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When Exercise Alone Isn't Enough
Think running an extra mile will balance out that extra serving of ice cream? Weight loss might not be as easy as the math of calorie counting.
A New Prostate Cancer Risk Factor
Obesity is behind a number of well-known heart health problems. In black men, it may also have a profound effect on cancer risk.
Smoking and Weight Control: Misconceptions Abound
Do you believe smoking can help control your weight? If so, think again.
Getting Physical Could Fight Liver Disease
Exercise — it's good for more than just keeping the weight off.
What Being Too Thin Might Do to Your Brain
The dangers of being too heavy are well-known, but does being too thin pose any risks? In fact, it could pose some risks to your mental health.
Get the Skinny on Weight Loss Programs
Many weight loss programs make big promises, but how many can live up to the hype long-term? Unfortunately, probably not too many.
Cancer Prevention: Progress and Problems
Controlling cancer requires multiple prevention strategies. The United States has made some notable progress in recent years, but there's still room for improvement.
How Weight Loss Surgery Could Save Patients Money
Due for a joint replacement soon? Weight loss surgery first could save you money and improve the results of your joint replacement.
These Factors May Raise Your Back Pain Risk
Lower back pain can be irritating at best and debilitating at worse. For some, simple lifestyle changes may make a huge difference.
Diet Sodas Not Doing Waistlines Any Favors
Obesity in older people is often blamed on poor diet or reduced metabolism. However, diet sodas, a typical replacement for high-sugar drinks, may also be a culprit.