Study: Childhood Obesity Has Stronger Link To Nurture, Not Nature

A group of British scientists is reporting that overweight moms are not genetically "programming their children to be fat". The University of Bristol's Debbie Lawlor and her team wanted to see if the high levels of sugar and fatty acids in the blood of overweight women caused higher levels of those substances in the… » 3/11/08 9:30am 3/11/08 9:30am

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others: Tween Lipo

Maybe you saw Brooke Bates on Good Morning America today? She's the 13-year-old who has already had two weight-related surgeries, according to ABC News. At 12, Brooke weighed 220 lbs. Her mother allowed her to get liposuction and a tummy tuck, and by early 2006, she'd lost 40 pounds. But in less than a year, she had… » 8/15/07 3:30pm 8/15/07 3:30pm