Obesity Health News

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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
Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids

One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

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

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

1/20/2016
Most U.S. Restaurant Meals Exceed Recommended Calories: Study

American, Chinese and Italian meals average around 1,500 calories, researchers say

1/14/2016
Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?

Lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/12/2016
Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

1/11/2016
Scientists Identify Sugar-Busting Enzyme in Rats

But whether it might have effect on human obesity or diabetes isn't yet known

1/7/2016
Gradual Decline in Soda's Sugar Content Might Help Curb Obesity

Researchers predict significant decrease in type 2 diabetes as well

1/7/2016
Mexico's Soda Tax Linked to Reduced Consumption

American Heart Association says measure should improve rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease

1/6/2016
Financial Incentives Don't Spur Employee Weight Loss, Study Finds

Workplace wellness programs must get more creative, researchers say

12/24/2015
Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Small study reports good results after weight-loss surgery

12/21/2015
Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature Death

Study suggests benefits of physical fitness don't overcome risk from obesity

12/14/2015
Health Tip: Don't Pack on Pounds During Holidays

Tips to avoid December weight gain

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/8/2015
Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

12/8/2015
Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study

Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

12/7/2015
How Much Weight Must You Lose Before Others Notice?

Study finds women must drop about 14 pounds, men 18, before they're found more attractive

12/4/2015
Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Study also found obese patients more likely to need surgery, have longer hospital stays

12/3/2015
Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

12/3/2015
Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

12/1/2015
Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

12/1/2015
Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

Experimental procedure tested in 4 morbidly obese patients so far

11/30/2015
Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints