Obesity Health News

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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

9/5/2013
Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control, Mouse Study Suggests

Findings hint that obese people might benefit from transfer of stomach bacteria of thinner people

9/4/2013
Short Bouts of Brisk Exercise May Help Cut Obesity Risk

Intensity of activity more important than duration for controlling weight, study finds

9/3/2013
New Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

It appears to improve blood fat levels and may aid weight loss, researchers report

8/30/2013
New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds

But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

8/29/2013
Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food

Almost 70 percent include free toys or other giveaways, study says

8/28/2013
Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones

Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author says

8/28/2013
Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

Studies also found that high-fiber, low-fat diet can change bacteria makeup for the better

8/27/2013
Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease

People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

8/27/2013
Study May Explain Why Some Obese People Don't Get Diabetes

Relatively low level of inflammation may hold the key, researchers say

8/26/2013
'Maintain, Don't Gain' May Work Best for Obese Black Women

Study aimed at this high-risk group found weight-maintenance approach was more effective than weight-loss program

8/22/2013
Family History of Diabetes Makes 'Prediabetes' More Likely, Study Finds

However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese

8/21/2013
'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate

Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening

8/19/2013
Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat

8/15/2013
Obesity's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study shows 18 percent rate of related deaths in U.S. adults aged 40 and up, compared to earlier estimates of 5 percent

8/14/2013
Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Death Risk Is Complicated

In large U.S. study, body weight mattered more for non-diabetics

8/14/2013
Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

8/13/2013
Are Truck Drivers on the Road to Ill Health?

Greater demand for speed, efficiency take a toll, researcher finds

8/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

8/9/2013
Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends

Consumers will buy other fattening foods that cost less, researchers say

8/8/2013
Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds

8/7/2013
Gene Tied to Obesity in Humans

Study looked at CRTC1 gene, already associated with body weight in animals

8/7/2013
Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

8/6/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC

U.S. government report finds good news in a critical fight

8/6/2013
Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

8/5/2013
Whites Are Heavier Users of Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Insurance differences may explain disparity

8/5/2013
Obese Women Just As Likely to Have Success Using IVF With Donor Eggs

Study found similar pregnancy, live birth and miscarriage rates compared to normal-weight women

8/5/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

Study found those who drank more of them were more likely to be obese at age 5