Obesity Health News

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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

9/25/2012
Stress Linked to Greater Weight Gain in Black Girls, Study Finds

Results may help explain racial differences in obesity rates

9/25/2012
Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications

More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

9/24/2012
Active Video Games Have Exercise-Like Effects in Kids: Study

Players' heart rates rose and they used more energy than with sedentary games

9/21/2012
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

9/21/2012
Kids Gain Weight With Sugary Drinks, Genes May Contribute: Studies

Supplying alternatives like water, diet drinks made a difference

9/20/2012
Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds

Lack of sensitivity may lead to eating more, researchers say

9/18/2012
Heart Deaths Rise With Extreme Temperatures, Study Finds

Heat waves deadlier than cold snaps, researchers find

9/18/2012
Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says

Diabetes remission, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels noted after 6 years

9/18/2012
Belly Fat Adds to Diabetes Risk in Obese Adults, Study Finds

Insulin resistance also a factor in developing type 2 disease

9/18/2012
Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids' Diabetes Risk: Study

Just 20 minutes a day improved insulin resistance of overweight children

9/18/2012
BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

However, it's not proven that the chemical causes increased weight

9/17/2012
Comparison of Obesity Surgeries Turns Up Surprising Results

More popular method is less successful for maintaining weight loss, study says

9/17/2012
Diets High in Fructose May Harm Liver in Some, Scientists Warn

Increased consumption of this sugar linked to altered metabolism, energy balance stores

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/17/2012
Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

9/17/2012
Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study

Yet initiative's goal is promoting good nutrition

9/17/2012
Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says

Urban white women are most likely to check for nutritional content

9/14/2012
Obesity Hits Rural Areas Harder Than Cities

Nearly 40 percent of rural adults in U.S. are obese, compared to 33 percent of city dwellers, study shows

9/13/2012
Knee, Hip Replacements Don't Help People Lose Weight: Study

Evidence is inconclusive and may even point to weight gain, researchers say

9/13/2012
NYC OKs Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says initiative is bid to combat obesity; opponents call it intrusion on individual rights

9/13/2012
Could Facebook Be Making You Fat?

Time spent on social networking sites was time taken away from physical activity, study found

9/12/2012
NYC 'Soda Ban' Decision Expected Thursday

Mayor's attempt to combat obesity comes up against industry, individual rights, opponents say

9/11/2012
Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality

Study suggests this could affect their ability to get pregnant

9/10/2012
Exercise Does Boost Teens' Health, Study Finds

Benefits include reductions in waist size, blood pressure, body mass

9/10/2012
Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers

Study finding points to need for novel weight-loss interventions

9/5/2012
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies

However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

9/4/2012
Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

9/3/2012
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests

Those with cluster of symptoms did worse on tests, showed brain changes on MRI

8/28/2012
Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest

Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

8/27/2012
Excess Pounds Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Link seen only with most common form of disease

8/25/2012
Overweight Kids More Prone to Gallstones: Study

Risk was even higher for obese girls, Hispanics

8/24/2012
Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows