Overweight

Red wine poured from bottle into glass (Photo credit by AP Photo)

Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

Raise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.

02/07/2015

Avatars used in a study on body image. (UC Davis)

Video Game Players With Thin Avatars More Physically Active Than Obese Ones, UC Davis Study Finds

A new study from UC Davis found women playing a video game who were given an overweight avatar were not as active as those with a thin avatar, regardless of the player’s actual body type.

01/28/2015

Camp Fun

Overweight Kids Learn New Ways Of Nutrition At UCSF Summer Camp

Bay Area kids who have found themselves tipping the scales have been referred to a special six-week summer camp to lose weight.

07/11/2014

Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry

Heavier Passengers Weigh Down Bay Area Ferries, Tour Boats

The Coast Guard has been boarding ferries, tour boats and other vessels around the Bay Area to make sure they’re in compliance with new federal capacity restrictions which are based on the country’s increasingly heavier population.

01/04/2012

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Kaiser Awards Grant To Fight Obesity In Many Concord Schools

Kaiser Permanente has awarded a $1 million, three-year grant to Monument Corridor elementary schools in Concord in an effort to help fight obesity.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/05/2011