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Call to Replace BMI with More Accurate Predictions of Disease

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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an...

The AMA Says Obesity is a Disease; Now We Need to Inform Them How...

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My first reaction to hearing that the American Medical Association (AMA) had voted to classify obesity as a disease last month was a positive...

Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

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More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the...

Does Higher-Intensity Exercise Produce More Results?

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Over time, running may produce greater weight loss than walking, especially in men and overweight women, according to research published in the official journal...

America — Land of the Free and Home of the Obese

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Americans are inundated with information about how we have become a physically unfit nation.  Even though our life expectancies have not fallen, we are...

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