Overeating Health News

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Fast vs. Slow Eaters

Fast eaters at higher risk of heart risk factors, study finds

Sound Sleep May Help You Junk the Junk Food

Well-rested workers less likely to overeat after a stressful day, study finds

2 Billion Worldwide Are Obese or Overweight

Study shows it's not only an American problem, but an international health crisis

Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day

Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study finds

Mouse Study Hints at Why Obese People Struggle to Exercise

Research suggests dopamine levels, not willpower, may be to blame

Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study

Researchers want chains to stop including the beverages with meal deals to reduce calorie intake

'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?

Fewer calories are consumed in closed kitchen spaces, study says

'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report

Lifestyle, environment likely play bigger roles when dropping pounds, researchers say

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study

Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored

Dull times lead to unhealthy choices, including chips, sweets and fast food, studies find

Lack of Sleep May Give You the 'Munchies'

Chemical effect in the body is similar to that of marijuana, study says

Super Bowl Foods Can Be a Win, Win: Healthy and Delicious

Drinking water, limiting portions can also save thousands of calories, expert says

Most U.S. Restaurant Meals Exceed Recommended Calories: Study

American, Chinese and Italian meals average around 1,500 calories, researchers say

Heavy Waiters, Waitresses May Prompt Bigger Orders: Study

Server's size found to influence dessert and alcohol choices

Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

Packing on body fat was an evolutionary survival strategy, researchers say

Don't Even Talk About It: 'Food Words' Can Make You Overeat

Stress and genetics also make some crave high-calorie foods, but obese people are more apt to indulge, research finds

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon

Early results from overseas trial suggest an approach that's easy to swallow

Count Bites, Subtract the Pounds

Consuming less food leads to weight loss in one month, study finds

Fast-Food Menus With Calorie Counts Not Changing New Yorkers' Habits

Affordable Care Act requires nationwide menu labeling in 2016

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

Forget Three Square Meals -- Americans Eat All Day Long

Tracking real-world eating patterns, researchers find that people consume food anytime they're awake

Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study

Fish binge-eat in response to harsh environment, yet remain healthy

Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug

Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Now Overweight or Obese: Study

Only 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women at a healthy weight, researchers say

Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier

Study found insomniacs who didn't eat after 10 p.m. were more alert

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution

Start with selecting a diet you can stick with, expert says

Weight Gain Doesn't Have to Be Part of Thanksgiving

Registered dietician offers tips for slimming down your holiday

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows

Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'

Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC

More women rely on menu's health info than men

Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss, Study Finds

If you don't reduce your calorie intake, you won't slim down, researcher warns

Many Pets Are Too Plump

Measure food portions and provide daily exercise to keep your furry companions in shape, vet advises

Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

Clues to Obesity Found in Infants

Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

Docs Detail Healthy Food Choices for Super Bowl Sunday

Pace yourself, pass on junk food, throw in some veggie alternatives

Slow Eating Might Help Curb Calories

Study found some people consume more when meals are rushed