Obesity Health News

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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

5/14/2014
Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study

Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

5/13/2014
College Students' Unhealthy Habits Can Mark Their Future

Smoking, drinking, not eating right and not exercising will add up to future health woes, researchers say

5/12/2014
Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

5/8/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

So-called 'bariatric' procedures appear to cut risk of atrial fibrillation, researchers report

5/7/2014
Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes No Less Accurate for Obese Women, Study Says

Findings are 'reassuring' for breast cancer patients, according to researcher

5/7/2014
Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Obesity

Why extra weight is dangerous

5/6/2014
Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy

Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/6/2014
Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study

Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

5/5/2014
Despite Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Few Kids Tested for Cholesterol

Study found that less that 4 percent had their blood levels tested, countering recent guidelines

5/1/2014
Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study

British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control

4/30/2014
Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

4/29/2014
Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

4/28/2014
Health Tip: Why Am I Overweight?

Factors that contribute to weight gain

4/25/2014
Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems

Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

4/24/2014
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

4/23/2014
For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say

4/22/2014
Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

Study gave Diamox, along with weight-loss plan, to patients with a different eye disease

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