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Body Criticism of "Hunger Games" Actress ‘Toxic,’ Psychologists Say

Body Criticism of "Hunger Games" Actress ‘Toxic,’ Psychologists SayKevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Psychologists are calling the criticism that Jennifer Lawrence appeared too heavy in The Hunger Games “toxic” and “dangerous” for the film and the book franchise’s many teenage fans.M...

Diet Soda Cause for Health Concerns in Older Adults?

Diet Soda Cause for Health Concerns in Older Adults?Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Diet sodas are popular among weight watchers, with millions of people drinking it to stave off calories. But is it possible some are paying a price in their health? New research suggests the low calories could come wit...

We All Scream for Ice Cream, But Can We Become Addicted?

We All Scream for Ice Cream, But Can We Become Addicted?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EUGENE, Wash.) -- There are people who say that for them, food is like a drug, and a new study suggests that high-calorie foods like ice cream can affect the brain in some of the ways drugs do.Researchers Kyle Burger and Eric Sti...

Japan Concerned by Rate of Underweight Female Population

Japan Concerned by Rate of Underweight Female PopulationBrand 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...

Child Obesity Grows: School Desks Too Small for Heavier US Kids

Child Obesity Grows: School Desks Too Small for Heavier US KidsComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s starting to show in U.S. classrooms as more children are proving too la...

How to Eat Skinny? Dine With A Healthy Eater

How to Eat Skinny? Dine With A Healthy EaterJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NIJMEGEN, Netherlands) -- Do you eat more when you are dining a deux?Chances are you do, according to new research published in the journal PLoS One. People tend to take bites in sync with a dining partner, rather than eat at t...

Seven Secrets to Keep Your Pet Trim

Seven Secrets to Keep Your Pet TrimiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Humans aren't the only ones waging a fight against fat.  Man's best four-legged friends are waging the obesity battle too.According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half our nation's dogs and cats are...

Most Models Meet Criteria for Anorexia, Magazine Says

Most Models Meet Criteria for Anorexia, Magazine SaysiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Most runway models meet the body mass index criteria for anorexia, according to an editorial pictorial in the January issue of PLUS Model magazine.Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less th...

Congressman Regrets First Lady Weight Remarks

Congressman Regrets First Lady Weight RemarksAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner was overheard at the airport remarking on the size of Michelle Obama’s behind. The Washington media gossip website Fishbowl DC reports that Sensenbrenner, a Republican from Wisconsin, s...
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