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Kardashian Sisters Sued Over Endorsement of Weight-Loss Product

Kardashian Sisters Sued Over Endorsement of Weight-Loss Product

Don Arnold/WireImage(NEW YORK) — A New York-based law firm has followed through on a threat to file a class-action lawsuit against Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian over their endorsement of the weight-loss product QuickTrim.According to E! Online, B…

Paula Deen, Who’s Diabetic, Drops Two Sizes

Paula Deen, Who’s Diabetic, Drops Two Sizes

Serg Alexander/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Six weeks after announcing she had type 2 diabetes, Paula Deen said she’s shedding weight by moving more and eating less.“I’ve dropped two pant sizes, and I feel great,” the 64-year-old…

How Independent Spirit Awards Host Seth Rogen Stays Slim

How Independent Spirit Awards Host Seth Rogen Stays Slim

Theo Wargo/Getty Images(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — The Artist swept the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, racking up a new set of trophies in the home stretch to the Oscars. But backstage, the talk wasn’t just about the winners.ABCNews.com caught…

Qnexa Ruling Renews Debate About Its Risks and Benefits

Qnexa Ruling Renews Debate About Its Risks and Benefits

FDA/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The decision by a federal advisory panel to recommend Qnexa for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is drawing praise and criticism from obesity and diet experts, reflecting a still-hot debate on …

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Diet Drug Qnexa

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Diet Drug Qnexa

FDA/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee Wednesday recommended approval of the weight loss drug Qnexa, a treatment many hope will help millions of Americans who struggle with obesity.In voting 20-…

FDA to Reconsider Once-Rejected Diet Drug

FDA to Reconsider Once-Rejected Diet Drug

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the search for treatments to fight obesity, regulators have turned their attention to a diet drug that has already failed to receive government approval as a weight-loss treatment.Next week, a panel of advisers to …

Japan Concerned by Rate of Underweight Female Population

Japan Concerned by Rate of Underweight Female Population

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Americans may be battling the bulge, but the Japanese are struggling to expand their waistlines.The Health Ministry said the number of young, skinny women has risen to troubling levels.  A record 29 percent of…

Alec Baldwin Among 79 Million Pre-Diabetic Americans

Alec Baldwin Among 79 Million Pre-Diabetic Americans

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A diagnosis of pre-diabetes last May gave award-winning actor Alec Baldwin the motivation to trim 30 pounds from a physique that, along with chiseled features, once earned him a place among People magazin…

Woman’s Journey to a Stunning 500-Pound Weight Loss

Woman’s Journey to a Stunning 500-Pound Weight Loss

ABC News(LIVINGSTON, Texas) — To say Melissa Morris led a normal life would be far from the truth.Weighing in at nearly 700 pounds, her life was anything but normal.”I didn’t get up to make myself food.  Somebody always brought me something,” Mor…

‘Fat Chef’ Says TV Show Helped Cure His Diabetes

‘Fat Chef’ Says TV Show Helped Cure His Diabetes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In many respects, pastry chef Michael Mignano’s job was killing him. Constantly surrounded by sugar and carbs, the owner of the Main Street Bakery in Port Washington, N.Y., said years of late nights in restaurant kitchens, followe…

Why Brown Fat Is No Obesity Cure…Yet

Why Brown Fat Is No Obesity Cure…Yet

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you were asked to envision a dream solution for the obesity epidemic, you couldn’t do much better than the concept of calorie-burning fat — in other words, “good” fat in the body that essent…

US Obesity Rates Level Off, Remain High

US Obesity Rates Level Off, Remain High

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The good news is that obesity rates overall among children and adults appear to be leveling off. But the bad news is that these rates have consistently remained high since 2003, a black eye for those who have wor…

New Year, New You: Get Fit for Less Than $50

New Year, New You: Get Fit for Less Than $50

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Looking for ways to jump-start your health in the New Year?  Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to save money and to lose weight, but gym membership fees can be pricey.Instead of spending…

Trainer Chris Powell’s Tips for Eating Carbs to Drop the Pounds

Trainer Chris Powell’s Tips for Eating Carbs to Drop the Pounds

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Chris Powell, the trainer behind the miraculous weight-loss transformations on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, says people looking to lose weight in the New Year don’t need to run away from carbohydrates l…

Top Weight Loss Plans Revealed in 2012 ‘Best Diets’ Listings

Top Weight Loss Plans Revealed in 2012 ‘Best Diets’ Listings

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just in time for those whose New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight, U.S. News & World Report has released the 2012 edition of its Best Diets rankings.And with a new year comes a new centerpiece for the ranki…

How Much Protein Helps with Weight Loss?

How Much Protein Helps with Weight Loss?

Creatas/Thinkstock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — It’s no secret that consuming excess calories leads to excess body fat, and new research suggests that, despite the belief that packing in a lot of protein can pack on the pounds, protein intake may actuall…

Jennifer Hudson Shows Dramatic Weight Loss in New Ad

Jennifer Hudson Shows Dramatic Weight Loss in New Ad

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The results of Jennifer Hudson’s body transformation have never been more apparent than in her latest Weight Watchers commercial, in which she sings alongside a heavier version of herself.On the left, Hu…

Five Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know

Five Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New Year brings new resolutions to slim down and shape up, but if you are one of the 50 percent of women in the U.S. classified as petite — 5’4″ or under — you face unique challenges when tryin…

Snacking Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Snacking Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Brian Leatart/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It can be easy to lose count of calories when you’re sipping on eggnog and snacking on other treats during the holidays.  Harley Pasternak, of the new ABC show The Revolution, has healthier versions of…

Amazing Superfoods that Taste Great

Amazing Superfoods that Taste Great

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — After January 1 rolls around, it’s time to start eating foods that are a little more nutritious than champagne and candy canes.  Keith Ayoob, associate professor of pediatrics at Albert…

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