Obesity Health News

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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

3/1/2013
Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health

Study found those who did charity work had lower body fat, cholesterol levels than those who didn't

2/28/2013
Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke

The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

2/28/2013
Eating Out Can Hurt Heart Health, Expert Warns

One tip for restaurant-goers: avoid menu items that are fried, battered, creamy or cheesy

2/28/2013
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools

2/28/2013
Too Much Sitting Could Court Diabetes, Study Finds

There was an effect on blood sugar, other factors even when exercise was factored in

2/28/2013
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/27/2013
Countries With More Sugar in Food Supply Have More Diabetes

Global study strengthens tie between sweeteners and type 2 disease, experts say

2/26/2013
Obesity, Exercise May Affect Risk for Key Type of Colon Cancer

Finding could spur doctors to strongly recommend physical activity to vulnerable patients

2/25/2013
Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids

Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

2/25/2013
Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight

But national statistics contend that there's an obesity epidemic among children

2/25/2013
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

2/22/2013
A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids

Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

2/21/2013
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

2/21/2013
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note

2/20/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Won't Cut Obesity-Related Medical Costs: Study

U.S. spends about $168 billion a year on expenses associated with growing weight problem

2/18/2013
Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese

Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

2/18/2013
Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Study found first raised risk by 86 percent, while second increased it by 39 percent

2/15/2013
Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable

They're the U.S. health subject most searched for online, FDA reports

2/14/2013
Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies

Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

2/13/2013
Outdoor Fast-Food Ads Linked to Obesity, Study Suggests

Where neighborhood advertising promotes eating, more residents are overweight, research finds

2/13/2013
FDA Should Work to Cut Sugar Levels in Sodas, Experts Say

Petition by leading consumer advocate group and academics urges artificial sweeteners be used instead

2/12/2013
Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

2/8/2013
People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices

But obese people are less likely to be given a pass on their eating habit, research shows

2/8/2013
Docs' Theories on Obesity May Affect Their Weight-Loss Advice

Improved education on causes of weight gain might help physicians treat overweight patients, study says

2/7/2013
Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

2/6/2013
Health Tip: Keep Active by Walking

Even if you're overweight

2/5/2013
Vitamin D Loss Attributed to Obesity

As weight rises, 'sunshine vitamin' declines, study says

2/5/2013
Diabetes Drug May Offer 'Modest' Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects

2/5/2013
Health Tip: Eating Because You're Bored?

Don't munch when you're not hungry

2/4/2013
Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'

Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health

2/1/2013
Chips, Sodas Out, Healthier Fare In With New School Snack Rules

USDA's proposals go beyond school meals to vending machines

2/1/2013
Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol

1/31/2013
Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

1/30/2013
Study Shows Weight-Loss Myths Abound

Researchers find slim evidence to support many commonly held beliefs

1/30/2013
Obesity May Be Linked to MS Risk in Children

However, study is preliminary and MS still rare in kids, experts say

1/30/2013
Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study

Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

1/29/2013
Late Lunch May Mean Less Weight Loss

Spanish study suggests that having midday meal before 3 p.m. might help dieters

1/28/2013
Obese Women With Diabetes May Need Different Workouts Than Men

Small study found specific exercise program did less to improve their health

1/28/2013
FDA Approves 3 New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Nesina, Kazano and Oseni each contain a new active ingredient aimed at boosting insulin production

1/25/2013
Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says

1/23/2013
Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites

In study, people given preset 'sips' of soup consumed less

1/23/2013
More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids

In study with low-income families, just 4 more minutes of mealtime was tied to healthier weight

1/22/2013
One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School

Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

1/22/2013
Happy in Marriage, Heavier on the Scale?

Study found satisfied newlyweds gained more weight than less satisfied ones

1/22/2013
Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Seat belt positioning could be one reason, study authors say

1/21/2013
Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests