Obesity Health News

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1/15/2015
Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

1/15/2015
When Women Think Men Prefer Bigger Gals, They're Happier With Their Weight

Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

1/14/2015
Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests

Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death, researchers add

1/14/2015
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

1/14/2015
FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity

It sends electrical signals to nerves near the stomach to make a person feel full

1/14/2015
Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity

Targets nerve between brain and stomach that regulates hunger

1/14/2015
For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds

Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds

1/13/2015
Health Tip: Trimming Calories From Your Dinner Plate

Steam veggies instead of drowning them in butter

1/12/2015
Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Study

Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise and structure

1/8/2015
Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study Suggests

Human trials are needed, but study offers clues to potential method of weight control

1/8/2015
Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

1/7/2015
Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year's

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

1/7/2015
PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes

Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection, study suggests

1/6/2015
Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too

But small study showed increase in heart rate in young, lean volunteers

1/6/2015
Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

Study supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle

1/6/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds

Results applied to older men and women, even with other health problems

1/5/2015
Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

1/5/2015
Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'

Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

12/31/2014
Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby

Researchers say the condition might explain weight problem for limited number of people

12/31/2014
Little Change in Fast Food Calorie Counts, Salt Content

Researchers tracked popular items from 3 major chains from 1996-2013

12/31/2014
Health Tip: Why Am I Gaining Weight?

Factors that influence extra pounds

12/30/2014
Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study Suggests

'Fat gene' may be more active in people born after 1942, researchers say

12/28/2014
Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution

Start with selecting a diet you can stick with, expert says

12/24/2014
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug

Saxenda cleared for use by adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition

12/24/2014
Saxenda Approved for Weight Loss

Injected medication is for people who are statistically obese

12/23/2014
Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts

ADA says this group tends to put on pounds around the waist, a particularly bad spot for diabetes risk

12/22/2014
Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study

Aerobic activity alone isn't enough, researchers report

12/22/2014
Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends

'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight

12/22/2014
Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

12/16/2014
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

12/15/2014
Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study

Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods

12/11/2014
Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain?

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

12/11/2014
For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

12/10/2014
Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier?

Study suggests link between fructose and obesity

12/9/2014
Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

12/5/2014
Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

12/5/2014
Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

12/5/2014
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

12/3/2014
Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

12/3/2014
Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

11/28/2014
11/26/2014
Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

11/26/2014
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

11/25/2014
Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

11/24/2014
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/20/2014
Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

11/20/2014
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/18/2014
Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests

Finding means fewer calories burned, and may explain why shift workers tend to gain weight, researcher says

11/18/2014
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on