Obesity Health News

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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

11/5/2012
For Kids, Eating Out = More Calories

Healthier restaurant choices and eating at home are ways to keep calories under control, experts say

11/5/2012
Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

11/5/2012
Losing Weight May Lower Cardiac Risks

Study finds both low-carb and low-fat diets help overweight people reduce inflammation

11/1/2012
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

10/31/2012
Learning How to Keep Pounds Off Before Dieting May Work Best

Study found strategy boosted long-term results in women trying to lose weight

10/30/2012
Eating More Meals Linked to Less Student Overweight

Tri-state study also adds to research on sodas, screen time and school sports

10/29/2012
Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study

Extra weight has real health consequences, but losing pounds can lower chances, expert says

10/29/2012
Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

10/29/2012
Body Fat May Affect Death Risk Among Breast Cancer Patients

Study found that those who were obese or underweight had worst outlook

10/25/2012
Obese Boys, Impotent Men?

Small study found lower testosterone levels in heavy young males, but more research needed

10/22/2012
Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study

Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose

10/22/2012
Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer

Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

10/19/2012
Diet/Exercise Combo Best, 'Biggest Loser' Study Says

20 minutes of exercise, 20 percent calorie cut would maintain weight loss, computer model predicts

10/18/2012
Nationwide Study Examines Common Heart Procedures

Patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement more likely to be overweight, smoke, have high blood pressure

10/18/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says

10/16/2012
Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says

Zonisamide plus nutritional counseling worked for certain obese adults, but not without side effects

10/15/2012
Obesity Helps Spur Cancer's Growth, Mouse Study Suggests

Finding might explain why obese cancer patients fare worse than normal-weight peers

10/15/2012
Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise

Review of data finds too much chair time doubles odds for diabetes, heart disease and death

10/11/2012
Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

10/10/2012
U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

10/9/2012
Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD

Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

10/9/2012
Group Programs for Weight Loss May Work Best

Study found those who go to meetings shed more pounds, whether health pro or peer in charge

10/5/2012
U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

10/5/2012
Severely Obese Americans on the Rise

Study shows a decade of growth among those with 100 pounds excess weight, but trend is slowing

10/3/2012
'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

9/29/2012
Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report

But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

9/28/2012
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/25/2012
Working Out Cuts Women's Appetite, Study Finds

Regardless of weight, participants didn't consume more to 'make up' for calories burned