Obesity Health News

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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

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