Obesity Health News

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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

11/14/2014
Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

11/11/2014
Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Found

No eating plan stood out in terms of lasting weight loss, researchers noted

11/10/2014
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows

Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

11/7/2014
Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

11/6/2014
Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

11/6/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

11/4/2014
Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

10/31/2014
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

10/30/2014
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

10/27/2014
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

10/24/2014
Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

10/24/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

10/23/2014
Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

10/21/2014
10/20/2014
Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

10/18/2014
Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

10/17/2014
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

10/16/2014
'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

10/16/2014
Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest

10/16/2014
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

10/16/2014
Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

10/14/2014
Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

10/13/2014
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say