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DoD fights battle of the bulge

Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Capt. Kim Elenberg, program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio program.

Tags: DoD , Agency of the Month , military healthcare , wellness programs , alcohol abuse , smoking , Kim Elenberg , DHA , Lauren Larson , nutrition

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:44pm EDT

Melatonin may work wonders for your health

The hormone may help fight weight gain and heart disease. WTOP's Kristi King reports.

Tags: Kristi King , melatonin , heart disease , cholesterol , Journal of Pineal Research

Friday - 04/29/2011, 04:40pm EDT

Are weight loss drugs being assessed unfairly?

Obesity may be a major health threat with few effective treatments, but new weight loss drugs failed to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration this month.

Tags: Food and Drug Administration , Contrave , weight loss , Dr. Domenica Rubino , Washington Center for Weight Management and Resear ,

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 03:13pm EST

Study: Cold weather could help you lose weight

If you were one of the thousands who didn't get power back for days after last Wednesday's storm, you'll be happy to know there may be one positive -- if unintended -- side effect: It may have helped you lose weight.

Tags: University College London , Max Smith , Energy , weight loss , Obesity Reviews , cold weather

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 06:35pm EST

Scientists studying how to satisfy 'gut brain'

Your eyes may be bigger than your stomach, but your gut might have an even larger appetite.

Tags: Nestle , obese , gut brain , food , food supply , Neal Augenstein

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 10:07am EST

Study: Americans walking less, more obese

Americans are walking almost half as much than those in other countries, which have lower obesity rates, a new study shows.

Tags: walking , Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , David Bassett , Paul D. Shinkman , Kristi King

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:39am EDT

Brain -- not tummy -- may control 'yummy' impulse

The brains of obese people react differently to tempting foods. Those foods activate the part of the brain that deals with rewards.

Tags: brain research , appetite ,

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 08:49am EDT