Obesity could be - quite literally - contagious, say Yale scientists, who have discovered that it can be triggered by changes in microbes in the stomach.
Medical researchers in Boston say they've discovered a hormone that boosts the amount of energy a body burns, raising hopes of a new treatment for obesity and diabetes.
Think it is safe to grab an extra slice of pie? Well, think again.
A new scientific study on obesity in young American children has brought more depressing news. It appears we now are starting our children on the path to obesity before they can even eat solid foods.
Kids in Pennsylvania schools may soon find their cupcake intake regulated by their state government. That’s right - in order to save the kids from themselves the state school board thinks it’s time to regulate the amount of sweets at school parties.
Harvard University researchers say the explosion of adult-aged American waistlines won’t slow down until 42% are obese.
Maybe persuading people to get outdoors and play real sport is just too much hard work - the American Heart Association has announced it's to work with Nintendo to promote 'the benefits of active-play video games'.