NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite public health progress in cutting calories, as well as salt and fat from fast foods and supermarket products, neighborhood restaurants are still packing big helpings of each into their meals, a trio of studies suggests. Full story
Dr. Molly Bray, a geneticist at University of Alabama at Birmingham, tells NBC’s Nancy Snyderman obesity risk is linked to environment and DNA and learning that is empowering to people who may have trouble sticking with an exercise program.
Geneticist Molly Bray, who has isolated millions of DNA samples from thousands of subjects, found that people with one type of FTO sequence are more likely to keep exercising while those with a different type of sequence are more likely to give up. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
Yale Prevention Research Center's Dr. David Katz talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about addressing and eliminating obesity and tips for eating healthier.
Yale Prevention Research Center's Dr. David Katz and the Rev. Al Sharpton join Morning Joe to discuss the country's obesity crisis and what to do about it.
In Mika Brzezinski's latest book "Obsessed," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., tells her story of a life-changing moment where she knew she needed to improve her physical health. Sen. McCaskill joins Morning Joe to discuss her weight-loss journey.
The TODAY anchors chat about the hot topics of the day, including a new study from Sweden suggesting that by sucking your child’s pacifier clean and giving it back to them, you could help them avoid eczema and asthma.
Morning Joe kicks off the release of "Obsessed," Mika Brzezinski's new book on food obession, with a discussion of her reasons for writing the book.
FILE - MARCH 11, 2013: It was reported that a state judge has blocked New York City from moving forward with Mayor Bloomberg's large sugary drink ban which would go in effect tomorrow March 11, 2013. NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: Andrea Herbert attends a protest billed as the `'Million Big Gulp March
Mark Mastrov, founder, 24 Hour Fitness speaks at the An Unhealthy America: Obesity and the Economic Implications of Chronic Disease panel at 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills California April 28, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Eric Moore attends a protest billed as the `'Million Big Gulp March" in lower Manhattan which is opposed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to prohibit licensed food service establishments from using containers larger than 16 ounces on Monday in New York City. In an attempt by the administration
Will New York's proposed ban on soda help fight obesity? Our cartoonists weigh in.