Obesity Health News

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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

3/16/2015
Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

3/13/2015
Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

3/12/2015
U.S. Doctors, CDC Join Forces in New Diabetes Prevention Effort

Getting the millions of Americans at risk for type 2 tested is the first step, experts say

3/11/2015
Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

3/10/2015
Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor

Study found link between mental disorder, unhealthy nutritional choices in this high-risk population

3/6/2015
Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens

Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

3/6/2015
Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?

In small study, oxytocin tied to reduced food intake

3/5/2015
Erratic Sleep May Make Teens Hungrier

Researcher says findings provide insight into obesity in young people

3/5/2015
Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain

And that sleep shortage may have implications for diabetes, study says

3/5/2015
Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows

Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

3/5/2015
Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

3/3/2015
Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

3/2/2015
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

2/26/2015
Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

2/25/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

2/24/2015
Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Habits

Suggestions to keep weight off

2/23/2015
Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said

2/11/2015
Studies Find More Genetic Links to Obesity

More than 100 locations in DNA associated with excess weight

2/9/2015
Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

2/5/2015
Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss

But study finds so-called 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications

2/2/2015
Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study

Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

1/26/2015
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

1/23/2015
With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say

Study finds that people ignored nutritional information if they thought yogurt didn't taste good

1/20/2015
Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

1/19/2015
Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved

New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together

1/19/2015
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

1/16/2015
Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll

Costly not only to the patient but society as a whole, experts say

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