| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that fatty liver disease is becoming common in young children. What's the cause of this condition? How is it diagnosed, and can it be reversed?
ANSWER: The number of children who have fatty liver disease is rising....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:32 PM
California kids under 12 are drinking fewer sodas and sports drinks than they were a few years ago, but more teenagers are downing at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day than in 2005 to 2007, according to a report Thursday.
Forty-one percent of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Ruben Studdard has made a name for himself as the Velvet Teddy Bear after winning "American Idol."
But if the balladeer is going to reach his goal of becoming the best in the world he needs to drop the weight for good. And he's ready to do that on...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Hey, world. Kim Kardashian just gave you the middle finger. Did you flinch?
It just happened to be in the form of her rotund backside squeezed into a skimpy white swimsuit. Or so she said.
The recently engaged "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:54 PM
When Jay Smith fell off his jogging routine, he gained 25 pounds and saw his average blood sugar level climb into dangerous territory.
So Smith, a 48-year-old Type 1 diabetic, did what many people do when they need to get in shape: He began a diet and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The weight loss that follows a successful bariatric surgery makes most patients feel younger. But a new study suggests that following bariatric surgery, some patients show signs of being biologically younger, as well.
At Stanford University, researchers...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Chicago-based chef Graham Elliot is showing off his new physique. The "Master Chef" judge took to Twitter on Thursday to share a photo of his drastic weight loss results after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy in July.
Elliot tweeted that he now weighs...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The 40-50 pounds that Christian Bale packed on to play inveterate conman Irving Rosenfeld in David O. Russell's upcoming "American Hustle" appears all the more shocking when juxtaposed with the actor's reedthin crackhead Dicky Eklund in "The Fighter," his...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has made a fortune marketing himself as a truth teller who reveals secrets that the rich and powerful want to keep from the public.
Hawking everything from financial advice to weight-loss solutions, the smooth-...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Jillian apologized, and all her team cared about was getting back into the gym. Ruben returned, and there didn't seem to be a big rush to get him back into the gym, despite his less-than-stellar weight-loss numbers.
Instead, the rush seemed to be on...