April 4, 2011 The Coast Guard is raising its assumption about how much the average American weighs to 185 pounds, up 9 percent from the current benchmark of 160 pounds. The change will lower the number of people allowed on many passenger vessels.
March 11, 2011 The right sort of talk with your doctor could help get you on the road to weight loss. But many physicians are reluctant to bring it up, out of fear they might offend patients.
March 2, 2011 About one-quarter of Canadians are obese compared with more than one-third of Americans. The gap is narrower between men in both countries than it is for women. But people in both nations have become fatter since the 1980s.
February 17, 2011 In 1944, the U.S. Navy was worried about sailors wasting food. But, a poster from the time that encourages moderation on the chow line resonates today for a different reason.
July 29, 2010 Britain's public health minister said calling people fat would motivate more to lose weight.