When it comes to living a long and healthy life, a meta-analysis of mortality studies finds that being physically active, no matter what your weight, trumps being thin and unfit.
"'Overweight' and 'obese' are just labels put at certain cut points," said Barry. "Maybe in the future these cut points will
Over the past year, we asked more than 130,000 Americans a simple question -- "Do you consider yourself to be overweight?" -- with a super-simple yes/no response set. We then queried thousands of other respondent attributes in our database and flagged some of the more fascinating and quirky cross tabs.
This article has been updated to include a revised figure for diet industry revenue as of 2012; it was initially reported