Obesity Health News

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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

12/18/2013
Review Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safe and Effective

Benefits outweigh risks for many severely obese patients, expert says

12/18/2013
Obese Kids Might Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone

But whether extra weight actually causes stress isn't clear, researcher says

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