April 3, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association just 

February 12, 2019

Just in time for one of the most sugar-centric days of the year, this: By the time a child is 10, it’s likely they’ve consumed the recommended allowance of sugar for an 18-year-old, according to a recent 

January 17, 2018

Globally 2 billion people are overweight, says a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at UW Medicine in Seattle.

illustration of overweight man and woman
January 18, 2018

Globally, 2 billion people are overweight. Obesity is strongly influenced by the amount of sugar we consume in our daily diets, says Dr. Judy Chen of the UW Medicine Weight Loss Management Center. 

Anne McTiernan was sent off to boarding school at the age of four. Emotionally starved, she went on to struggle with food, body image and weight fluctuations for more than a decade.

JAMA and JAMA Surgery have published studies reporting postoperative experiences of bariatric-surgery patients.

If you’re among the ranks of senior citizens diagnosed as medically frail, it might be in your interest to carry a few more pounds, according to two studies led at the University of Washington.

Nearly 90 percent of people with prediabetes are unaware they have it and are in danger of developing Type 2 diabetes.  A simple screening can identify those at risk.

Obesity appears to play a role in the for higher rates of prostate cancer observed among African American men, suggests a new U.S. study.

The world is getting fatter, and – despite progress in many countries – more people than ever are smoking. Marie Ng of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation led efforts to gather the evidence for these findings. 


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