Misc. Weight News

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5/26/2017
Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries

Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

5/25/2017
5/24/2017
Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

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

5/23/2017
Ways to Track Weight Loss Success

There's more to it than the scale

5/23/2017
3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds

Stay trim, exercise and cut back on drinking, review findings suggest

5/19/2017
Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults

But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds

5/19/2017
Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

5/19/2017
More Fruits and Veggies Can Slash Obesity Odds

Researchers encourage a mostly plant-based diet

5/18/2017
Drink Water, Fight Fat?

When you have it in place of beer or sugar-sweetened soda it helps, study finds

5/8/2017
5 Great Diet Breakfasts

Try these healthy twists on traditional favorites

5/5/2017
Which works better fasting or calorie restriction?

Does alternate day fasting really help you lose weight and keep it off?

5/4/2017
Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe

Cheaper access may sabotage worldwide fight against obesity

5/3/2017
Is This Enzyme Making You Fat?

When researchers inhibited the substance in mice, they gained 40 percent less weight than 'control' mice

5/1/2017
Could Fasting Every Other Day Help You Lose More Weight?

Only if you can stick with the regimen, and study finds most dieters can't

4/27/2017
No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'

Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds

4/24/2017
Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

4/24/2017
Counting Your Way to Weight Loss

Standard calorie caps aren't for everyone

4/10/2017
Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

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

4/5/2017
Weight and Mortality

Being overweight increases the risk of death from heart disease and cancer, study finds.

4/3/2017
Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

4/3/2017
Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

3/31/2017
Is Your TV Making You Fat?

People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

3/30/2017
Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success

Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

3/24/2017
Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

3/23/2017
Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

3/10/2017
Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity

How much shuteye you get could tip the scale if you're predisposed to gain weight, researchers say

3/7/2017
Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

Study finds more are overweight, obese than 2 decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds

3/1/2017
Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

3/1/2017
Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

2/27/2017
What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?

Researchers still don't know the answer, but say pamphlets couldn't hurt

2/27/2017
More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure

2/23/2017
Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

While a few extra pounds doesn't up death risk, weight around the middle does, study contends

2/23/2017
A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline

Study finds chronic anxiety might raise risk of obesity

2/22/2017
Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study

Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/15/2017
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes

After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

2/13/2017
FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

2/7/2017
Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study

Houston-area review found high rates of overweight and obesity, low physical activity

2/7/2017
Know Your Heart's Numbers

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

2/6/2017
Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

2/6/2017
Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

2/3/2017
Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive

His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

2/2/2017
Eating Disorders Rampant on the Runway

Over half of models surveyed said they'd been asked to lose weight or change their body shape

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

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

1/31/2017
The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

1/31/2017
Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

1/27/2017
Slim But Sedentary: Risk of Prediabetes May Rise

4 out of 10 'skinny fat' people had higher blood sugar by middle age, study finds

1/24/2017
Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

1/23/2017
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions