Body Fat Health News

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10/30/2017
10/13/2017
Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study

9/12/2017
Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk

Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report

8/4/2017
Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy?

Adults who logged only 6 hours a night had wider waists, study found

7/24/2017
Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat'

Most women and a lot of kids also appear to have excessive fat, study of developed nations reports

7/10/2017
Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/15/2017
Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol

Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

5/24/2017
Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

5/17/2017
Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Can Trigger Body's Decline

Constant daily activity vital to optimal health, lifestyle experts say

4/5/2017
Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery

People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

2/17/2017
Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles

People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

1/31/2017
Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women

Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

11/3/2016
Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism

But, study didn't show overall changes in fat burning or calories used

9/27/2016
The Dangers of Belly Fat

New factors weigh in on dangers of belly fat.

9/26/2016
'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

8/1/2016
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

5/12/2016
Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

5/4/2016
Why Humans Have Bigger Brains

Body fat, metabolism give people an evolutionary edge over other primates, study finds

4/28/2016
Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

3/7/2016
Body Fat May Be Bigger Health Danger Than Body Size

Study finds fat levels a better indicator of early death than commonly used BMI measure

3/3/2016
Lazy Weekends May Boost Body Fat, Study Shows

But spending all week at a desk job did not show same link

2/8/2016
Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

2/5/2016
NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say

Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

1/14/2016
Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?

Lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat

1/11/2016
Sugary Drinks Tied to Increase in Deep Belly Fat

And that type of fat associated with risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, researchers report

1/9/2016
Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

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

11/11/2015
Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

11/10/2015
Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

10/21/2015
Being Mindful May Guard Against Belly Fat

Study found awareness of thoughts and feelings was linked to lower risk for obesity

9/25/2015
With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

People with higher body mass can have more removed safely, researchers claim

9/23/2015
Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim

Study of 14 European countries examines relationship between genes, height and weight

9/11/2015
Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn

Clinics selling treatments that are unproven, researcher says

9/10/2015
Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

8/4/2015
Scientists Discover How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat

Intense stress, like severe burns, triggered the switch, but drugs might be able to mimic the effect

7/16/2015
More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

6/18/2015
Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds aerobics or strength training can improve blood sugar levels, lower body fat and waist size

6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

4/1/2015
Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss

3/2/2015
Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds

2/4/2015
Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows

Study of 34 countries finds widening gap in physical and mental health of rich and poor

12/22/2014
Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

11/6/2014
Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

10/27/2014
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

10/21/2014
10/9/2014
Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold

But researchers say obesity and inflammation may blunt this effect

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/25/2014
Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

8/20/2014
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

7/28/2014
Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it