‘Fat discrimination’ is widespread in the workplace, with many employers assuming overweight staff are indolent.
Scientific evidence confronts dieters, reducing calories alters your metabolism and brain, so your body hoards fat and your mind magnifies food cravings into an obsession.
Obesity rates have doubled worldwide in the past 30 years, coinciding with a growing food surplus, and the ensuing epidemic has sparked a multibillion dollar weight loss industry that has largely failed to curb the problem.
Twenty five percent of the population in Britain is obese, but the vast majority deny how severely their weight could be affecting their health, according to research.
A group of researchers is using the monkeys to compare gastric bypass surgery with weight loss from forced dieting.
A new measure, called the Body Adiposity Index, or BAI, relies on height and hip measurements, and it is meant to offer a more flexible alternative to body mass index, or BMI, a ratio of height and weight, U.S. researchers said.
Osteoarthritis’ exact cause remains unknown, but it is generally thought to stem from aging and wear and tear on joints, exacerbated for some by genes.
Experts have interviewed more than 12,000 men and women aged 18 to 69 in France regarding their sexual exploits and accordingly analyze the results based on their body mass index (BMI).
Recent figures of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its report two thirds of American women are either obese or overweight.
There’s an ample evidence that suggest that early prevention efforts has to start at the very early age in life, from the mother’s womb up to its toddler years, as far as child obesity is concerned.