Urban Americans Are Thinner than Rural Americans

A new study published in the Journal of Rural Health suggests that rural Americans are almost 20% more likely to fit the clinical definition of obesity (BMI over 30) than their city-dwelling counterparts. The study relied on clinical data—i.e. people weighed and measured at doctors' offices—rather than self-reported… » 9/18/12 6:30pm 9/18/12 6:30pm

Study Shows Overweight Women Have The Most Sex

Though the media often likes to portray the sexuality of overweight women as a joke and/or a sideshow » 10/31/08 1:00pm 10/31/08 1:00pm, a new study shows that overweight women are actually having than women of "normal" weight. Researchers at the University of Hawaii and Oregon State studied data from the the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and…

Opera Singer Is Rehired After She Loses Over 100 Pounds Through Gastric Bypass

In 2004, Deborah Voigt, a renowned opera singer, was fired from a London production of Ariadne auf Naxos because, according to the New York Times, she was "too heavy to wear a sleek black cocktail dress that [the director] deemed integral to his concept." The opera company had to pay out Voigt's contract even though… » 6/11/08 9:30am 6/11/08 9:30am