Obesity Health News

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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

5/20/2015
Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

5/20/2015
Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/11/2015
Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight

Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

5/11/2015
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

Certain treatments linked to later weight gain, study finds

5/8/2015
Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

5/8/2015
Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Some Lose Weight

Italian study suggests that daily pill may boost dieting efforts in those already low in the nutrient

5/8/2015
Higher Altitude May Lead to Lower Weight, Study Contends

Living at least 1,500 feet above sea level tied to reduced risk of being to heavy

5/6/2015
Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

5/6/2015
Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

5/4/2015
Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/30/2015
Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight

Low self-esteem is also linked to obesity, study finds

4/30/2015
Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

4/28/2015
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

4/24/2015
Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

4/17/2015
Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

4/17/2015
1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

4/16/2015
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

4/10/2015
Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

4/8/2015
Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

4/7/2015
4/6/2015
Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds

However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials

4/3/2015
Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss

Study finds such counsel seems to helps people maintain, even lose weight

4/2/2015
Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

3/30/2015
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

3/30/2015
Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say

3/27/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

3/26/2015
3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

3/25/2015
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

3/23/2015
Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men

Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap

3/23/2015
Chef's Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds

Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation

3/20/2015
Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

3/19/2015
L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study

Most eateries in targeted neighborhoods were too small to be affected by zoning law, researcher says

3/19/2015
2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/17/2015
Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study

But it's not clear whether the noncaloric drinks are a direct cause, experts say

3/17/2015
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

British researchers stress that losing excess weight lowers the odds again, however