We're not the fattest state, but we're not the skinniest either.
And not only is weight an issue here, but Texas has some of the cities near the top of the list for high cholesterol and inactivity too. Uh oh.
If a survey-taker called and said she was doing research on obesity in the US and asked how much you weigh, would you tell the truth?
The South always gets a bad rap for having the biggest obesity problems, but now there's new evidence that shows perhaps we're just more honest! Some of the worst obesity problems in the US are said to be in southern states like Mississippi and Alabama, and Texas d
It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.
Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.
When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.
There has been a steady drop in in the cancer death rate in the United States, but obesity related cancers, such as kidney cancer, is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report.