Obesity Health News

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4/17/2014
Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

4/16/2014
Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

4/15/2014
Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

4/15/2014
Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden

Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels

4/15/2014
Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

4/14/2014
Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

4/9/2014
Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study

Findings suggest new way to prompt body to burn extra energy

4/9/2014
Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

4/7/2014
More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says

Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems

4/7/2014
Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study

Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

4/7/2014
Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

4/3/2014
How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says

Researchers focus on saliva-related gene

4/2/2014
The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim

Study found people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day

4/2/2014
Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause

Eat right and get plenty of exercise

4/1/2014
Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives

Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

3/31/2014
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study

3/28/2014
Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study

Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

3/28/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

3/28/2014
Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says

Death risk nearly doubled for excessively thin people

3/27/2014
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

3/27/2014
'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals

Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds

3/25/2014
Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble

Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

3/25/2014
Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

3/20/2014
Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women

Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

3/19/2014
Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

3/19/2014
Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study

This 'biology driver' is minor in some people, powerful in others, expert says

3/18/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

3/18/2014
Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery

But people who add pounds after getting new hip or knee have more pain, study finds

3/17/2014
TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study

Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

3/17/2014
ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

3/14/2014
Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

3/13/2014
Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

3/12/2014
Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene

Finding could also help efforts to find ways to treat diabetes

3/11/2014
Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests

Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

3/11/2014
Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report

Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

3/6/2014
Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies

Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/6/2014
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

3/5/2014
Obesity Rates Triple in Canada

More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

3/4/2014
Casinos Linked to Lower Obesity Rates for Native American Kids

Gaming operations associated with higher family incomes, which means better food, more exercise, study says

3/3/2014
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain

But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

2/28/2014
Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity

However, study also found similar effect with cost of fast food

2/28/2014
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

2/27/2014
Obesity, 'The Pill' May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests

Early studies hint that certain hormones might be tied to inflammation, increased odds for multiple sclerosis

2/27/2014
FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

2/26/2014
C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study

But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

2/25/2014
Feeding Cats Smaller, More Frequent Meals Might Make Them Friskier

Changing dietary patterns to increase activity could help curb feline obesity, researchers say

2/25/2014
U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

2/25/2014
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

2/20/2014
Gut Bacteria Tied to Obesity May Vary With Geography

Study of people from five continents found higher microbe levels in those living in colder northern regions