Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.
Study: Many Obese Teens Were Overweight As 5 Year OldsMore than one third of American children are overweight or obese, and a new study shows signs of this health problem can be detected earlier than you might think.
Good Question: Are There Health Benefits To The Cold?Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. "We don't see Lyme disease, we don't see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor," Manders said.
Good Question: Why Do Women Get Cellulite?Every year, people spend billions of dollars trying to get rid of cellulite, a condition that occurs in 70-90 percent of women. Men get it too, but it's very rare. So, that had us wondering: Why do women get cellulite? According to Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinic, the big reason is hormones. Estrogen means women tend to have more fat than men, but where they store it and the structure of the skin play major contributing factors.
Minn. Teen Loses 165 Pounds, Becomes Inspiration For Others OnlineOne-third of all kids and teenagers are considered overweight or obese. Yet we hardly ever hear about kids who've lost a lot of weight. Frozen dinners aren’t what most 15-year-olds eat. But Nate St. Martin isn't like most teenagers.
How Reliable Is The Scale For Our Weight?Most of us go through the battle of the bulge at one point or another. Stepping on and off the scale, many worry about what that number staring back will be.
New Report Debunks Common Weight Loss Misconceptions Losing weight is tough, and there's so much information about dieting that it’s hard to know what's true and what's not.
Health Expert Says Fat Is 'Awesome'The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. One registered dietitian says that's not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin.
Researchers: Formula Can Predict Childhood Obesity Researchers say a simple formula can predict a newborn's chances of becoming obese in childhood.
The Worst, Fattiest Fall FoodsThis is the time of year when we start cooking up those comfort foods. But when things are starting to get spooky for Halloween, WebMD says there are some fall foods you should be just as scared about.
Report: 50 Percent Of Minnesotans Could Be Obese By 2030A new report forecasts that obesity rates will dramatically increase in every state in the country over the next 20 years.
FDA Approves New Treatment To Battle CelluliteThe Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment to combat cellulite called "Cellulaze."