Obesity Health News

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8/23/2012
Many Obese Americans Struggle With Stigma, Discrimination, Poll Finds

As levels of overweight rise, more say they've been left out of gatherings or passed over for jobs

8/22/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Medications, lifestyle changes still first-line prevention, researchers say

8/22/2012
Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study

Lifestyle changes key to decreasing disease rate among the disadvantaged

8/21/2012
Antibiotic Use in Infants Tied to Overweight Later: Study

Babies receiving these drugs before 6 months of age were heavier for height at 3 years

8/20/2012
Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths

Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

8/20/2012
Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study

'Fat and fit' concept may not apply to brain function, research suggests

8/20/2012
Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Patients sought better condition, self-esteem, activity levels

8/16/2012
Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese

Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

8/16/2012
Does Just Feeling Fat Make You Gain Weight?

Study shows teens with a bloated body image more likely to become fat in their 20s

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Harm Long-Term Weight Loss Efforts

Study found no differences among 'weight cyclers' and others as time went on

8/16/2012
Sleep Apnea Affects Many Women, Too

Study finds obesity, high blood pressure raise the odds for disorder

8/13/2012
Fat Stats: 30% of Adults in 12 States Now Obese

South, Midwest claim high proportion, researchers find

8/10/2012
Babies of Heavy Moms Grow Slower: Study

Findings suggest obesity epidemic harms kids even before birth

8/9/2012
Stressed-Out Men May Prefer Heavier Women

Study suggests evolution could explain why males are programmed this way

8/7/2012
Normal-Weight People With Type 2 Diabetes Have Higher Death Risk: Study

In surprise finding, odds of dying twice as high if weight is normal at diagnosis

8/7/2012
Cholesterol Levels Getting Better for U.S. Kids: CDC

But small gains may be offset by obesity crisis, expert warns

8/7/2012
More Americans Walking, But Still Not Enough, CDC Says

Almost half of adults don't get enough exercise to improve their health: report

8/7/2012
In Short Term, Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Raise Fracture Risk

But study found slightly higher risk several years after procedure

8/6/2012
Severely Obese Donors Raise Risks for Kids With Liver Transplant

Children with organs from these adult donors were more likely to lose grafts and die, study found

8/2/2012
When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study

Weekends are ideal time to get moving as a family, researchers say

8/1/2012
Many Americans in Denial Over Weight Gain: Study

While average adult weight rose in 2008-2009, most surveyed thought they'd dropped pounds

8/1/2012
Wider Waistlines Put Damper on Men's Sex Lives: Study

As obesity rises, males encounter sexual dysfunction more often, research shows

7/30/2012
'Obese' Label May Not Apply to Heavy Ex-NFL Players

Standard BMI measurement doesn't account for muscle mass, overestimates obesity in athletes, study finds

7/24/2012
Need to Get Walking More? Clip on a Pedometer

Study found use of the device nearly doubled the time seniors spent strolling each week

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/23/2012
NYC Ban on Super-Sized Sodas Would Cut Consumers' Calories: Study

Researchers find reduction of about 63 calories per fast-food meal

7/20/2012
Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health

Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

7/19/2012
2 New Weight-Loss Drugs Won't Reverse U.S. Obesity Crisis

Proper nutrition, exercise are key factors that must be part of any diet plan, health experts say

7/18/2012
Another New Weight-Loss Drug Approved

Qsymia sanctioned for obese or overweight people with chronic condition

7/18/2012
FDA Approves 2nd New Weight-Loss Drug

Qsymia joins Belviq as first diet medications approved in 13 years; experts still counsel healthy lifestyle as best option

7/17/2012
FDA Bans BPA From Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Move comes after industry request for 'clarification,' but consumer advocates say it's not enough

7/16/2012
Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study

Walking or biking to school can help, too

7/13/2012
Police Work Takes Heavy Health Toll: Study

Daily stress, night shift contribute to officers' increased risk for chronic illnesses

7/13/2012
Weight-Loss Keys: Food Journals, Eating In, Not Skipping Meals

'Ladies who lunch' in restaurants lost the least weight in study

7/13/2012
Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag

There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

7/12/2012
Heavier Friends Might Widen Your Waistline: Study

Research with high school students suggests overweight pals influence weight gain

7/12/2012
Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study

Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

7/12/2012
'Beige' Fat Joins Brown Fat as Potential Weight-Loss Target

These cells, a combination of white and brown fat, may ramp up weight loss, scientists say

7/10/2012
Selflessness Can Threaten Clergy Members' Health

Ministering to others linked to above-average rates of depression, chronic diseases, study shows

7/10/2012
Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight

Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

7/5/2012
Extra Pounds May Offer Protection to Heart Failure Patients

Adults with heart failure who were overweight or obese had lower risk of death in study

7/5/2012
U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

But 33% of elementary students still have access to high-calorie beverages, findings show

6/28/2012
Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth

Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies

6/27/2012
FDA Clears First Weight-Loss Pill in 13 Years

Belviq designed to make people feel full sooner

6/27/2012
FDA Approves First New Weight-Loss Drug in More Than a Decade

Belviq targeted for adults with health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes

6/27/2012
Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings

Stimulating brain's reward areas might cause overeating, researchers say

6/27/2012
Weight Loss May Increase Testosterone Levels

Overweight men more likely than normal-weight men to have low levels of the hormone, study says

6/27/2012
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent

6/26/2012
Certain Diets May Help Body Burn More Calories: Study

Low-carb and low-glycemic plans work best, but low-carb regimen has drawbacks