Mayor Slay wants to lower the obesity rate by 5 percent in the city by 2018.
Researchers found that 20-30 minutes of morning light can improve your Body Mass Index.
The City of St. Louis has received $60,000 in grants from the Morehouse School of Medicine to
Obesity has declined among pre-schoolers according to a new government study and that has a St. Louis University pediatrician pleased.
Marlene Schwartz with the Yale-Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity says parents might just give in because they simply feel overwhelmed by the constant bombardment on TV and at the restaurant.
“I used to say patients’ average-sized babies [were] about 7.5 pounds and I now say it’s upper sevens or eight-ish,” says Dr. Michael Boyd, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Hospital.
The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, which could lead to more insurance coverage of bariatric surgery and weight loss medications.
Belviq is the first new drug approved for weight loss in over a decade. It is a pill that tricks the brain into thinking it is full, causing users to eat less.
Women who lost weight between their pregnancies had a lower risk of having a large baby in the subsequent pregnancy, making the child less susceptible to some diseases.
The goal is to gain insight into more of the environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer.