Sleeping too little is bad for your health, but so is too much

Not getting enough shut-eye makes people vulnerable to obesity and other health risks.

“Surgery in a pill” mimics weight loss benefits of gastric band or bypass surgery

The amazing treatment could help thousands battling obesity and diabetes.

Weight gain is mostly controlled by what you eat — not genetics

This is good news, because it means we can change things.

Over 4% of English children are obese by the time they’re 11

Put down that burger and that soda!

An energy-dense diet changes the brain — makes rats hungrier and more prone to obesity

High-calorie foods not only cause obesity, they change the brain.

A fat belly is bad for your heart

BMI can be a misleading metric when it comes to obesity.

The soda tax works: After tax, Philadelphians are 40 percent less likely to drink soda every day

Sugar is bad for you — and apparently, adding a sugar tax does wonders for your heath.

Scientists find link between obesity and body temperature

Don’t blame it on the genes, though.

Scientists debunk ‘obesity paradox.’ No, you won’t live longer being overweight

A more thorough analysis suggests overweight and obese people don’t actually live longer than people of normal weight.

How your waterproof jacket might be making you fat

Chemicals commonly used in non-stick pans or stain-free clothing might promote obesity.

Junk food could be taxed like cigarettes or alcohol, researchers find

A tax on junk food could be a solution to the nation’s obesity problem.

Intensive weight management can put type 2 diabetes into remission

Want to get rid of diabetes? Just lose some weight.

Being overweight is even more harmful than we thought, new study shows

We knew that extra pounds are bad for your health, but a new study claims that we may have underestimated the effect.

Britain becomes Europe’s most obese country, as US maintains “leader” status worldwide

The Brits are still healthy overall, but obesity rates are reaching startling levels.

Stress could be as harmful to your gut’s health as junk food

Stress can trigger changes in the bacterial colonies that occupy the gut, similarly to obesity.

Obesity in U.S. reaches all-time high. Almost half of all Americans are obese, according to latest figures

Things are going from bad to worse.

Childhood obesity has grown by 1,000% worldwide in the last 40 years

We’re dealing with a worldwide crisis by now.

Knee arthritis has doubled since 1950, and we don’t really know why

Aging and obesity alone cannot explain it.

Overweight Asian Americans seen as “more American” than their thinner counterparts

Does that guy look American to you? Nah he’s too thin.

It’s not just humans — 1 in 3 US pets are also overweight

Just like humans, pets are becoming too overweight — and we need to improve this.