Recent study adds weight to the low-carb vs. low-fat debate

 James Driscoll described himself 14 years ago as “happily married – and fat.”

At 212 pounds, the now 48-year-old from Austin, Texas, wasn’t healthy and he wasn’t happy with the way he looked. He kick started his weight-loss journey with a daily exercise routine and a popular low-carbohydrate diet. He […]

Childhood obesity rates leveling off, despite long-term increases

Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But the rate of severe obesity increased, especially in Hispanic girls and black boys, according to the study.

The study indicated that rates […]

Dramatic drop in childhood obesity reported by CDC

The obesity rate in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent during the past decade,  according to research published Tuesday in the Journal  of the American Medical Association.

The prevalence of obesity for these young children fell from 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 – based on the Centers […]

Study supports loosening surgery guidelines after a stent

The guidelines for delaying non-heart-related surgery six weeks after a bare-metal stent and one year after a drug-eluting may be overly cautious. The delays currently recommended after drug-eluting stent placement may need to be reevaluated by the experts who develop the guidelines for clinicians, based on a new study […]