Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.
Abdominal, or visceral, fat — weight centered at and above the waist — poses a threat to a person’s health.
Obesity is not merely a cosmetic issue. Excess weight increases the risk of many diseases:
BMI and waist size are used to calculate disease risk
Growing portion sizes are changing what Americans think of as a "normal" portion, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Foods high in protein are not only healthy, they tend to be more filling and keep you full longer.
Knowing how to read nutrition facts labels can help identify unhealthy foods and beverages.
Unhealthy eating is linked to emotional problems
The transtheoretical model defines five stages a person goes through to change unhealthy behavior
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's popular free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, is now available for Android platform. The Apple Blueberry Crisp recipe is one sample of the recipes available on the app.
Baby boomers might think that the days of vaccinations are way behind them. Not so fast, according to Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of The Dimock Center. “You have to check the titers,” she explained.
Ernie Green, 75, was a force to be reckoned with on the football field. He played seven seasons for the Cleveland Browns, and has two Pro Bowl appearances under his belt.
The food festival will showcase local farmers, restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks and organizations focused on healthy food and fitness in New England.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women.