Stories tagged: weight
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7 a.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Actually, it is possible to be too thin
If you’re too fat or too thin, you die sooner. Barbie and all the other wannabe models are doing themselves as much harm as they would if they were mildly …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Egyptian woman, reported to weigh 1,100 pounds, to fly to Mumbai for weight-loss surgery
For more than two decades, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has not left her home in Egypt. But now the 36-year-old woman is set to travel 2,700 miles to Mumbai …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Belly up to the TV: Binge watching could lead to more stomach fat
For every hour and a half spent watching TV, abdominal fat increased by about 3 cubic centimeters, according to a study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Why are women losing the battle of the bulge?
After a national report this summer showed that women have surpassed men in obesity rates, doctors and obesity researchers are searching for answers to why women are struggling more than …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Woman gives birth to 14-pound, 4-ounce baby boy in Kansas
A woman has given birth to a boy weighing in at 14 pounds, 4 ounces in Hutchinson.
Tue., June 7, 2016
Dr. Zorba Paster: Low fat? Low carb? The trick, as always, is moderation
If you like carbs, go for carbs – just limit them. If you like fat, go for fat – but limit it. And overall, you still have to limit what …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Zorba Paster: Rethink what you drink
What every mom and every dad should say today, along with eat those veggies, should be, stop drinking your calories.
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Our culture’s view on bodies needs revising
As I read the six inspiring local weight loss stories in Tuesday’s paper, I noticed a commonality that gives me hope for the way our culture considers the human body. …
Tue., July 15, 2014
Doctors don’t address weight with firefighters
Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70 percent of firefighters are overweight or obese, and most of …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012
The 411 on 85210
It’s no secret that eating healthy food and working up a regular sweat prevent obesity – or that preventing obesity can help prevent chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
BMI represents piece of your health puzzle
At the center of a recently released study is an abbreviation that has been around since the 1800s, but many people have no idea what it means, or whether it …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012
Rock Doc: Retrain taste buds to like foods that are good for us
Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2012
Failed diets tied to high-fat foods’ effect on brain
SEATTLE – You’ve heard “a minute on the lips, years on the hips,” or some variation. But did it make you put down that frosted butter cookie? No? OK, here’s …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2011
Overcome temptations of holiday overeating
Thanksgiving is over and we find ourselves hip deep in the holiday season, full of good cheer and good food – sometimes too full. You may have overindulged at Thanksgiving, …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2010, 8:38 a.m.
Data: U.S. obesity rate high, but not rising
Raise a glass of diet soda, the nation’s obesity rate seems to have leveled off. But more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of children are overweight, and …