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Scientists Cook Up World’s Healthiest Meal

Scientists Cook Up World’s Healthiest Meal

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Scientists have cooked up what they are calling the world’s healthiest meal.Leatherhead Food Research, an independent research company in the U.K., incorporated 222 food health claims approved by the…

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new surgical weight-loss procedure is now available to women who are looking to slim down and lose 25 to 70 pounds.Dr. Tom Lavin, founder of Surgical Specialists in Louisiana, is a pioneer behind the hottest n…

Top 5 Weight-Loss Mistakes to Avoid

Top 5 Weight-Loss Mistakes to Avoid

Fit2Fat2Fit.com(NEW YORK) — A little more than a year ago, personal trainer Drew Manning stopped working out, and started eating fast food, white bread, sugary cereal and soda.Manning, a self-proclaimed fitness addict, started the weight-gain journey …

Airbus to Offer Extra-Wide Seats on New Planes

Airbus to Offer Extra-Wide Seats on New Planes

Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BLAGNAC, France) — Airbus is trying to make the friendly skies a bit more comfortable for large — and encumbered — people, and more profitable for U.S. airlines.The main subsidiary of European aerospace giant E…

CDC Shows Burger Size Has Tripled in Last 50 Years

CDC Shows Burger Size Has Tripled in Last 50 Years

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new graphic from the CDC shows how the size of a burger has tripled over the past 50 years. Today’s average fast food burger clocks in at 12 ounces, compared to the mere 3.9 ounces it weighed in the 1950s. Burgers wer…

How Colored Potato Chips Slow Snacking

How Colored Potato Chips Slow Snacking

Robyn Wishna/Cornell Food and Brand Lab(NEW YORK) — Once you pop open a stack of potato chips, it can sometimes be hard to stop until you suddenly realize you are scraping the bottom of the can.  Now, new research suggests that inserting colored …

Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss

Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — Celebrity chef Paula Deen has revamped her diet and lost 30 pounds, she told the co-hosts of The View Monday.Monday’s episode, which took a look at increasing American obesity rates, was titled “The Fat Show…

Fatty Liver Disease Rises Among Heaviest Teens

Fatty Liver Disease Rises Among Heaviest Teens

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Nearly 10 percent of U.S. teens have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a largely silent accumulation of fat in their liver cells that puts them at risk for developing later cardiovascular disease and additional liv…

Obese and Pregnant: Dieting Safe for Mom, Baby

Obese and Pregnant: Dieting Safe for Mom, Baby

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At a time when women are “eating for two,” dieting can safely lower the health risks of obesity during pregnancy, according to a new study.British researchers reviewed data from 44 trials involving 7,278 women to determ…

‘Obese & Expecting’: Weight Ups Risks for Mom, Baby

‘Obese & Expecting’: Weight Ups Risks for Mom, Baby

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One more worry in the country’s obesity crisis: a new documentary highlights the perils of extra pounds during pregnancy.The TLC special, Obese & Expecting, follows four obese women through complicated pregnancie…

Can a ‘Fat Tax’ Help Lower Obesity?

Can a ‘Fat Tax’ Help Lower Obesity?

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Adding a high tax on unhealthy food and drinks may help slow the rising rates of obesity, according to a new study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal.  Previous studies suggest that the sharp tax increase…

HBO’s "Weight of the Nation": A New Solution to an Old Problem?

HBO’s "Weight of the Nation": A New Solution to an Old Problem?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Obesity.  We know the word.  We know more than a third of American’s are obese.  We know that the United States is facing an epidemic.  And we know more energy out than calories in help us lose …

After Foster Care, Weight Loss, Obese Boy Returned to Mother’s Care

After Foster Care, Weight Loss, Obese Boy Returned to Mother’s Care

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — An Ohio boy has been returned to his mother’s care more than five months after he was placed in foster care by county officials who said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight, reports the …

‘Social Jet Lag’ Can Figure Into Obesity

‘Social Jet Lag’ Can Figure Into Obesity

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As many working people and students can attest, the sound of the alarm clock in the morning can mean an unpleasant jolt out of a nice deep sleep. And disrupting the body’s internal clock in this way can lead to…

Fat Forecast: 42% of Americans Obese by 2030

Fat Forecast: 42% of Americans Obese by 2030

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — About 32 million more Americans will become obese by 2030, upping obesity rates to 42 percent of the U.S. population, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report…

‘Too Fat To Fly’ Passenger Sues Southwest Airlines For ‘Discriminatory Actions’

‘Too Fat To Fly’ Passenger Sues Southwest Airlines For ‘Discriminatory Actions’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Kenlie Tiggeman, the overweight passenger who garnered national attention last May after she claimed a Southwest gate agent told her she was “too fat to fly,” is now suing the airline.Tiggeman, who lives in …

Tasty Food Fuels Run for Second Helping

Tasty Food Fuels Run for Second Helping

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who fill up on tasty treats are more likely to return for seconds than those who eat food that’s boring and bland, a new study found.That may sound obvious, but Italian researchers used cookies, cakes and t…

Does Too Much Sleep Affect Weight?

Does Too Much Sleep Affect Weight?

Erik Snyder/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — Despite past research, getting more sleep may not be bad for the waistline. A new study found that getting more than nine hours of sleep a night could turn off some of the genetic activity linked to body weight. That’…

Five Ways to Teach Kids About Healthy Body Image

Five Ways to Teach Kids About Healthy Body Image

Hemera/ThinkstockBy DIANE HENDERIKS, Good Morning America Health Contributor(NEW YORK) — We turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or check out an ad on our favorite website…images of skinny female bodies are everywhere. We can hope our kids w…

School Breakfast Programs Panned for Feeding Kids Twice

School Breakfast Programs Panned for Feeding Kids Twice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Breakfast programs in New York City schools have come under attack for feeding schoolchildren who might have already eaten at home.While the programs provide healthy choices such as cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit, …

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