Obesity Health News

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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

7/8/2014
Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight Loss

Fad diets aren't safe or effective

7/7/2014
Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

7/7/2014
Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds

Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

7/2/2014
6/30/2014
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

6/27/2014
Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

6/24/2014
Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood

But only the emotional boost seemed to last over the long-term, researchers say

6/23/2014
People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins

Study also finds former smokers, overweight better at taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed

6/23/2014
Gut Microbes Differ in Obese or Diabetic People, Study Finds

There's been research to suggest that changes in 'good' intestinal bacteria could affect health

6/19/2014
Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds

Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

6/19/2014
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

6/18/2014
FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

6/17/2014
'Walkable' Neighborhoods May Help Cut Diabetes Rates

Residents of areas that encourage walking also have lower obesity rates, Canadian research shows

6/13/2014
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?

Study found it might cut chances to levels of normal-weight people, but experts view finding with caution

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/11/2014
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds

For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

6/11/2014
Parents' Sleep May Affect Child's Risk of Obesity: Study

All family members need adequate rest to protect against preschoolers' weight gain, experts say

6/10/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients

6/10/2014
U.S. Diabetes Cases Jump to 29 Million: CDC

Nearly 1 in 10 people now face higher risks for various ills linked to the blood sugar disease, report finds

6/5/2014
Study Disputes Notion That Breakfast Is Key to Weight Control

Recommendation to eat breakfast every day for weight loss wasn't confirmed in testing

6/5/2014
Could the 'Ulcer Bug' Guard Against Obesity?

International review of countries found higher H. pylori rates corresponded with lower obesity rates

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/4/2014
For Obese Diabetics, Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Best

Those who had gastric bypass dropped the most weight, some saw their type 2 diabetes disappear, studies found

6/2/2014
There's No 'Obesity Paradox' for Stroke, Study Finds

Earlier findings suggesting that extra weight might be protective don't stand up, researchers say

5/30/2014
Could White Bread Be Making You Fat?

Risk of obesity higher with 2 or more portions daily, researchers say

5/30/2014
Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics

One-third who took Victoza lost 10 percent of body weight, researchers say

5/29/2014
Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide, Report Finds

And United States is home to highest proportion of world's obese people, researchers add

5/28/2014
Obesity Crisis Has Scaled Even the Himalayas

Rates in remote mountain villages are five times higher than two decades ago

5/28/2014
U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report

Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

5/28/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer

Children who followed eating plan were 15 percent less likely to be overweight, study finds

5/27/2014
Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age

But experts say a healthy lifestyle can combat tendency to overeat

5/22/2014
Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Americans spend just one-tenth of disposable income on food, an historic low, study finds

5/21/2014
Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

5/21/2014
In Elections, Thin May Help Bring the Win

Study finds voters often shun more rotund candidates

5/19/2014
More Evidence Ties Poor Sleep to Obesity in Kids

Study highlights need for consistent bedtime, experts say

5/15/2014
Another Downside to Obesity for Teens: Fewer Friends

Study found rejection by normal-weight peers was common

5/15/2014
Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women

Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die