Obesity Health News

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8/16/2016
Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight

Study found odds for 4 types rose 10 percent for every decade of obesity

8/12/2016
Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds

Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

8/11/2016
Obesity and Brain Aging

Being overweight linked to reduction in brain volume in middle age, according to new study.

8/10/2016
Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

8/10/2016
Obesity and Lifespan

Being obese increases risk of premature death, especially for men, new study finds.

8/8/2016
Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue

Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

8/5/2016
Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

8/3/2016
Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago

Growing wider but not taller, research shows

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

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

8/1/2016
Order Lunch Early, Lose Weight Later?

Study found those who picked their meal an hour or more before eating it chose lower-calorie fare

7/29/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study

Increased risk for fractures remained after procedure

7/28/2016
Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

A third of cases would vanish if people stayed trim and didn't drink, cancer experts say

7/27/2016
Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

7/22/2016
Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

7/20/2016
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

7/19/2016
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

7/19/2016
College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

These athletes will need help adopting healthy lifestyles after their careers end, researcher says

7/18/2016
Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

Procedure led to better walking, eased pain and improved heart rate, study shows

7/15/2016
Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report

But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

7/15/2016
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

7/14/2016
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

7/14/2016
Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes

Rising rates of prediabetes detected in slimmer Americans, study finds

7/14/2016
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

7/14/2016
Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth

7/14/2016
Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

7/13/2016
Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults

To curb diabetes, researchers urge serious weight-loss efforts

7/12/2016
Drink Water, Stay Slimmer?

Well-hydrated adults weigh less, study finds

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