A new study counters the presumption that bariatric surgery is just a short-term fix for severe obesity. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Hero Images/Getty Images

Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/492276487/492674861" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A 1950s poster from the National Dairy Council. Ads like these helped fuel the rise of cereal as a breakfast staple. David Pollack/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David Pollack/Corbis via Getty Images

Breakfast Backtrack: Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn't So Bad

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/477794736/477900561" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Danny Cahill (left) won Season 8 of The Biggest Loser in 2009 by losing an amazing 239 pounds. He's pictured with at-home prize winner Rebecca Meyer. In the years since, Cahill has put back on more than 100 pounds, he told The New York Times. NBC via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
NBC via Getty Images

'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/476498729/476498730" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Katherine Du/NPR

Sleep Munchies: Why It's Harder To Resist Snacks When We're Tired

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468933610/468937764" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the 87th Academy Awards nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Katherine Streeter for NPR

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/389596946/392014882" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/387529382/388378631" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Woman weighing herself. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
ImageZoo/Corbis

When Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Wane, This Procedure Can Help

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377731653/378311717" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sure, these Buffalo-chicken-and-kale-stuffed mushrooms look tasty, but they aren't the giant bowl of salt and corn syrup your brain really, really wants. Matthew Mead/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Matthew Mead/AP