Obesity Health News

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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

2/20/2014
'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men

More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased

2/20/2014
A Little Weight Loss May Ease Sleep Apnea

Finnish study of obese people found the breathing condition improved over four-year period

2/20/2014
Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

Obese men don't do much better, breaking a sweat only 3.6 hours annually, researchers say

2/19/2014
A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Finding suggests physicians need to be less negative when counseling overweight patients

2/18/2014
Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/17/2014
Clues to Obesity Found in Infants

Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

2/12/2014
Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut: Study

Most participants developed condition after being overweight for years, not after large recent gain

2/11/2014
Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids

These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests

2/10/2014
New Obesity Weapon: Kids Teaching Kids

Children more likely to listen to peers than adults, study suggests

2/10/2014
Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

Study found people in emerging nations with TVs, computers and cars more likely to be obese, have diabetes

2/10/2014
Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says

Effects of excessive caffeine intake on youngsters aren't yet known, experts warn

2/8/2014
Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say

Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues

2/7/2014
Obesity May Raise Death Risk From Tongue Cancer

Small study compared outcomes in patients three years after surgery for early disease

2/6/2014
Want to Keep the Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

Study found most people weighed more after weekend, but those who cut back during week were thinner

2/6/2014
Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?

British study also found reduced risk with other fermented dairy products

2/5/2014
New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn

Study finds sleeve gastrectomy often doesn't relieve acid reflux, and sometimes makes it worse

2/5/2014
Shivering, Like Exercise, May Help Boost Weight Loss

When you shiver, your body converts white fat to healthier brown fat, study finds

2/5/2014
Boosting Access to Healthier Grocery Stores Might Not Improve Eating Habits

Study suggests putting stores in poor neighborhoods isn't enough; promotional efforts also needed

2/3/2014
U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study

Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

2/3/2014
Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight

And parents of normal-weight kids often think they're too thin, review found

1/30/2014
Calling Obesity a Disease May Have 'Boomerang Effect'

Study found those who read article claiming it was a disease were less motivated to eat healthy diet

1/29/2014
Kids Unlikely to Outgrow 'Baby Fat'

Overweight 5-year-olds face 4 times the risk of teen obesity, new research finds

1/29/2014
High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

1/29/2014
Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

A decade of urging Americans to embrace healthier food habits appears to be paying off, researchers say

1/24/2014
Type 2 Diabetes Is Often a Family Affair

Study suggests if one spouse has the illness, the odds are raised that the other will develop diabetes, too

1/23/2014
Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat

Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

1/22/2014
Could Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?

Early research suggests slightly cooler temperatures mean more calories burned per day

1/21/2014
Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray

Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

1/17/2014
Fast Food Not Major Culprit in Kids' Obesity: Study

Poor overall dietary habits drive weight problems, experts say

1/17/2014
Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers

Survey of Washington state residents also found salespeople, office workers prone to weight gain

1/16/2014
Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

And obese middle-aged people die an average of more than 7 years sooner, U.S. statistics show

1/16/2014
Do Diet Drinks Make You Eat More?

Study finds link between greater calorie consumption and low-calorie beverages in overweight adults

1/15/2014
As Weight Rises in People With Diabetes, So Does Death Risk: Study

Notion that obesity might offer protection is a myth, researchers say

1/13/2014
Marketing of Unhealthy Foods Still Common in U.S. Schools: Study

Vending machines, soda-company contracts push high-calorie fare at kids, researchers say

1/13/2014
Study Spots Growing Disparity in U.S. Teen Obesity Problem

Rates decline among kids in more educated, affluent families, while they rise in lower-income homes

1/10/2014
Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery

Obese males wait longer to seek help, raising their odds for complications, study finds

1/9/2014
Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Supermarket Shelves: Report

Honoring a pledge, 16 major companies went beyond their goals

1/8/2014
Whites More Likely to Undergo Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Researcher says blacks don't seem to feel obesity affects their quality of life as much as whites do

1/8/2014
Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

1/6/2014
Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

1/3/2014
Slow Eating Might Help Curb Calories

Study found some people consume more when meals are rushed

12/25/2013
Take Talk of Weight Off the Holiday Menu

Better to set good example than to hurt someone's feelings, expert says

12/23/2013
Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

12/19/2013
As Body Weight Rises, So Do Health Costs, Study Finds

Increased expenses seen even at healthy weights

12/19/2013
Study: Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women on Same Diet

Researcher says they have slower metabolisms, burn fewer calories after same amount of dieting and exercising