Obesity Health News

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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

11/29/2012
Despite More 'Healthy' Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts

Watch out for side orders, salad dressings, sauces and desserts, study says

11/29/2012
Simple Formula May Predict Obesity Risk at Birth

Baby's weight, parents' weight, mom's work all included in calculating the odds, researchers say

11/28/2012
New Treatment Aids Weight Loss, Improves Diabetes in Monkeys

But how it might work in humans remains to be seen

11/28/2012
Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men

Study should put claims of health benefits to rest, experts say

11/28/2012
Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Level of 'visceral fat' seemed to have an effect regardless of man's overall weight

11/27/2012
Diabetes Rates Higher in Countries Using Lots of High Fructose Corn Syrup: Study

But critics say this research doesn't prove the sweetener is any worse than other sugars

11/21/2012
Number of U.S. Kids With Diabetes Could Skyrocket: Study

By 2050, rates of type 2 disease may rise by 50 percent, and type 1 incidence may jump nearly one-quarter

11/19/2012
Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study

Experts suspect obesity drives the skin problem

11/19/2012
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

11/19/2012
Kids in Daycare More Prone to Be Overweight

Researchers don't yet have an explanation for the link

11/19/2012
Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids

Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

11/16/2012
Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study

Researchers find link between weight and the economic and educational status of the community

11/16/2012
11/15/2012
Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk

Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

11/15/2012
U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring: CDC

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more

11/15/2012
Alcoholic Drinks Add 100 Calories a Day to Average Adult's Diet: Study

Over time, even that amount can help pile on unwanted pounds, experts note

11/13/2012
Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks

Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

11/12/2012
Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women

Those who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop the painful disease, analysis showed

11/10/2012
U.S. Med Students May Be Undereducated on Obesity

Researchers found lack of training material on obesity treatment and health care provider bias

11/9/2012
Study Ties Obesity-Related Gene to Weaker Memory

But it's not clear why connection exists or what it means

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows