Obesity Health News

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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
8/14/2014
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda

8/14/2014
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

8/13/2014
40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

8/12/2014
Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection

Researchers aren't sure why extra weight seemed protective for sepsis

8/7/2014
Eating Out Equals Eating More

Study found dining at fast-food spots, restaurants added 200 calories a day, on average

8/5/2014
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes

Hibernating grizzlies offer new clues to common human ailments, scientists say

8/1/2014
Obesity Might Slow You Down at Work

Heavier people, no matter what age, may have less endurance in manufacturing jobs, study suggests

8/1/2014
Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

7/31/2014
Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

7/31/2014
1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

7/31/2014
Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

7/30/2014
Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

7/28/2014
Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

7/28/2014
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

7/25/2014
Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'

Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

7/24/2014
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

7/23/2014
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

7/23/2014
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

7/16/2014
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

7/14/2014
Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

7/13/2014
Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards

Researchers found that people ate more if told their walk was exercise, rather than scenic stroll

7/10/2014
60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC

More women rely on menu's health info than men

7/10/2014
Health Tip: Measuring Your Waist

It can help you determine if you're at a healthy weight

7/9/2014
Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds

Severe obesity most common among young adults, setting them up for health problems later in life

7/8/2014
Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

7/8/2014
Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

7/8/2014
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady