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Slow Down at Mealtime to Avoid Overeating

A new study published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, has revealed that eating fast rather than slow limits the release of hormones in the gut that trigger the feeling of being full. In the study, ...

Does Your Child Have a Healthy BMI? Calculate it Here

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a figure used by doctors and health practitioners to determine the general health status of an individual. The figure assumes that an individual with a higher BMI will have a higher percentage of body fat. This implies th...

Pregnant Obese Women Shouldn't Gain Weight, Study Suggests

Experts disagree on weight gain guidelines. Credit: Tobyotter, Flickr
A four-year study, launched in October by Kaiser Permanente, has begun working with obese pregnant women to ensure that they gain little or no additional weight during preg...

Post-Baby Curves are the New Sexy

Whether it was the designers dictating style or giving women what they asked for, for far too long the popular look has been all but anorexic, with the "heroin chic" trend of the 90's being the most extreme example. Models and movie stars have been, ...

Naomi Watts says Breastfeeding Lead to Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

As you may recall it's only been a few weeks since actress Naomi Watts had her second child. The Mulholland Drive star and beau Liev Schreiber welcomed son Samuel on December 13; recently, they spotted on the red carpet promoting Schreiber's latest e...

Acupuncture and Pregnancy?

Being pregnant is a beautiful, wonderful thing. It can also be a pain in the--well, it can be a pain in a lot of places. Those of us who've tackled the trail more than once can attest to back problems, leg problems, headaches and swelling places we d...

England to pay parents to walk to school

My son's school is a little over three miles from our house; according to Google Maps, it would take about an hour to walk there. Unfortunately, we don't have that kind of time in the morning nor could the kids handle such a trek and still have a pro...

Weighty pregnancy makes for weighty baby

According to new research, women who gain too much weight during pregnancy run the risk of delivering fat babies. Of 40,000 U.S. women studied, one in five was found to be overweight during pregnancy and running the risk of delivering a baby weighin...

Will obesity in a pregnant woman sway her kid's vote?

I gotta tell ya, after reading this article, it's doubtful. Possible, sure--anything is--but doubtful. I love Olivia Judson, the biologist and oft-contributor to the New York Times. She brings out the science nerd buried not so far within me. Her ...

Does Kate Moss want more kids?

Kate Moss has been known for a lot of things. In the eighties she was the face of the Calvin Klein fragrance Obsession. She was a supermodel. She was constantly embattled over her (lack of) weight. Then she had a child, and normalcy returned, un...

Keira Knightley wants to get pregnant

(Pregnant but super-thin? See which celebs might be "pregorexic") Well, that is not exactly true. Keira Knightley said that she should get pregnant, though, so people will stop talking about her weight. The actress is constantly battling rumors tha...

New York schools will monitor students' weight

(Click the photo for 5 Must-Know Kids Health Facts) New York Schools will soon be tracking more than reading, writing, and arithmetic, they'll also be watching students' waistlines. Starting this fall, New York Schools (excluding New York City) w...

Kids meals priced by weight

The management of the Oulton Hall Hotel near Leads in the UK have an odd sense of humor. They thought they would have a 'bit of fun' and make parents pay for their children's Sunday dinner based on weight. Not the weight of the food the child consume...

"Pregorexia" takes moms by storm

(Click the photo to see which celebs might be "pregorexic") It seems like it should be common sense. Don't diet while pregnant. Yet for many moms these days that seems to be the trend. Many of them are successful at it--but at what cost to their un...

British schools ban the word "obese"

Officials in the UK have chosen to ban the word "obese" from letters being sent to parents about their children's weight. Instead the parents of these children will receive a letter saying such children are "very overweight." The move is being called...

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