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How does BMI change your COVID-19 risk? The answer reveals how little we know about body fat and health.
A body of literature challenges the notion that being fat is directly correlated with being unhealthy.
Fat-shaming only makes the obesity epidemic worse
Despite what TV pundits might tell you.
2.2 billion people are overweight and sick, but we’re still measuring them by a terrible metric
We could save lives by getting rid of BMI.
People Who Are Obese Are Much Less Likely To Get Dementia With Age
A good reason to keep the chub on
Anti-Obesity Pill Swells in Your Stomach, Making You Full Before You Even Start Eating
The gelatinous capsule has passed its first human trials
The Unusual Suspects
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
Hunting The Elusive Fat Pill
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution...
Obese People, Pets and Horses, Too
More than half of grazing horses are overweight, according to a new study