Obesity Health News

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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

6/3/2013
Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap

Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

5/31/2013
Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study

Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

5/31/2013
Obese Patients May Be More Prone to 'Doctor Shopping'

Stigma, judgments in office visits might prompt frequent switches, study authors say

5/29/2013
Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints

Obese people on low-calorie diet reported relief of skin symptoms, better quality of life

5/28/2013
Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

5/24/2013
Many Medical Students Have Anti-Fat Bias, Study Finds

That poses a significant barrier to the treatment of obesity, researchers say

5/24/2013
How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again

Diners underestimated by as much as 500 calories in study

5/23/2013
Statins May Hamper Workout Results

Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

5/23/2013
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

Girls and obese children are likelier to take advantage of this knowledge

5/22/2013
Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study

They are 36 percent more likely to struggle with weight later in life, researchers report

5/21/2013
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC

High rates of obesity, heavy drinking, smoking and inactivity reported, but most people getting enough sleep

5/20/2013
Losing Weight May Ease Chronic Heartburn

Study found shedding pounds reduced GERD symptoms among overweight, obese patients

5/20/2013
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men

5/20/2013
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study

Connection appeared strongest among thinner people, researcher says

5/17/2013
Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds

By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

5/16/2013
Living Near Fast-Food Outlets Might Boost Obesity Risk

Study of black Americans found link between having these restaurants nearby and being overweight

5/15/2013
Gene Variations May Explain Weight Gain Among Men, Women

People with specific 'polymorphisms' were more likely to put on pounds in 10-year study

5/13/2013
Typical Restaurant Meal Loaded With Fats, Salt, Calories: Studies

Just one meal often provides most of the daily recommended amounts, encouraging obesity

5/10/2013
Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

Researcher calls troubled sleep an 'uncalculated cost' of America's weight epidemic

5/9/2013
Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals

5/8/2013
Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time

Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds

5/3/2013
Preordered School Lunches May Be Healthier, Study Finds

Kids make better choices when they aren't swayed by enticing smell, appearance of less-nutritious fare

5/3/2013
Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones

Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

5/2/2013
Study Supports Broader Access to Lap-Band Weight-Loss Surgery

But not everyone agrees it's time to recommend the procedure to those who aren't extremely obese

5/1/2013
Younger Men Biggest Consumers of Added Sugars: CDC

Sweetened food and beverages are source of too many empty calories, experts say

4/30/2013
Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later

Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age

4/27/2013
Too Much Drinking, Weight May Harm Liver

Study suggests women at higher risk for chronic liver disease

4/26/2013
Doctors Feel Less Connected to Obese Patients, Study Suggests

In office visits, physicians were less apt to use reassuring language if patient was overweight

4/26/2013
Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

Study tied users' online interests in U.S. regions to obesity rates

4/25/2013
Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

They say it's not government's role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

4/23/2013
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese

4/19/2013
Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life

Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

4/19/2013
Community Gardening May Reap Body Weight Benefit

Study found less overweight in people who tend a plot

4/19/2013
Gorging at the Buffet Table? Tactics May Help You Eat Less

Study reveals how people stay in control when faced with endless portions, many choices

4/16/2013
Scarring May Raise Death Risk From Fatty Liver Disease

Study looked at liver condition not tied to alcoholism

4/16/2013
Some Slightly Obese May Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery, Guidelines Say

Medical groups lower threshold for body-fat levels in new recommendations

4/14/2013
Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer?

Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

4/11/2013
Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage

Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

4/11/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

Swedish researchers found better body-fat control in people who had procedure

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/10/2013
Gulp! Study Suggests Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle

But the research didn't involve actual consumers or beverages

4/10/2013
Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating

4/9/2013
Brain Surgery Eases Compulsive Eating in 10-Year-Old Girl

Benign tumor was causing premature puberty and obesity linked to overeating, doctors say

4/9/2013
Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students

Obesity less likely when kids had discounted or free meals with higher nutritional value, study finds

4/8/2013
When Teens Focus on TV, Obesity Risk Rises

Study suggests that messages from junk food ads are getting through

4/8/2013
Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns

4/8/2013
Study Locates More Obesity Genes

Findings shed light on overlap between extreme obesity and mild overweight, researcher says