Obesity Health News

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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

4/5/2013
Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says

4/5/2013
Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects

Study found condition may lower general health as well

4/4/2013
Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later

Maintaining healthy weight until age 60 and beyond best prevention, study suggests

4/2/2013
Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy

Factors include age, disease history and weight

4/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

3/26/2013
Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk

It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say

3/25/2013
Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

3/22/2013
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds

Boosting physicians' fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say

3/20/2013
How Healthy Is Your County?

People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says

3/19/2013
Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death

Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

3/19/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers

3/19/2013
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

3/15/2013
Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study

For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows

3/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds

Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

3/12/2013
Lung Transplant Hazard May Rise With Obese Recipients, Smoking Donors

Study found more 'primary graft dysfunction,' which is tied to higher death risk

3/12/2013
In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

3/11/2013
Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

3/8/2013
You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

3/8/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk

Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

3/7/2013
Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

3/7/2013
Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds

Study found those who won or lost $20 depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program

3/7/2013
Procedure Lowers 'Hunger Hormone' to Help Obese Lose Weight

Early study of five patients found up to 45-pound drop, but much more research needed