The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.
How the supermodel is adjusting to a new normal beauty routine.
While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.
In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.
Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.
Extra weight in some places may lower your risk of dying prematurely.
People with extra weight may struggle to mount a robust immune response to the coronavirus — and may respond poorly to a vaccine.
A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.
Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.
The program aims to counter social media that bombards young people with images of perfect bodies.
Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning.
Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.
Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.
A former secretary of the Democratic National Committee recalls the first woman on a major-party ticket in 1984 and feels the same enthusiasm today. Also: Power outages; gaining weight.
Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to exercise.
Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Tailors across New York City are expanding waistlines and moving buttons to accommodate the “Quarantine 15.”
Sitting may confuse cellular sensors into thinking we are lighter than we are, prompting the body to put on weight.
Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.
Need another reason to move? Sedentary behavior was linked to an increased risk of fatal cancer.
Sales of vitamin D to promote immune health have soared, but studies of vitamin D and Covid-19 have yielded mixed results.
The president has hailed the drug as a cure for Covid-19, but his own health officials have questioned its effectiveness and safety. His doctor’s comments were part of a summary of the president’s health.
The company, which has broadened its focus to wellness and is now known as WW, let go of a large number of workers during simultaneous video conferences.
Some supplements are more effective than others — and some may be harmful, experts warn.
In a pandemic, we are coming face to face with what lies beneath all that beauty maintenance.
Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?
With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.
For decades, parents have viewed their child’s spot on the growth chart as if it were a grade on a test. But how useful are these diagrams, really, in communicating the state of your child’s health?
In “This Is Big,” Marisa Meltzer writes about the bond she formed with Jean Nidetch, the long-ago founder of Weight Watchers.
Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?
Young adults with obesity are more likely to be hospitalized, even if they have no other health problems, studies show.
Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.
Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease.
During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.
11 Honoré is disrupting plus-size, high-end shopping. One rule: Don’t offer only basics.