| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:40 AM
"The Biggest Loser" with pets?
Another reality show about weight loss may be on the horizon -- but with animals, not humans, shedding the pounds.
A recent casting call, posted on Craigslist, is seeking applicants for a potential show about pudgy...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:02 AM
McDonald's employees are being told via an online employee handbook that they shouldn't eat fast food, including the kind they prepare at the chain restaurants.
"While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:59 PM
It's 5 a.m. on a rooftop parking lot in downtown Santa Ana and the night sky is just beginning to fade. Under a lamp's orange glow, people in hoodies and sweat pants emerge from the stairwell, wiping the sleep from their eyes and hugging themselves...
| Jan 10, 2014
A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep weight down, in addition to offering other health benefits.
Researchers found that study participants who ate the most tree nuts -...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A comprehensive new look at how mothers fill their hours suggests it's time to revise the old saw "A man may work from sun to sun. But a woman's work is never done." The new saw should be, "24/7, there's something to see. Make your own bed, I'm watching...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:24 PM
For people with Type 2 diabetes who had hoped that their love handles might serve some purpose by reducing their risk of premature death, Harvard researchers have some bad news: The “obesity paradox” does not exist.
“We found no...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh less, and have healthier diets. They even have a lower carbon footprint. These were the impressive findings from the landmark study Adventist...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found.
Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:39 AM
After bariatric surgery, a mother and daughter have lost a total of 310 pounds
After a lifetime of unsuccessful dieting, Nancy Padilla and her daughter Nicole knew they had to do something different. And now, a year and a half after both underwent...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
(The following is excerpted from Liz's book "Dishing.")
Seven percent of Americans believe Elvis is alive. His estate still earns $35 million a year. Everyone has read how overweight we are. Diet-guilty, we watch, with tongues hanging out, as the current...
| Jan 18, 2014
Dear Amy: My mother is only slightly overweight and otherwise in good health. She has struggled with losing anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds for as long as I can remember.
Her best success has been with Weight Watchers, and with daily walks. My mom opens...