Promoting Positive Body Image in a Weight-Obsessed World

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

I totally love Brooke Elliott. She is perfect just the way she is and she makes me feel comfortable in my own body and with my own weight.

Does A Spouse’s Weight Gain Justify Cheating?

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

When it comes to the fat wife, we admonish her for letting herself go and we secretly sympathize with the man in the picture. We excuse his nights out, his wandering eye, his slip-slide into infidelity -- and even his claim that weight gain justifies divorce.

What's All This About A 'Lesbian Obesity Study'?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A controversial new study is reportedly set to examine what's been described as the "high public-health significance" of obesity among the U.S. lesbia...

The Surprising Reason This Patient Was Refused Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

A Massachusetts primary care doctor adopted a new screening process for new patients this past spring: She no longer takes women who weigh more than 2...

Women Assume Overweight Women 'Sloppy,' Thin Women 'Mean,' Glamour Magazine Survey Finds

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 07.04.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

How much does physical appearance, specifically weight, influence women's first impressions of each other? A new survey released Thursday by Glamour magazine sought to answer that question.

Is Fat-Bashing Ever Okay?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Fat jokes, demeaning comments delivered in a sarcastic tone, are a staple on comedies but despite the tired laugh-track, they're not at all funny.

Money, Education and Love

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Robin Quivers

We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.

African President Specifies Body Type For Future Wife

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Botswana is one of the few African nations on the planet without a First Lady -- a fact which President Ian Khama says he is hoping to change soon. Bu...

Shifting Focus: From Body Image to Health Consciousness

Christine Ferguson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Ferguson

We are mothers, wives, daughters, teachers, executives and "Chief Health Officers" for our families. And, according to recent statistics, two in three of us is also something else: overweight.

When Calling a Woman "Skinny" Isn't a Compliment Anymore

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tabby Biddle

Being "skinny" in our culture is a little more accepted than being fat, but does this make it okay to tell a woman she looks "so skinny" when you greet her?

Study: Overweight Women Have More Sex Than Skinny Ones

Live Science | Robert Roy Britt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Overweight and obese women have more sex than skinny types, a new study suggests. The research, announced today, is based on data on more than 7,000 ...