September 27, 2012 Critics say the ads, created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are condescending and could have a negative effect on people who are overweight. But the company stands by the ads, saying the obesity problem is so big, they needed to take dramatic action.
September 24, 2012 Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds in one year and documented her changing body by taking photos in dressing rooms. The images tell a poignant story of transition and self-discovery along the way.
September 24, 2012 In the past few years, some sports medicine specialists have become convinced that strength training activities like CrossFit can be great for kids. But others worry that CrossFit trainers aren't teaching appropriate techniques for weightlifting to adults, much less kids.
September 20, 2012 A former hedge fund manager-turned-philanthropist is donating millions of dollars to challenge the conventional wisdom about what makes us fat. The Nutrition Science Initiative says new research will make it possible to significantly lower obesity rates by 2020.
September 18, 2012 The nation's heaviest states of 2011 are Mississippi, Louisiana, and W. Virginia. But in the thinnest states, more people report eating five fruit and veggie servings a day and report getting more exercise.
September 17, 2012 Kids' high salt consumption is putting them at risk for illnesses linked to high blood pressure. The association between salt and blood pressure was highest in kids who are already overweight, the CDC says.
September 14, 2012 As more people get interested in managing their own health and experimenting with new diets, some are testing their cholesterol on their own, and posting results in online forums where they get feedback on how to improve their scores.
September 12, 2012 McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.