Obesity Health News

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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

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