Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

Approximately 4,000 die each year in Israel from obesity; a quarter of adult population suffers from disease not due to behavioral weakness.Mordechai Sones, 5/16/2018, 2:21 PM

London bagel shop fights plan to replace it with obesity clinic

Jewish shop vows not to move after landlord plans to turn building into anti-obesity clinic.JTA, 3/24/2018, 10:09 PM

Colorectal cancer risk may be related to weight in adolescence

Huge cohort study finds overweight, obese teens have 50% higher risk of colorectal cancers down the line.Chana Roberts, 7/28/2017, 11:15 AM

Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

Weizmann Institute researchers investigated the phenomenon of post-diet weight gain, the"yo-yo effect" and discovered a possible cure.Yoel Domb, 11/24/2016, 6:30 PM

70% of soldiers gain weight during their service

Knesset Health Committee gathers forces from across country to fight obesity and diabetes as problem affects 15% of populace.Ido Ben Porat, 1/12/2016, 1:18 PM

Heaviest Man Alive Airlifted to Hospital in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King intervenes to help transfer a 1,345 pound young man from his bed to a medical center in the country's capital.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/20/2013, 7:45 PM

New Study Shows A Few Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer

A new analysis of nearly three million adults showed that people who are overweight or slightly obese may live longer. , 1/2/2013, 8:17 PM

Americans Are Fat, Reports Gallup ‘Well-Being Index’

Call it overweight or call it obese, but in old-fashioned English, American are fat – in all 50 states, says Gallup’s “well-being index.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/20/2012, 8:27 PM

NYC to Ban Big Sugary Drinks, Combat Obesity

NYC's Mayor Bloomberg is working on ways to keep things healthy by planning a ban on jumbo sugary drinks in numerous venues.Chana Ya'ar, 5/31/2012, 8:47 AM

Israeli Scientists: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout

A new study by Israeli scientists finds that obesity can lead to depression and greater burnout at work.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R, 2/23/2012, 10:18 PM