Obesity Health News

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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

10/4/2013
Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Too much shuteye may be even more damaging than too little

10/4/2013
Junk Food Makers Target Kids With Free Online Games, Study Says

Experts call for regulation of 'advergames' while industry says it polices itself

10/4/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Limit TV time, and watch what kids eat

10/2/2013
Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report

Average entree still has same number of calories, only tiny drop in salt content, researchers say

10/2/2013
Fatty, High-Calorie Diet Linked to Pancreatic Cancer in Mouse Study

Rodents on 'obesity meal plan' developed high number of precancerous lesions

10/1/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says

Doctors should warn patients their need for pain relief may continue, researchers say

9/26/2013
Gel May Offer Simple Treatment for Newborns With Low Blood Sugar

However, U.S. experts say inexpensive medication is promising but needs more research

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

9/25/2013
Obesity Researchers Identify 'Good Fat' in Mice

It's hoped this might lead to personalized human treatments

9/20/2013
Carbonation May Help Artificially Sweetened Soda 'Trick' the Brain

Study unclear whether this helps or hinders people trying to lose weight

9/19/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Improve Long-Term Diabetes Control, Study Says

Some patients were benefiting up to nine years later

9/17/2013
Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer

Millions more survive today, and experts say science is paying off

9/16/2013
U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests

Adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more

9/13/2013
4 Factors Predict Diabetes Remission After Surgery: Study

Scoring system could help determine if weight-loss procedure will help control disease in obese patients

9/12/2013
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study

Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

9/11/2013
Obesity May Increase Migraine Odds

Study found risk of painful headaches rose with body weight, especially in younger women and whites

9/10/2013
Boosting Teens' Mental Well-Being Is Goal of New Skills Program

Students learn to watch for emotional triggers, shed negative beliefs

9/10/2013
Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

9/10/2013
Health Tip: Is a Medical Condition Affecting Your Weight?

Hormonal disorder may make weight loss more challenging

9/9/2013
5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say

9/9/2013
For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders

Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show

9/6/2013
Obesity Gene Tests May Not Hamper Weight-Loss Efforts

Knowing you have 'obesity gene' could reduce self-blame, study suggests

9/5/2013
Impulsive Food Purchases Tied to Too Little Sleep, Study Finds

People may buy more food, higher-calorie items when deprived of shuteye