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08

Apr

Yale University threatens to expel student for being too skinnyFrances Chan hopes her plight will force the school to reevaluate how a student’s health is measured.

Yale University threatens to expel student for being too skinny
Frances Chan hopes her plight will force the school to reevaluate how a student’s health is measured.

10

Oct

'Baywatch' cast recalls contract weight clauseStars from the hit series discussed some of the behind-the-scenes drama during a 25th anniversary reunion.

'Baywatch' cast recalls contract weight clause
Stars from the hit series discussed some of the behind-the-scenes drama during a 25th anniversary reunion.

24

Sep

Most people think they eat better than most other people, new survey revealsThe poll also identifies the top reasons people don’t try harder to control their weight.

Most people think they eat better than most other people, new survey reveals
The poll also identifies the top reasons people don’t try harder to control their weight.

07

May

Weight gain may change your personality
Weight gain was associated with increases in both impulsive and thoughtful behaviors.

Weight gain may change your personality

Weight gain was associated with increases in both impulsive and thoughtful behaviors.

05

Jan


 A little extra fat may actually prolong life 



A new study finds a link between being slightly overweight and living longer.
A new study finds a link between being slightly overweight and living longer.

19

Oct

More than a handful of female TV and screen stars say “No Way!” to fat-shaming, each in their own way.

More than a handful of female TV and screen stars say “No Way!” to fat-shaming, each in their own way.

09

Aug

Stressed-out guys dig heavier womenScientists suspect that stressed men see a heavier, more mature body types indicates that the woman can handle rough patches.

Stressed-out guys dig heavier women
Scientists suspect that stressed men see a heavier, more mature body types indicates that the woman can handle rough patches.

21

Jun

Eating disorders and weight worries plague women over 50Almost 80 percent of women over 50 said that their weight played a role in their self-image, indicating that body image issues aren’t only youth-centric.

Eating disorders and weight worries plague women over 50
Almost 80 percent of women over 50 said that their weight played a role in their self-image, indicating that body image issues aren’t only youth-centric.

18

Jun

How much does humanity weigh?North America had the highest average body mass of any continent with 178 pounds.

How much does humanity weigh?
North America had the highest average body mass of any continent with 178 pounds.

12

May

In an article published this winter, researchers questioned 500 primary care physicians to determine the impact of a physician’s own body mass index. The results are thought-provoking: Overweight doctors were 40 percent less likely to counsel patients about weight loss and a striking 92 percent less likely to record a patient’s obesity in their notes.

In an article published this winter, researchers questioned 500 primary care physicians to determine the impact of a physician’s own body mass index. The results are thought-provoking: Overweight doctors were 40 percent less likely to counsel patients about weight loss and a striking 92 percent less likely to record a patient’s obesity in their notes.