These days, Becky Griggs starts her morning well before the sun comes up, in time to meet her clients at the gym at .

It's a big change from six years ago, when she was 352 pounds and, as she calls it, engaged in a "slow form of suicide." These days, Becky Griggs starts her morning well before the sun comes up, in time to meet her clients at the gym at .

Roughly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U. Overweight people with a history of heart disease who take the prescription weight-loss drug Meridia may be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. David Edelson, a weight-loss specialist in Manhasset, New York, hears the stories of dozens of patients each day -- most of them grappling with serious weight problems, after a lifetime of obesity.

Here's the good news: Three new weight-loss drugs are on the horizon that could help overweight and obese people shed pounds.

During a checkup at age 4, her doctor pointed out to her mother that Desani was gaining weight more rapidly than he thought was normal.

Six months later, she was still putting on pounds at a rapid pace -- a strong predictor of future obesity.

When it comes to losing weight, the little things add up -- trying just one new thing every day can quickly make a big difference. As I was trying to catch my breath, I took off my shirt, looked in the mirror and tried to convince myself that I was still that fit guy I had always thought I was.

With that in mind, we've taken science's best weight-loss strategies and created a week's worth of slimming to-do's. It was the eve of my 40th birthday, and I walked upstairs to take a shower. Cutting daily calorie intake by 30 percent may put the brakes on the aging process, have beneficial effects on the brain, and result in a longer life span, according to a new 20-year study of monkeys published in the journal Science.

What if you had a special kind of fat in your body that burned calories instead of storing them -- and it could be activated simply by spending time in the cold? adults are projected to be overweight or obese by 2015, according to researchers.

According to three preliminary studies published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, you probably do. Americans consume anywhere from 150 to 300 more calories than they did three decades ago and half of those calories come from liquid.

She refuses to show her ankles and she'd never allow them to be photographed.

She barely wants to talk about them; in fact, when asked about her legs, she mumbles under her breath that she hates them.

A Food and Drug Administration panel is meeting on Thursday to discuss one of the drugs, Qnexa, and the panel is scheduled to consider two more drugs, lorcaserin and Contrave, in the coming months.