Obesity Health News

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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

9/11/2014
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

9/11/2014
'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

9/11/2014
FDA Approves New Obesity Drug

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

9/11/2014
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

9/10/2014
Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

9/4/2014
Obesity Remains Rampant Across America

Two new studies present troubling picture overall with state-by-state disparities

9/2/2014
Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

9/2/2014
'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

9/2/2014
Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

9/2/2014
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

9/2/2014
Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

8/28/2014
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/25/2014
Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report

8/25/2014
Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study

Research suggests they aren't recognizing overweight in children as readily as they did in years past

8/22/2014
Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity

Dietitian shares shopping guidelines

8/21/2014
Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

8/20/2014
Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

8/15/2014