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It's not clear whether obesity causes brain changes or vice versa.

Researchers scanned obese teens’ brains and found damage in areas linked to emotion and reward

The small study supports earlier research that obesity is associated with changes in the brain, but which comes first isn't clear.
Children with siblings may have healthier eating habits than those who don't.

Only children are more likely to be overweight or obese than kids with siblings

A small study found "singletons" tend to eat more refined grains, empty calories, and sugary drinks than their peers with brothers and sisters.
Eleni Chechopoulos in one of her YouTube vlogs.

A wellness influencer told her Instagram followers that shampoo causes weight gain, but nutrition experts are calling her comments ‘madness̵...

Registered nutritionist Jenny Rosborough told Insider that the lack of regulation on social media is "the biggest problem."
A plant-based diet high in fiber is good for your gut, research shows.

Researchers may have figured out why vegan diets lead to weight and fat loss even if dieters don’t cut calories

In a new study, people who followed vegan diets lost body fat and reduced risk factors for diabetes. Their gut bacteria may be responsible.
We typically think of food waste as what we throw away. But new research says we should also include overeating.

A new study suggests obesity hurts the planet, but body positivity advocates say blaming individuals is short-sighted

A study claims the obesity and overeating harm the environment by wasting food. Nutritionists say that ignores systemic food injustice.
Danielle Levy believes fat-shaming is good.

A personal trainer advocated fat-shaming because she thinks it ‘encourages people to lose weight,’ but health and fitness experts disagree...

The topic was being discussed after Bill Maher said fat-shaming "needs to make a comeback," and James Corden responded calling it bullying.
A Navy sailor does push-ups aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier

The Navy is the US military’s fattest service branch, a new Pentagon report reveals

The Navy may be the fattest service, but it isn't the only branch that is getting a bit too fat to fight. This is a troubling trend.
U.S. President Donald Trump pats his bicep and pumps his fist at the end of his rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. August 15, 2019

Trump mocked a man he thought was a protester for being overweight, but it turned out he was actually a supporter

"That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising," Trump said of the supporter he mistook for a protester at the Thursday rally.
Jogging seemed to be superior to other exercises.

There’s now evidence that jogging is the best exercise for people whose genes make them more likely to be obese

The study also found that long yoga sessions and some other exercises helped ward off weight gain among people with genetic risk factors for obesity.

Bowel cancer rates continue to rise in young people, and obesity, genetics, and diet may be to blame

While it's still a lot more common among people 50 years old and older, colorectal cancer in younger populations has researchers concerned.