Obesity Health News

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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

10/27/2015
Cutting Sugar From Diet Boosts Kids' Health Immediately: Study

Though calories remained same, obese children saw better blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels

10/26/2015
U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

10/23/2015
Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed

10/22/2015
Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in Kids

Study finds link between repeated use in children and slightly higher weights in teen years

10/21/2015
Being Mindful May Guard Against Belly Fat

Study found awareness of thoughts and feelings was linked to lower risk for obesity

10/16/2015
Healthy Eaters Don't Trust Overweight Bloggers, Study Finds

People seem to assume heavier people will recommend richer, less nutritious foods

10/7/2015
Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

But researchers only found a connection, not cause-and-effect link

10/7/2015
Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

10/7/2015
Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

10/6/2015
Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Prepare what you'd like to discuss

10/2/2015
Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

10/1/2015
Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints

Being overweight can cause these problems

9/28/2015
Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

Added sugars raise risk of heart troubles, stroke, experts say

9/25/2015
With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

People with higher body mass can have more removed safely, researchers claim

9/25/2015
Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

9/24/2015
Forget Three Square Meals -- Americans Eat All Day Long

Tracking real-world eating patterns, researchers find that people consume food anytime they're awake

9/24/2015
Potatoes, Tomatoes Make Up Bulk of Americans' Veggie Intake

Too little variety may mean too few nutrients for millions, USDA report warns

9/23/2015
Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim

Study of 14 European countries examines relationship between genes, height and weight

9/22/2015
Fruits, Veggies May Be Key to Keeping Unwanted Weight Off

Only caveat: avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, study finds

9/22/2015
Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

9/21/2015
Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report

9/18/2015
Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study

Health costs decline if obese patients with type 2 get procedure soon after diagnosis, experts say

9/17/2015
New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens

Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation

9/16/2015
Excess Weight Linked to Brain Cancer Risk in Study

And physical activity associated with lower odds of meningioma, though these tumors are considered rare

9/14/2015
Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms

Researchers recommend curbs on size, availability of fattening foods

9/14/2015
Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

9/11/2015
Diet Sodas May Not Help You Lose Weight, Study Contends

People who drank low-calorie soft drinks tended to eat more foods high in sugar, salt and fat

9/10/2015
Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

9/9/2015
Very High-Calorie Diets Show How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes

In study, men consumed 6,000 calories daily for a week, with unhealthy results showing up within days

9/8/2015
Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy

In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

9/8/2015
Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or High Risk of Getting It: Report

And many don't know they're flirting with the potentially fatal disease, researchers say

9/4/2015
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found

8/28/2015
Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

8/27/2015
Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

8/25/2015
American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

8/25/2015
Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

8/24/2015
Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

8/21/2015
Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done

Through surgery or lifestyle changes, shedding pounds improves nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, study finds

8/21/2015
Doctor's Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows

Researcher suggests including physicians in commercial programs

8/19/2015
Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen

Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

8/19/2015
Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

8/14/2015
Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

8/14/2015
Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet for Trimming Body Fat: Study

But best weight-loss plan is one you can stick with long-term, researcher says

8/11/2015
Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret

Researchers find that gastric bypass procedure increases energy needed to digest food

8/10/2015
Exercise Boosts Obese Kids' Heart Health

Review finds fitness levels, blood vessel function improved quickly, even if no weight was lost

8/5/2015
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

8/5/2015
Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks

Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

8/5/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests

Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures, experts say