Cold temperatures and chili peppers help burn fat

What do low temperatures and chili peppers have in common? They both could help burn fat, a new study shows.  Exposure to cold and...

NYC beats LA at cutting low-income kids' obesity

NEW YORK - A new study shows New York City is doing better than Los Angeles in the battle against childhood obesity, at least for...

Everything to lose: Gym only accepts overweight members

Forget fitness tests or expensive workout gear. The only thing you need to join this gym is an extra 50 pounds on your frame. Downsize...

Poll:Obesity's a crisis, but we want our junk food

We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. But don't try...

Fructose may trick your brain into overeating

This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that...

Early obesity intervention helps kids grow up slim

Weight-loss programs can help even very young children slim down, and it appears that acting early may improve the odds of success,...

Overweight teens eat fewer calories, study finds

Overweight teens actually eat fewer calories daily on average than their trimmer counterparts, a new study finds. Among 12- to...

Only children more likely to be overweight

Kids with no siblings may be at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study from Europe suggests. In the study, children between...

Is obesity a disease? Doctors disagree

By Rachael Rettner MyHealthNewsDaily Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood...

Gastric bypass can be good option for obese teens, study says

Amanda Rodriguez had weight problems from the minute she came into this world at a chubby 10 pounds. “I was always overweight, tall, and...

Texas hospital says fat people need not apply

There have been undercurrents of weight discrimination in the workplace for years, but a Texas hospital decided to go anti-fat full...