Obesity Health News

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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

1/17/2013
Weight Gain a Risk After Knee Replacement, Study Finds

Many patients continue to avoid activity that caused pain before the surgery, researcher says

1/17/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study

State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

1/17/2013
Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

1/16/2013
Cut Back on Sugar to Lose Some Weight

Limiting intake seems to have small but significant effect on body weight, study says

1/15/2013
Obese Patients May Have Less Success With Back Surgery

Study looked at treatments for slipped or ruptured disks

1/11/2013
Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review

Procedure cuts complication rate for obese women, but experts urge waiting a while to have kids

1/10/2013
Fewer U.S. Patients Getting Weight Counseling From Doctors

Study finds primary care visits now less likely to include such advice, despite rise in obesity rates

1/8/2013
Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Study found higher death risk for those who were overweight, physically inactive

1/7/2013
Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study

Babies with obese mothers were most likely to watch up to 3 hours daily instead of playing

1/4/2013
For Texas Man, Bariatric Surgery Led to Diabetes-Free Life

Paul Garcia lost 200 pounds, quit diabetes meds and feels like 'totally new person'

1/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Is New Diabetes Foe

Many patients gain better blood sugar control, less need for meds after gastric bypass

1/2/2013
Could Being a Little Overweight Help You Live Longer?

International analysis found obesity raised the odds of early death, but a few extra pounds didn't hurt

1/2/2013
Is Fructose Making People Fat?

Simple sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup and elsewhere is tied to appetite changes in study

12/27/2012
'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods

An idea that began at the White House can take root in almost any home, one expert says

12/27/2012
Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together

Initiatives from cooking classes to 'teaching gardens' can make it happen

12/27/2012
Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Study suggests you'll cut pounds while saving gasoline

12/26/2012
Overweight Teens Report High Rates of Bullying, Teasing

Survey also found that parents, teachers were sometimes perpetrators

12/21/2012
Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity

Physicians say more training, practice-based changes might lead to improved care for obese patients

12/20/2012
Overweight? You Can Scale Back Weight Gain in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest less is more for heavy mothers-to-be

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/18/2012
Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

Weight loss, exercise brought remission to few and better health to many more

12/17/2012
Hair Concerns May Discourage Exercise for Some Black Women

Survey found issues ranged from desire to maintain hairdos to scalp and breakage problems

12/17/2012
Aerobic Exercise Seems Best for Weight, Fat Loss

Researchers compared it to resistance training, found it more effective

12/14/2012
Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women

Clinicians tell them to put on too many pounds, get too little activity, small study finds

12/13/2012
Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight

Experimental diet offered benefits in small study, but experts say it's too soon to say it works

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/12/2012
Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says

Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

12/10/2012
Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

12/7/2012
Just Lowering Fat Intake Can Shed Pounds, Study Finds

Loss not as dramatic as with dieting, but weight stays off, researchers found

12/6/2012
Mouse Study Offers Clues to Obesity-Diabetes Link

Researchers hope to cut the connection between fatty diet and insulin resistance, but it's complicated

12/6/2012
Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

12/5/2012
Use Social Media to Fight Childhood Obesity, Heart Experts Say

When one teen makes healthy changes, cyber 'friends' may follow

11/30/2012
Obesity Complicates Lung Cancer Surgery: Study

Greater body-mass index meant more time in operating room