obesity

“Losers” Gain Weight Back
"The Biggest Loser" is a reality show on  NBC that challenges overweight contestants to lose pounds. The contestants compete for a cash prize. Mark Kruger, of Dartmouth, and Jay Kruger, of New Bedford, competed in Season 5, after they were spotted outside Fenway Park by a cast…
Lose A Third Of Body Fat
I can't stand it! Did you know you can lose a third of body fat by simply standing? Researchers at the University of Texas have found that standing for up to 6 hours per day can cut fat levels by a third! This is an amazing find! Cutting down on sitting also slashes the risk of becoming over we…
Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up In Massachusetts
A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime but continued problems with heroin deaths, rising childhood asthma and obesity.
The Massachusetts Health Council report, citing FBI crime reports, said that the state's murder rate fell by 34% and all violent crime fell by…
Obesity Rates Drop For Toddlers
There's another sign that childhood obesity may be on the decline nationwide.
 
    A government study finds that obesity among children ages two to five has dropped to 8 percent -- from 14 percent a decade ago. But the decline was only seen in pre-schoolers, not in older chil…

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