Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.
The police chief in an Indian island territory had a theory: If the boss was watching his officers’ weight, they would too.
In a study done with mice, horses and people, researchers found clues as to which types of exercise suppress appetite and why.
A diet app helped writer Sam Anderson shed his extra Covid pounds — and reminded him that he was still his old self.
Researchers found that subjects who underwent weight loss surgery also showed a sharp decrease in their likelihood of dying from cancer.
Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary.
Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.
Some claim the corset-like garments help wearers slim their midsections. Here’s what the experts say.
A diet app helped me shed my extra Covid pounds — and reminded me that I’m still the same old me.
Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.
Companies are experimenting with personalized diet apps, saying the future of healthy eating is A.I.
Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.
Dogs and cats have surprised their owners by gaining weight during the coronavirus pandemic. Veterinarians blame the extra treats and table scraps.
A country known for beach bodies is confronting soaring obesity rates with new laws that enshrine protections for people who are overweight.
A bronze statuette recovered from a river in Germany may have been part of an early Scandinavian weight system, some archaeologists believe.
Scientists are exploring whether the onset of diabetes may in some cases herald the existence of one of the most deadly of all cancers.
The key to staying active long term may be to care less about how you look and more about how you feel.
It’s not always easy to change your eating habits, but mindfulness can help you improve the quality of your daily diet, without food restrictions.
Working out at different times of the day might have unique benefits for health, an ambitious new study in mice suggests.
Today’s Eat Well Challenge will help you avoid the “what-the-hell” effect and tune into your body instead.
Reshape your eating habits this year, no dieting needed.
And is there any way to target it through diet or exercise?
For the Eat Well Challenge, mindfulness techniques like “urge surfing” can help curb overeating without banning favorite foods.
Almost everyone fails at making changes, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
It’s high time for women to reclaim the real strength behind exercise.
Resolve, this year, to just say no.
Resolutions aren’t worth much without deeper change.
The new Eat Well Challenge will show you how to reshape your eating habits without dieting.
Water vs. seltzer? Can food affect the brain? We’ve rounded up useful research on diet and nutrition to stay healthy in the new year.
Join us for the Eat Well Challenge starting in January.
The most vital exercise science of 2021 provided a reminder that our bodies and minds can flourish, no matter our circumstances.
Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.
A new analysis of data from “The Biggest Loser” highlights the complex ways the body compensates when we drop pounds.
The research may help explain why people who are overweight and obese have been at higher risk of severe illness and death from Covid.
Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
For most of us, exercise impacts our hunger and weight in unexpected and sometimes contradictory ways.
Obesity is a leading cause of fatty liver condition. Patients who had weight-loss surgery showed fewer signs of the disease progressing.
What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.
When women are urged to change their bodies to perform, is it really about aesthetics?
What you eat or drink may affect levels of the male sex hormone, but whether a diet can increase libido or energy depends on many things.
Companies can tell you the kinds of microbes that live in your gut, but the results may not help you lose weight or fend off disease.
For many, reducing sodium in the diet even modestly can have an outsize impact on lowering blood pressure.
The brown bear was named the winner of the annual contest in which people vote for their favorite chunky bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
People typically lower their risks of heart disease and premature death far more by gaining fitness than by dropping weight.
Overweight people who ate fewer carbohydrates and increased their fat intake had significant improvements in their cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Our bodies compensate for at least a quarter of the calories we expend during exercise, undermining our best efforts to lose weight by working out.
Cyclists who had pedaled on an empty stomach incinerated about twice as much fat as those who had consumed a shake first.
The “Maintenance Phase” podcast interrogates the science behind health food trends, fad diets and popular nutritional advice.
Nearly one in seven Americans now has diabetes, a record rate. The condition also raises the risk of severe illness after coronavirus infection.
Taking steps to combat acid reflux can help minimize the use of potentially dangerous drugs.