Obesity Health News

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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

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