Obesity Generic

Is A College Diploma Worth It? You Are Less Likely To Be Fat

Is a college diploma worth all that money? It is if you want to reduce your risk of becoming obese.



AMA Officially Classifies Obesity As A Disease

The AMA’s move means 90 million Americans who are considered obese now are classified as having a medical condition that requires treatment. It also puts more pressure on insurance companies to cover the costs of treatment for obesity.


Models pose during the Ted Baker 5th Avenue Store Opening on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Ted Baker)

Study: Today’s Women Larger Because They Don’t Do As Much Housework

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports for some women, the study itself has their hearts pumping.


Jennifer Livingston (Credit: WKBT)

Wisconsin TV Anchor Fights Back Against Criticism Of Her Weight

It’s the viral video that has everyone talking. A TV news anchor in La Crosse, Wis., turned a hateful letter into something positive for her and millions of other women.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Bloomberg Right About Big Sodas

I’m not big on hot weather, but one good thing about it is the big bellies I see on the beach that remind me to be careful about what I eat, because being overweight causes heart disease.

CBS 2–06/12/2012

Obesity photo illustration. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bus Company Enticing Employees To Slim Down

Surveys show most school bus drivers are on the road to serious health problems. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley found a local bus company that’s helping its workers slim down.


(File Photo: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Autism Could Be Linked To Obesity During Pregnancy

A new study out today raises some serious concerns about unborn babies and the potential for autism.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Obesity Generic

American Cancer Society Awards $250,000 To Fight Obesity

The American Cancer Society is awarding $250,000 in anti-obesity grants to help children learn to think healthy at a younger age.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Soft Drink Tax

Alderman Calls For Higher Tax On Soft Drinks

The Chicago alderman behind the city’s 5-cent tax on bottled water is now setting his sights on soda drinkers.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Fewer Deaths From Cancer, But Obesity Increases Risk

If you are overweight, you might be at risk for specific cancer cases, but as the American Cancer Society announced Wednesday, the more common cancer groups are on the decline.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Doctor: ‘Future Is Bleak’ For Generation Of Unhealthy Teens

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Northwestern University researcher says the current generation of adolescents is the unhealthiest in U.S. history. As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones of the Feinberg School of Medicine at […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Obesity Generic 2

Illinois Ranked Fourth Worst State For Juvenile Obesity

The Land of Lincoln is becoming the land of the large.

WBBM Newsradio–07/07/2011

A bottle of Coca-Cola, left, and Dr. Pepper are displayed in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (Credit: AP)

AMA Weighing Support For National Soda Tax

Would a $2 bottle of fattening soda have Americans drinking less and slimming down? As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, some doctors think a big fat soda tax is the answer.

CBS 2–06/21/2011

Obesity Generic 2

Study Links Religious Activity, Obesity

If you’re young and religious, are you more prone to obesity by middle age? A new study by Northwestern University says yes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Obesity Generic

Study: Chicago Area Loaded With Couch Potatoes

Mile-for-mile, the Chicago area is chock full of couch potatoes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011


Battle Of The Bulge

As Americans collectively fight the battle of the bulge and the ever-expanding national waistline, more and more people who have reached potentially dangerous weights are turning to surgery as a means to shed excess pounds.