Obesity Health News

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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

6/26/2012
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women

Findings significant since most over 65 are deficient in it, researchers say

6/26/2012
Hormone 'Ratio' May Show Which Dieters Will Keep Weight Off

Study found measuring the ratio of leptin and ghrelin helped predict success

6/25/2012
Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel

New guidelines focus on lifestyle counseling, not medication

6/25/2012
'Dessert' With Breakfast Boosts Weight Loss: Study

But several nutritionists disagree with the finding

6/25/2012
Diabetes Can Make a Comeback After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

For some, bariatric procedures banish the disease, but only for a while

6/25/2012
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk

Findings also suggest an association with obesity, but more research is needed

6/25/2012
Plastics Chemical Linked to Obesity in Kids

Study suggests phthalates may alter fat metabolism, influence weight

6/20/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage

Obese patients who had bariatric procedure had lower rates of kidney disease, study found

6/20/2012
Race Might Play Role in Success of Weight-Loss Surgery

Black women lost less than whites, but the gap was narrower when diabetes was present, study finds

6/20/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study

Patients maintained lower weight, improvement in cholesterol levels

6/19/2012
Discount Supermarkets Tied to Rising Obesity Rates

Make healthy foods more affordable, researchers say

6/19/2012
Health of Americans a Mixed Bag: CDC Report

More are exercising and not smoking, but obesity, diabetes rates still increasing

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
Some May Drink More After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

It's not clear whether gastric procedures boost the risk

6/15/2012
Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says

But experts stress that obese kids do have non-surgical options that may work

6/14/2012
Liposuction Might Have 'Boomerang' Effect

But exercise kept post-surgical increase in fat around organs at bay, study found

6/13/2012
Obesity, Depression Blamed for Daytime Sleepiness 'Epidemic'

Preliminary studies add another health consequence of being overweight

6/13/2012
Heavy Drinking, Smoking Won't Harm Men's Sperm: Study

But the data should not give would-be dads the green light to pursue unhealthy lifestyles, experts say

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/11/2012
Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids

Both type 1 and type 2 disease rates up more than 20 percent in past decade, finds study

6/10/2012
Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Missing Treatment Goals: Study

Blood sugar control remains a challenge despite improvements in care

6/8/2012
Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

Obese teens often get the diet-and-exercise speech from physicians, but many overweight children don't