Obesity Health News

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4/13/2016
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

4/9/2016
4/8/2016
Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

4/6/2016
Diabetes Cases Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980: Report

Major increases seen in China, India; obesity is likely the main culprit, researcher says

4/4/2016
Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than Weight

Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

4/4/2016
Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

In preliminary study, 'bariatric artery embolization' shows some promise

4/1/2016
Obese People Trying to Shed Pounds Often Go Up and Down

But those who lose more weight are better at keeping it off over time, researchers say

4/1/2016
Infant's BMI May Predict Early Childhood Obesity, Study Says

Pediatricians should assess body mass index beginning at 6 months, researchers advise

4/1/2016
More of World's People Are Now Obese Than Underweight

However, study finds many people in parts of Asia and Africa still weigh too little

3/30/2016
Beans, Chickpeas May Help With Weight Loss: Study

'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings, new analysis shows

3/30/2016
Breakfast in School Classrooms Expands Participation, Not Waistlines

Despite critics' fears, serving breakfast at kids' desks has not increased obesity rates, study finds

3/25/2016
Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

3/24/2016
Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans: Study

Doctors, patients need to work together to prevent cardiac disease, experts say

3/24/2016
Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.

3/23/2016
Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Factors studied included not smoking, eating right, exercising and keeping a low percentage of body fat

3/18/2016
Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?

Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

3/17/2016
Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Study finds no evidence of that so far

3/17/2016
School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home

Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

3/17/2016
Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit

Middle-aged folks who had an 'active' commute weighed less than their driving peers

3/16/2016
Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women

Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

3/14/2016
3/11/2016
If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study

But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

3/11/2016
Diabetes May Raise Risk for Dangerous Staph Infection

Researchers believe the disease might dampen immune system, leaving people more vulnerable

3/10/2016
Half of Americans' Calories Come From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods

They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers add

3/7/2016
Fitness in Youth May Be Key to Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Study tracked 1.5 million people from age 18 to 62 and found fitter teens had lower lifetime risk

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

3/4/2016
Consistent Self-Weighing Might Give Your Diet a Boost

Study suggests routinely checking weight enhanced dieters' confidence to resist food temptations

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

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

2/25/2016
1 in 3 Americans Drinks Soda, Other Sugary Drinks Daily: CDC

These beverages linked to greater risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, researchers say

2/22/2016
Small Weight Loss Yields Large Rewards, Study Finds

5 percent reduction benefited health of obese adults

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/16/2016
Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

2/15/2016
Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

2/15/2016
New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper

But, at least one expert isn't sure about long-term success of procedure

2/10/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

2/9/2016
Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

2/7/2016
Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

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

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

2/4/2016
'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

2/4/2016
Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans

Researchers find alterations in gut microbes at different times of year

2/4/2016
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

2/3/2016
Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

2/1/2016
Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

1/29/2016
Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

1/29/2016
Obesity, Diabetes and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Obesity and gestational diabetes in combination may significantly increase risk of autism spectrum disorder, according to new study.

1/26/2016
Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery

Study found the very thin or very obese had the highest odds for complications

1/26/2016
Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

1/22/2016
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

1/22/2016
Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

1/21/2016
Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study

Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say