Vaccines can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, leaving them more vulnerable to infection and illness.
Physical inactivity is defined as not doing in any leisure-time physical activities over the last month – activities such as walking for exercise or gardening.
Your body mass index — or BMI — when you’re young does a better job predicting whether you will be obese later in life than your genes.
Several states 60% of adults will be obese. In states with the lowest rates, 40% of adults will be obese. About a quarter of US adults will be severely obese.
Seems like an easy question, until you take a closer look. Then things get messy. Measles is an easy call. What about obesity or the changes of normal aging?
Two-liter bottle of soda increased 64 percent; price of diet drinks jumped, too
While there are benefits and downsides of measuring kids’ height and weight at school, the pros outweigh the cons.