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A 600-Pound Woman Wants To Gain Weight

Meet Donna Simpson, a 600-pound woman who wants to gain weight. This 42-year-old woman, already the Guinness World Record holder for “World’s Fattest Mom,” is on a mission to bulk…

Ami Angelowicz | July 26, 2010 - 3:40 pm

How Obese Is Your State?

Once again, Mississippi is the fattest state in the Union. Seventy percent of residents are overweight and more than 33 percent of Mississippians are obese. Colorado was deemed the skinniest…

Annika Harris | July 14, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Study Says Obese Women Have Less Sex, More Unwanted Pregnancies

Obese women with a body mass index over 30 have less sex and more unwanted pregnancies, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Obese women are less…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

World’s Fattest Mother Wants To Become World’s Fattest Woman

Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New…

Annika Harris | March 15, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Voters Prefer Male Politicians Tubby And Female Politicians Slim

Hey ladies, if you’re planning on running for office, a new study shows that you’d better hit the gym. But dudes, start packing in the burgers because apparently people prefer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2010 - 8:45 pm

No Fatties: College Won’t Let Obese Students Graduate

Essentially putting a “No Fatties” sign on the Admissions office, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has taken a rather radical step in addressing obesity. They’re requiring that every student with a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 1, 2009 - 7:10 pm

U.K. Hospital Won’t Deliver Overweight Women’s Babies

A hospital in the U.K. has some overweight mothers-to-be outraged. Weston General Hospital will refuse to deliver babies to pregnant women with a body mass index of 34 or more.

Ami Angelowicz | November 12, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Frisky Rant: Enough Already With The Reality TV Weight Loss Shows!

Just when I thought no one could exploit her struggle with weight any more than Carnie Wilson, Kirstie Alley is fat again and eager to capitalize on it. Rumor has…

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Fat Is Fabulous In Mauritania

Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey discussed beauty rituals and standards around the world on her talk show. I had no idea Iran was the “nose job capital of the world,” but I…

Annika Harris | September 8, 2009 - 7:40 pm

168-Pound 5-Year-Old Is Eating Herself To Death

Suman Khatun weights 168 pounds even though she’s only five years old and three and a half feet tall. Doctors suspect she suffers from a hormone imbalance, like a malfunctioning…

Annika Harris | September 3, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Is It Dangerous to Have a Skinny Fat Mindset?

In her Newsweek blog “Confessions of a Skinny Fat Person: Let the Fat Wars Begin,” Kate Dailey reveals her annoying skinny fat mindset about weight and its relationship to health.

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2009 - 2:49 pm

The Key To Your Waistline: Your Mother’s

Wondering who to blame for your battle with the scale? Your same-gender parent—in other words, your mom if you’re a chick and your dad if you’re a dude. A study…

Nikki Dowling | July 13, 2009 - 6:50 pm