You don't have to spend much time with teenagers to know that the average adolescent would rather devote an afternoon to sitting in front of the TV, computer or video-game console than working out in a gym.
In a world with a chronic ‘globesity’ problem spreading beyond western shores to places like India and China, products that promise to help individuals manage their weight via calorie control, fat burning, satiety, or some other mechanism, enjoy rampant demand.
Muffin tops: But eating less and exercising more may have no impact on people putting on weight We are all getting fatter. We know this because the Government tells us all the time, in every report, health warning and advertising campaign it issues.
An analysis of projected health care costs has revealed that by the year 2018, obesity-related medical expenses will top $344 billion. Current estimates suggest that in just ten years 43 percent of Americans will be obese if obesity continues to rise at the current rate.
Benefits Of Butting Out May Be Dampened By Take-Out
One in every six children in some parts of the United Kingdom are already obese when they begin primary school, according to a report from that country's Department of Health.
Being obese as a teenager may be linked with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis as an adult, researchers say.
Shouted at, spat at and even attacked, overweight people are campaigning for laws to protect them. Why is "fattism" seen by many as an acceptable prejudice?
February 24, 2009
Pop quiz for teenagers: Are you more likely to die from smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day or from being obese?
Thats a trick question. According to a new study from the British Medical Journal, its a tie.
Swedish researchers studied the health records of 45,920 men who were drafted by the Swedish Army in 1969 and 1970 at an average age of 18 years and 8 months. The Army collected information on their height and weight, along with their smoking habits.