Weight Gain

Is strength training safe for teens?

Dear Mayo Clinic: My daughter is 15 and lifts weights regularly to stay in shape. Lately, she's complained about stretch marks on her legs as a result of weight lifting. She doesn't like how they look, but I'm more concerned ...

15 hours ago
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Standing up for weight management

Alternating positions between standing and sitting while performing deskwork could make the difference in whether the thin red needle in your bathroom scale tilts to the left or the right of your goal weight.

Aug 29, 2016
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Excess weight linked to eight more cancer types

There's yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ...

Aug 24, 2016
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Supercenters may be supersizing Americans

Health professionals have spent years trying to pinpoint the sources of America's rising obesity levels, but research by University of Virginia Professor Christopher Ruhm suggests it might be time to look beyond the usual ...

Aug 03, 2016
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Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.

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