Body Fat Health News

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3/26/2013
Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk

It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say

2/22/2013
A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids

Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

1/31/2013
Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

1/22/2013
Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Seat belt positioning could be one reason, study authors say

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

11/28/2012
Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Level of 'visceral fat' seemed to have an effect regardless of man's overall weight

11/15/2012
Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk

Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/6/2012
Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say

10/19/2012
Diet/Exercise Combo Best, 'Biggest Loser' Study Says

20 minutes of exercise, 20 percent calorie cut would maintain weight loss, computer model predicts

10/11/2012
Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

9/28/2012
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed

9/18/2012
Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%

Costs in diabetes, heart disease, health care dollars will skyrocket if current trends go unchecked

9/5/2012
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies

However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

8/28/2012
Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest

Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

7/23/2012
Doctors Spar Over Cholesterol Screening in Kids

Some question supporting evidence and drug-industry ties, but others say guidelines benefit certain children

7/16/2012
Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

Youngsters who watched more TV had bigger bellies, lower muscular fitness levels, study finds

6/7/2012
Belly 'Membrane' May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds

Cells from fatty abdominal lining show promise for new treatments for autoimmune problems

6/5/2012
Bigger Waist Tied to Increased Risk of Diabetes

Waist circumference was a stronger risk factor in women than men, study finds

5/18/2012
One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese: Study

They may rely on cheap, fattening foods to fill up, researchers say

5/7/2012
Research May Point to New Obesity Treatments

Making energy-storing white fat act more like energy-burning brown fat might spur weight loss, researchers say

4/2/2012
U.S. Women Could Be More Obese Than Believed

A new measurement of body fat could better identify obesity, study suggests

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/14/2012
Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets May Each Help the Heart

Loss of belly fat through either method benefits arteries, study says

3/6/2012
Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study

But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

3/5/2012
Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds

As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

2/7/2012
Even for the Overweight, Exercise Helps the Heart

Study finds changes in physical fitness affect disease risk at any weight

11/7/2011
Runners Can Relax About Holiday Feasting: Study

Choosing meat over fruit tends to boost waist size, but risk may be lower for high-mileage runners

10/27/2011
Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

8/31/2011
Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60

But that's no reason to put on unhealthy extra pounds, experts say

8/26/2011
Jogging Beats Weight Lifting for Losing Belly Fat: Study

Compared with resistance training, aerobic exercise burns 67% more calories, research shows

8/18/2011
Thin Children Have More Energy-Burning 'Brown Fat'

Teens with the lowest body mass index have more of this 'good' fat, study shows

8/10/2011
Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

Those who lifted weights regularly were twice as likely to kick the habit, researchers found

7/29/2011
Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

7/19/2011
As Waistline Expands, So Does Death Risk for Kidney Patients

Belly fat better predictor of mortality than body-mass index alone, study finds

7/6/2011
Binge Eating May Be a High All Its Own

Natural marijuana-like chemicals in body could trigger craving for fat, rat study suggests

7/5/2011
Eating Disorders Appear to Raise Risk of Death

Anorexia poses greatest threat, but bulimics are at risk too, study finds

7/1/2011
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

6/5/2011
Brown Fat Cells May One Day Help Combat Obesity

Scientists report that they grew 'good' fat cells that can burn calories in lab study

5/27/2011
More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Lack of adequate slumber negatively affects young children's weight, body fat, study finds

5/5/2011
Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

5/2/2011
Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study

Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Fat accumulates as concentrations of the nutrient fall, and these changes differ by race, study finds

1/3/2011
Healthy Habits in Youth Tied to Better Adult Cholesterol Levels

Poor lifestyle factors such as gaining body fat, smoking linked to high-risk levels, study finds

12/30/2010
Research Sheds Light on 'Starvation Hormone'

Study reveals how adiponectin influences different processes in the body

12/21/2010
Researchers Turn White Fat to Energy-Burning Brown Fat in Mice

Finding could potentially lead to new treatments for obesity

12/15/2010
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely

Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

11/30/2010
Endurance Runners Lost 50% of Body Fat During 2-Month Race

In addition, muscle volume in legs was reduced by 7%, analysis found

11/22/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls

Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

11/17/2010
Experimental Drug Raises Good Cholesterol Levels in Early Trial

Results need to be confirmed in larger studies, experts note