Weight-Loss Traps

Many popular weight-loss approaches work at first but actually set you up for long-term weight gain. How? By creating an imbalance in your digestive track microbes, aka your gut microbiome. Common mistakes.. yo-yo dieting Dieters often lose a lot of weight and then...

Good Health But Overweight

Dr. Oz says:  Overweight puts you at a higher risk of heart disease, even if your numbers, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure, are good. A new study followed over 17,000 people and found that BMI was a independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease...

Extra Weight

6 pound wise things you may not know about extra weight. With 70 percent of American adults and 33 percent of children now classified as overweight or obese, the obesity epidemic is not exactly a secret. Yet some recent findings about the causes and consequences of...

Keep Your Weight Steady

Yo-yo gains and losses of more than 8 pounds hiked the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and death reveals a recent study that tracked 9,509 people with coronary artery disease. The researchers say it’s unclear why weight cycling carries risks....

Weight & Cancer Risk

Why does excess weight boost the risk of some cancers? One possibility, extra pounds are linked to the growth of blood vessels that allow tumors to expand. Scientists randomly assigned roughly 440 overweight or obese healthy women aged 50 to 75 to one of four groups: ...

Weight & Cancer

Extra pounds may boost the risk of more cancers than previously thought, says the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) In 2002, IARC concluded that there was “sufficient” evidence that excess weight increased the risk of five cancers: colon,...