CHICAGO | The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.
The biggest cause of death in the region often follows a circuitry of life choices and genetics, with the final kill switch thrown by the victims themselves.
Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …
Beginning Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act will give millions of newly insured Americans access to health care, many for the first time.
As the focus turns from the manufactured shutdown/default crisis in Congress to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, there is one thing Hoosiers should focus on. Indiana is not a healthy state.
Indiana ranks in the bottom 10 in quality of life among the states in the U.S.
On the obstacle course of weight loss, many people get caught in the same spot again and again. Members of the medical community can help when trying to navigate the way to healthier living.
Dieting is frustrating for most of us, but for some, it’s nearly impossible. Bariatric, also known as weight-loss surgery, can be a viable option.
Coca-Cola's new ad-campaign targeting obesity has created a backlash in the science community. Scientists and marketing professors weigh in on the new ad and respond to the company's claim that it has improved the health content of its products.
Regardless of their diet, older adults are still at risk for obesity-related health concerns, as heart disease and hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, from Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, Pa.
The law sets weight minimums with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders that affect mostly young women, who go on extreme diets and are unable to eat normally.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Everyone could use a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to slim down. But if it means the government limiting junk food, the response is an overwhelming, "No."
Offering perspective on today's issues
So, once again, you resolve to lose weight for the New Year. There's an app for that; or, rather, more apps.
Hoosiers are heavier, smoke more and are increasingly diabetic, compared to a year ago.
Cats are known as mysterious creatures. While some of the things they do can be puzzling at times, you don't have to be a super sleuth to decode your pet's behaviors.
Some 3.7 million diabetics went blind over the last 10 years due to retina damage, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Approximately 7.7 million Americans are now affected by diabetic retinopathy, and the rate is predicted to climb to 11 million by 2030.
New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.
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