Obesity Health News

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12/18/2013
Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin

12/17/2013
Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss

But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says

12/16/2013
Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids

But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective

12/13/2013
Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds

12/12/2013
Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

Films condemn obesity, but 'glamorize' inactivity, study finds

12/11/2013
Obesity May Be Hard on Your Hearing, Study Says

Extra pounds, particularly around the waist, raised risk for hearing loss, but exercise was protective

12/6/2013
Obesity, Smoking Might Threaten Implants After Mastectomy

Doctors should counsel patients about the risks, researcher says

12/4/2013
Could Good Manners Help Spur Holiday Weight Gain?

People may choose less healthy foods to avoid offending someone heavier, study finds

12/2/2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

11/27/2013
Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

Study suggests nothing can replace moderation in the face of high-calorie food and drinks

11/25/2013
Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating

Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity

11/25/2013
Might Stomach Artery Treatment Be Future Weight-Loss Tool?

Early study found unexpected side effect after procedure to stop bleeding

11/22/2013
Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Study of 23,000 older women saw odds for a tumor rise as daily intake went up

11/22/2013
Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

San Diego-area participants got matching funds to purchase specific products from farmers' markets

11/22/2013
How to Slash Heart Risks Tied to Obesity

Lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, analysis concludes

11/21/2013
Texting Your Way to Weight Loss

Women in small study used it to track their eating and exercise habits

11/21/2013
Steady Sleep Schedule May Help Keep Weight Off

Study found consistent bedtime and wake-up time was linked to lower body fat in young women

11/21/2013
Study of Severely Obese Family Leads to Gene Discovery

Body's ability to control appetite, burn calories may be linked to gene mutation, researchers say

11/20/2013
PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women

Stress hormones may be one reason for this body-mind connection, study author says

11/20/2013
'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks

Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms

11/19/2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

11/19/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight

Openly support efforts to lose extra pounds

11/18/2013
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

11/18/2013
Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study

Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

11/15/2013
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?

Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat

Be sure to read food labels

11/14/2013
Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say

New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

11/13/2013
Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money

But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact

11/13/2013
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

11/12/2013
Overweight Men May Face Higher Death Risk From Prostate Cancer: Study

Strongest link seen in patients with more aggressive disease

11/12/2013
Obesity Is Driving Surge in Knee Replacements, Study Finds

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows

11/11/2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery

Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

11/7/2013
10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

11/6/2013
Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

11/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe for Very Obese Teens, Study Says

But investigators add that more research needed to assess long-term results

11/4/2013
Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

11/4/2013
Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests

But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say

11/1/2013
Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

10/30/2013
New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes

Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report

10/29/2013
Obese Teens Eat Up Fast-Food Hype, Study Says

Advertising messages more likely to reach overweight TV watchers than their slimmer peers

10/24/2013
Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

10/23/2013
Removable 'Gut Sleeve' Might Become a Future Weight-Loss Tool

Study of experimental procedure showed promise in rats

10/22/2013
Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

Reasons for link are unclear, but might involve inflammatory issues or differences in treatment

10/17/2013
One-Third of U.S. Adults Are Obese, CDC Says

The number hasn't budged for years, agency notes

10/16/2013
Diabetes May Outrank Weight Measurement When It Comes to Weight-Loss Surgery

Age and smoking status are also key factors when thinking about procedure, study shows

10/14/2013
President Taft's Obesity Struggle Was a Harbinger of Things to Come

All that's different today are the numbers: one-third of Americans now obese

10/10/2013
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

10/7/2013
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help