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Heartbreaking Photo Series Reveals The True Toll Obesity Can Take On A Family

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen & Sarah Klein | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living

At his heaviest, Hector Garcia, Jr. weighed 636 pounds. After being ridiculed for being overweight as a kid, he began dieting in high school, but t...

A Shocking Look At How Much Fat, Sugar And Salt 605-Pound Man Consumes

Posted 01.14.2015 | Dr. Phil

Watch as Dr. Phil attempts to show Charles, who weighs 605 pounds, what he's putting into his body each year: approximately 120 pounds of fat, 100 pou...

'Healthy Obesity' Is Rare, But Real

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Not every obese person is unhealthy. More than one-third of American adults with BMIs north of 30 also have a higher risk for developing conditions...

The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...

You Probably Won't Lose Weight Without First Doing This

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Kate, 22, recalls being bullied as early as elementary school for being overweight. "It made me feel like less of a person. I lost friends because I d...

Why You May Never Again Weigh What You Did In High School (And Probably Shouldn't)

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When Nicole got to college a little over two years ago, she entered a bodybuilding competition. "I worked out for three hours a day," she says. "My di...

Half A Million Cancer Diagnoses A Year Are Due To Obesity

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

* Almost a quarter of cancers in America are obesity-linked * High BMI linked to bowel, kidney, breast and other cancers ...

10 Foods Overweight People Eat Regularly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Winnie Yu | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Not all foods are created equal when it comes to the impact on body weight. Some are higher in calories than others. ...

For ICN2 to Succeed, We Need a New Food System Paradigm

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

By 2050, the world's population will reach 9 billion -- and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation.

Many Overweight Women and Men Are Finding Help in Overeaters Anonymous

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Last week I attended a women's conference, where I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. I almost didn't recognize her, she had lost...

Yes, You Can Be 'Big Boned' (But That's Not Why You're Overweight)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The question: I weigh more because I'm big boned... right?! The answer: It's a classic excuse of sorts, to those of us worried about our weight. Ma...

Being Fat Used To Be Celebrated. Now It's Stigmatized. What Happened?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Getting "fat" used to give us a genetic edge: When food was scarce, we needed to store backup reserves of energy, because we couldn't always guarante...

David Freeman

The Good News & The Bad News About Beating Obesity

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Science

There's no escaping the fact that obesity raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems. But as obese people know all to...

I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

You or your doctor believes your teenager may be overweight or obese. I know how concerned you must be. The teenage years are tough enough. I'm happy you reached out to me for help, but I want to make sure you understand how I work with teens.

Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This is not a substitute for screening by mammography. But these findings may provide the women not getting screened with a simple and easily understood message: Taking note of your skirt size may save your life.

What's Damaging About Fat-Shaming: The Last Acceptable Form of Bias

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Seemingly, progress is being made toward a world where, legally and socially, it's understood that all people have a right to be respected. Except, perhaps, those who are overweight. Sadly there are still many people who make fun of, shame or otherwise mistreat others who weigh more than they do.

High Time for a High-Fructose Detox

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS...

What You Won't See in the Media Coverage of a New Weight-Loss Drug

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads.

3 Key Practices To Break Free From Emotional Eating

OWN | Posted 08.29.2014 | OWN

Hannah, 24, says she has been overweight for as long as she can remember. Emotional eating is her crutch: the memories from things like her parent's d...

To End Obesity Epidemic

Roza Selimyan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Roza Selimyan

Last year the World Health Organization introduced a target to halt obesity by 2025. But if we have not succeeded in halting the increase in obesity rates in three decades, is it reasonable to expect success in another 10 years without major changes in strategy?

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Why are we eating and making our children eat so much without allowing them to go out and play outdoors? Most parents I know today give electronics for 2-3 years old kids as presents, "caging" them at home playing digital lonely games.

10 Years Later, 448 Pounds Lost, 1 Life-Changing Procedure

Woody Woodbeck | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Woody Woodbeck

How can we truly get a respectful acceptance from others when we internally are being unjust to those in our own community?

Anna Almendrala

When Being Obese Could Save Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

You've just had a heart attack, and you're in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. If you're overweight or moderately obese, you're actually more...

Food and Loathing

Pamela Brill | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

I can tell my daughter that nothing is as beautiful as her little body exactly as it is no matter if she is tall, short, big or small. But I am sure she sees through my platitudes. Because she sees a mom who is always on a diet. She sees a mom who looks in the mirror and sighs.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.