Obesity Health News

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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

8/2/2013
U.S. Obesity-Prevention Efforts Fall Short: Report

Hefty changes needed at all levels of government, Institute of Medicine says

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