Obesity Health News

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8/2/2013
More Follow-Up Needed for Kids With High Blood Pressure Reading

Only 1 of 5 children was rechecked within a month, study found

8/1/2013
Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris

Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

7/30/2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

7/29/2013
Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders

Binge eating tied to other mental health problems, obesity to physical symptoms in study patients

7/26/2013
Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief

7/25/2013
Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients

Living donor organs seemed to help reduce the risks of transplantation in overweight recipients

7/24/2013
Stigma Overweight People Face Could Spur More Weight Gain

Study found those who experienced it were 2.5 times more likely to become or stay obese

7/24/2013
Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

Applicants of any size fared equally in phone interviews, but bias crept in at face-to-face meetings

7/19/2013
Weight Loss May Help Thwart Diabetes

Overweight study patients who shed pounds through lifestyle changes kept full-blown disease at bay

7/18/2013
Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Your Stroke Risk

Direct effect not shown in study, but experts say physical activity's impact is clear

7/18/2013
Calorie Advice on Menus Might Not Help People Eat Better

Customers may resist doing the math with every meal, study author says

7/18/2013
Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Obesity in Mice

Human version of rare gene mutation also found in about 1 percent of obese people studied

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/16/2013
Bone Marrow Fat May Raise Osteoporosis Risk, Study Says

Obesity does not prevent the bone-thinning disease, researchers state

7/15/2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

7/15/2013
Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?

Certain DNA might keep people hungry, study suggests

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/10/2013
Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks

Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

7/10/2013
Exercise Up in U.S., But So Is Obesity: Report

Food control is the missing link, experts say

7/9/2013
Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds

Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

7/2/2013
Quitting Smoking Can Lead to Weight Gain for Women, Study Confirms

But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

7/1/2013
Can Hi-Tech Avatars Promote Real-Life Weight Loss?

Virtual sessions on portion control and exercise helped women in small pilot study

6/28/2013
Night Owls May Pack on More Pounds

Study found they ate worst foods late at night, long after sound sleepers had hit the sack

6/28/2013
South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study

Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men

6/26/2013
Brain Scans Suggest 'Food Addiction' Might Be Real

Certain carbohydrates seemed to activate neurological centers focused on reward, study found

6/26/2013
Obesity May Boost Migraine Odds

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

6/25/2013
Many Kids Missing Out on Healthy Lifestyle

Report finds only half exercise enough, only a third eat fruits and vegetables every day

6/25/2013
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

6/24/2013
Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

Teens whose parents harped about weight gain tended to have more unhealthy eating behaviors, study shows

6/24/2013
Liver Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease should undergo coronary screening, researcher says

6/21/2013
Mind Over Diet?

Study suggests people's beliefs about causes of obesity influence their eating habits, weight

6/21/2013
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/20/2013
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Hearing Loss in Teens

Experts urge screening of overweight kids because many may be unaware their hearing is impaired

6/19/2013
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

6/18/2013
Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk

Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

6/18/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients

Although more medication taken by obese patients in study, remission was less likely

6/17/2013
Junk Food Ads May Help Drive Obesity in Hispanic Kids, Study Suggests

Many of the more than 4,200 TV pitches children view each year highlight fatty, sugary fare

6/17/2013
Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity

But findings don't explain exactly how they are connected

6/17/2013
Health Tip: At Greater Risk for Obesity?

Here are common risk factors

6/17/2013
Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk

Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study

6/13/2013
TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds

Advertising exposure seems to up odds that preschoolers will become obese

6/13/2013
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment

No major side effects seen in 3 patients over nearly 3 years

6/12/2013
More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

Study finds preteen girls who had high levels of common chemical were twice as likely to be overweight

6/12/2013
Soda Size Limits Could Aid Fight Against Obesity, Experts Say

Ban would mostly affect overweight Americans, and would not discriminate against poor, findings suggest

6/11/2013
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Study findings bolster suspected link between sleep disorder and heart-related death

6/11/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight

6/7/2013
Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating

6/6/2013
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

6/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too

It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist