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

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

Can You Be Obese and Heart-Healthy?

A new study dismantles the "obesity paradox," which claims that being obese doesn't necessarily raise heart risk. The research finds that obesity does raise risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

Your Health

Make Losing Weight a Family Affair

Is your family struggling with overweight or obesity?

Your Wellness

Night Eating Syndrome Is a Real Thing

Some people wait until night when no one's looking to consume a large portion of their day's calories. These people may have night eating syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome

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

Those With 'Obesity Genes' May Gain Most From Healthy Eating

Though healthy eating is good for everyone, those who have genes that put them at high risk for obesity might benefit the most.

Metabolic Syndrome

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese

Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.

Metabolic Syndrome

Obesity Linked to 13 Types of Cancer

There's a link between obesity and 40 percent of all the cancers diagnosed in the United States, health officials reported Tuesday.

Metabolic Syndrome

U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity

A U.S. adult who is "healthy" but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates.

Metabolic Syndrome