Obesity Health News

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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

7/29/2015
How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

7/29/2015
Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness

7/29/2015
FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

7/28/2015
Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

7/22/2015
Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

7/17/2015
Time Spent Sitting May Not Affect Diet, Study Suggests

But that's still no reason to avoid exercise, researchers and experts say

7/17/2015
Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

7/16/2015
Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight: Study

Though odds of losing 5 percent of body weight were better, three-quarters gained it back in five years

7/16/2015
Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women

Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

7/13/2015
Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study

Fish binge-eat in response to harsh environment, yet remain healthy

7/9/2015
Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

7/9/2015
Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem

Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

7/7/2015
Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

7/1/2015
Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug

Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows

7/1/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find

7/1/2015
Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

7/1/2015
Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

6/26/2015
Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

6/26/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

6/24/2015
Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

6/23/2015
Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar

Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says

6/23/2015
Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

6/22/2015
More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Now Overweight or Obese: Study

Only 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women at a healthy weight, researchers say

6/19/2015
Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track

Approach works especially well for men, study says

6/17/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds

If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

6/11/2015
Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/2/2015
Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

6/2/2015
Health Tip: Factors That May Lead to Weight Gain

They include access to unhealthy foods

5/29/2015
Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say

5/28/2015
Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain

Study finds obesity much more likely in 20s, 30s

5/28/2015
Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

5/27/2015
More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say

5/27/2015
Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Constant exposure to traffic, trains and planes may add inches to your waist, researchers report

5/22/2015
Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity