Losing and maintaining a healthy weight is a significant challenge for some people, scientists said.
A study conducted mostly by researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery to help them lose weight were less likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma.
The "fatness" of each state has been revealed in a report compiled by WalletHub, using data from various government and academic sources.
'Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food' an author of the study told Newsweek.
The research involved over 1 million children.
A recently-published study found an association between living near spaces with more plants and a lower risk of obesity and heart disease.
Celebrities and media figures weighed in after James Corden ridiculed fellow late-night TV host Bill Maher over a "fat-shaming" segment in which Maher said overweight Americans should be criticized and not simply accepted.
"There are specific brain mechanisms that get activated when we expose ourselves to specific type of foods," study leader Sabrina Diano said.
There were other associated benefits of drinking red wine too.
There are more smartphones on the planet than people.
"Patterns of eating, and not just what you eat, may be important for achieving a healthy weight," a scientist explained.
"By losing weight, people may be able to stave off aging of their brains and potentially the memory and thinking problems that can come along with brain aging," an author of a new study has said.
Scientists looked at how what is known as an obesogenic environment affects a person's chances of becoming obese.
Dean McDermott slammed social media trolls who commented on his son's body image.
The period in which a kid's brain stops consuming so much fuel comes with the risk of becoming obese, scientists hypothesize.
Scientists studied 100 people during the indulgent period spanning Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
Obesity takes a decade off a person's life span, on average, and it afflicts a third of Americans. That means it's on track to rob the current U.S. population of a billion years of life. Dr. Jamy Ard wants to use digital technology to win some of those years back.
"Obesity is the single biggest threat to our pets' health," said one veterinarian.
The risk of developing six obesity-related cancers has increased for young American adults in comparison to older generations.
"The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change" from 'The Lancet' Commission argues corporations must no longer pursue short-term profit.
British academics warned health care legislators "the Effects of Internet Memes" are among the most troubling factors behind "unhealthy lifestyles" and exacerbation of U.K. obesity rates.
As temperatures increase and changes in rainfall patterns continue, crops such as rice, wheat and corn will fail to meet demand.
Mice in the study lost 10 percent of their weight in one week.
The mice weren't obese and didn't develop the expected diseases.