Honey Boo Boo, Mama June prove Lancet right: diabetes, obesity begin before conception

 Pro-lifers say life begins at conception but health experts say it might start even before that. Or at least obesity Type 2 diabetes and weight related health issues do. The Lancet warned that before birth, before even pregnancy, kids are already predisposed to health problems. Family history, maternal obesity, parents' diet and home environment determine whether a child will have weight problems. TLC's reality TV mother-daughter duo Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) and Mama June Shannon prove Lancet correct. They show that diabetes awareness, anti-obesity and even children's weight loss initiatives may have the wrong end of the stick.   Honey Boo Boo, Mama June prove Lancet right: diabetes, obesity begin before conception

'My 600-lb Life' Ashley Dunn Bratcher weight loss finds iron will in jail of obesity

TLC "My 600-lb Life" stories are some of the saddest but also most exciting in Reality TV. Philistines see only morbidly obese trainwrecks trapped in fat-padded prison cells of their own making. But if you look close and listen carefully, you see and hear stories of heroism. Check out Ashley's story--after bariatric surgery, the Texas gal's half-ton weight loss found that there was one tough lady in that jail of obesity.     'My 600-lb Life' Ashley Dunn Bratcher weight loss finds iron will in jail of obesity

'My 600-lb Life' Chuck Turner 433-lb weight loss wows, but reasons for weight gain horrify

700-lb Chuck Turner of Beaumont, Texas lost just about everything before losing the thing that caused most all the other losses. The "My 600-lb Life" alumnus has found new life after losing darn near two-thirds of himself. And as wow-worthy as his 433-lb weight loss is, the haunting reasons behind his massive weight gain are what will stick with you. Chuck's descent into morbid obesity underscores the role food can play in coping with grief.    'My 600-lb Life' Chuck Turner 433-lb weight loss wows, but reasons for weight gain horrify

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