Obesity Health News

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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

11/25/2015
Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

11/24/2015
Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds

11/23/2015
Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group

Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

11/20/2015
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

11/19/2015
Foods May Affect Each Person's Blood Sugar Differently, Study Suggests

Researchers say 'one-size-fits-all' diet doesn't exist

11/18/2015
Could Viagra Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Those at Risk?

Small trial suggests the drug might help, but much more study is needed

11/12/2015
Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

11/10/2015
Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease

MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

11/10/2015
Dangers of Belly Fat

Where you carry your body fat may be a key health indicator regardless of your weight.

11/10/2015
Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

11/9/2015
Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/9/2015
Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular Heartbeat

Losing weight, keeping it off improves atrial fibrillation, studies suggest

11/6/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

11/6/2015
Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Small study suggests promise, but one expert finds the idea 'alarming'

11/6/2015
Junk Food and Body Mass Index

Soda, candy and fast food may not be driving the obesity epidemic, new study finds.

11/5/2015
Don't Even Talk About It: 'Food Words' Can Make You Overeat

Stress and genetics also make some crave high-calorie foods, but obese people are more apt to indulge, research finds

11/5/2015
Your DNA May Explain High-Calorie Food Cravings

Genetic discovery could lead to new treatments for obesity, researchers say

11/5/2015
'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon

Early results from overseas trial suggest an approach that's easy to swallow

11/5/2015
Junk Food Not to Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic: Study

People just eat too much, researchers suggest

11/4/2015
Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity

Study, one of first to identify parental pressure as risk factor for weight gain, focused on Hispanic households

11/4/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Trim Health Care Costs

Study found people, especially diabetes patients, spent far less on doctors, drugs after procedure

11/4/2015
Count Bites, Subtract the Pounds

Consuming less food leads to weight loss in one month, study finds

11/3/2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

11/3/2015
Sweetened Drinks Might Raise Men's Risk for Heart Failure

Two servings daily linked to higher odds for the disabling condition, study says

11/2/2015
Fast-Food Menus With Calorie Counts Not Changing New Yorkers' Habits

Affordable Care Act requires nationwide menu labeling in 2016

11/2/2015
Severe Obesity Costs Medicaid $8 Billion Annually, Study Finds

And health care expenses for heaviest adults is nearly $2,000 more a year per patient

11/2/2015
Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' Lives

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

10/28/2015
Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says

Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity