Obesity Health News

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7/12/2016
Health Tip: Measure Your Waist Circumference

And know the risks of excess belly fat

7/8/2016
Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

7/6/2016
Extra Weight Probably Doesn't Keep You Warm

Experiments in mice find fat less important than fur in preventing heat loss

7/5/2016
Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic: Study

Even people with lower genetic risk were affected as decades passed

7/5/2016
Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life

High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

7/5/2016
Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

Study found Americans who ate the most grains, dairy and livestock products had more health issues

7/5/2016
Now Pasta Is Good for Your Diet?

Researchers link this Italian staple with lower BMI

7/1/2016
Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

6/30/2016
Uncle Sam Wants You ... Slimmer

Obesity affects 1 in 5 military members, study finds

6/17/2016
Health Tip: Identifying Problem Eating

Unhealthy habits can trigger weight gain

6/16/2016
Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

Study found risk increased as weight went up

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

6/14/2016
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

6/14/2016
5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work?

Side effects are one consideration, study says

6/13/2016
Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

6/8/2016
Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight

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

6/8/2016
New Obesity Statistics

Obesity rates continue to climb among women and teenagers, according to new health statistics.

6/7/2016
Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

6/7/2016
Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC

Though a major health concern, little has changed, expert says

6/6/2016
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

6/3/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival

Overall death risk dropped 57 percent, study says

6/1/2016
Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

6/1/2016
Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity

But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

5/25/2016
What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults

Too few warn patients of their risk for kidney disease, study says

5/25/2016
'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

5/24/2016
Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

5/24/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

5/24/2016
Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

5/24/2016
No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

5/23/2016
Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most

Researchers propose regulating number of unhealthy food outlets

5/23/2016
Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

5/19/2016
A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

5/11/2016
Does Fat-Storing Hormone Cause Obesity?

Researchers evaluate role of neurotensin in weight gain

5/10/2016
Obesity May Not Take Years Off Your Life: Study

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

5/9/2016
Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study

Elevated blood sugar may also 'imprint' baby for extra pounds

5/9/2016
Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

5/9/2016
Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

5/5/2016
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

5/5/2016
Stay Lean, Live Longer

Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

5/4/2016
Why Humans Have Bigger Brains

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

5/3/2016
Why Labradors Often Get Fat

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

4/28/2016
Psoriasis, Obesity and Diabetes

Chronic skin condition may be associated with increased risk of diabetes and obesity, study finds.

4/27/2016
Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

4/27/2016
Eat Better to Sleep Better

Eating a high-fat diet may lead to a poor night's sleep, new study finds.

4/26/2016
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

4/26/2016
Childhood Obesity Challenges

Childhood obesity rates are not decreasing, according to a new study

4/22/2016
Parental Perception of Childhood Obesity

The stigma of being labeled overweight by a parent may lead to weight gain, study finds.

4/21/2016
Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

4/21/2016
Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

Excess weight also seems to boost chances of disease, and risk increases as three factors increase, researchers report

4/18/2016
Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found