Metabolic syndrome is not a disease, but a clustering or "constellation" of health markers related to weight, lack of exercise and genetics. READ MORE

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

My childhood abuse caused disordered eating and weight gain, but I learned how to heal

Real Women, Real Stories

The Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes

Having gestational diabetes increases health risks for you and your baby. Here's what you need to know.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

COVID-19 Reveals How Obesity Harms the Body in Real Time, Not Just Over a Lifetime

New research shows that obesity not only increases your risk of being sicker and dying from COVID-19, but of getting infected in the first place

Nutrition & Movement

The Connection Between Obesity and COVID-19

People with obesity face greater risk of developing many diseases, including Covid-19. Here's how to begin your weight loss journey.

Nutrition & Movement

Can’t Sleep Due to COVID-19 Stress?

Try these sleep hygiene practices to get more zzz's.

Your Wellness

America's Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

In America, the promise of the coronavirus vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.

Your Health

Hidden Drugs And Danger Lurk In Over-The-Counter Supplements, Study Finds

Over the counter drugs and supplements may contain dangerous toxins or unapproved drug ingredients, so people who take them may be risking serious health problems.

Nutrition & Movement

The Ideal Weight Makes for a Healthier Pregnancy

If you're overweight and thinking of starting a family, there's compelling evidence that you should lose the excess pounds before you get pregnant.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

U.S. Child Obesity Levels Not Falling After All

Despite some promising reports in recent years, it seems the U.S. childhood obesity problem is not turning a corner. New research finds no evidence of any sustained improvements in childhood obesity.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

More U.S. Women Obese Before Pregnancy

Prepregnancy weights continue to rise in the United States, with less than half of women at a healthy size before conception, U.S. health officials report.

Pregnancy & Postpartum