The hit reality show is based on bad science, starvation diets, and excessive exercise and sends the wrong message to people who want to lose weight.
Exercise is often treated like a guaranteed way to lose weight, but the evidence isn't all that clear.
There's no doubt that soda makes us fat, but treating it as the primary cause of obesity could actually exacerbate the problem.
The federal government provides poor dietary advice, including putting a false emphasis on low-fat, calorie-restricted meals.
An obesity researcher says fat people need to be shamed into losing weight. Here's why that's a dumb idea.
Why do we make New Year's diet resolutions that we give up on after only the first month? Here's the science behind the failed New Year's diet.
Food companies have purposely engineered junk foods to be addictive. How does the addiction work, what are the consequences, and what can we do about it?
A new study claims 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030, at a cost of $550 billion, but obesity does not necessarily cause high health costs.