Obesity Health News

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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

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

10/9/2014
Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold

But researchers say obesity and inflammation may blunt this effect

10/8/2014
Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

10/8/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

10/8/2014
Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories

Many offering new selections that have roughly 12 percent fewer calories, researchers report

10/6/2014
The Heavier Your Fellow Diners, the More You May Eat

When companion was overweight, people ate more food, less healthy food, researchers found

10/5/2014
Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

10/3/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

10/3/2014
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

10/3/2014
The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

10/3/2014
Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight?

Use body-mass index to help decide

10/1/2014
Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers

Better screening and treatments for obesity top to-do list, experts say

9/30/2014
Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue

9/30/2014
Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

9/30/2014
Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

9/29/2014
Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

9/29/2014
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

9/26/2014
Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study

Bullying may be to blame, but research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

9/26/2014
Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

9/26/2014
Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

Or he could become obese later

9/25/2014
Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

9/25/2014
Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

9/24/2014
Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

Effort aimed at curbing U.S. obesity epidemic; health experts call it positive step to boost public health

9/17/2014
Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

9/17/2014
Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

9/16/2014
U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

9/12/2014
Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say