Obesity Health News

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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

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/6/2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease

New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

6/5/2012
Bigger Waist Tied to Increased Risk of Diabetes

Waist circumference was a stronger risk factor in women than men, study finds

6/5/2012
Seniors With Asthma Do Worse If Obese

They also fare poorly in traffic pollution, researchers say

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/4/2012
Some Genes Seem to Raise Risk of Obesity: Study

But experts note environment also plays significant role in weight

6/1/2012
American Heads Are Getting Bigger, Study Finds

Skull growth of whites is outpacing increases in overall height, thigh length

6/1/2012
6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/31/2012
Atkins-Type Diets Look Kidney-Friendly: Study

Researchers find high-protein regimen safe for obese people without renal problems

5/30/2012
Obesity May Raise Odds for Painful Leg Condition

Excess weight can lead to fluid backup called lymphedema

5/30/2012
Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?

Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

5/30/2012
Once-Obese Women Still Face Stigma, Study Finds

'Fat bias' may linger even after weight loss

5/28/2012
5/25/2012
As Obesity Rates Rise, Cases of Kidney Stones Double: Study

More Americans now suffer from kidney stones than from heart disease, stroke or diabetes

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/24/2012
Severely Obese Have More Complications With Spinal Surgery

Study found almost doubled risk after spinal fusion

5/24/2012
Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC

Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

5/24/2012
Some Heavy Kids at Risk of Blindness, Study Says

Brain condition that can steal sight more common among overweight girls, researchers report

5/24/2012
C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests

By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

5/23/2012
Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says

A woman's weight before, during pregnancy mattered more than glucose levels in predicting baby's size

5/22/2012
Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks

Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds

5/21/2012
Obese More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Study says they also were in the later stages, had more aggressive disease at diagnosis

5/21/2012
Obese Teens Can Have Heart Damage Without Showing Signs

Small, early study found changes in cardiac structure, function

5/21/2012
Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs

Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/18/2012
One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese: Study

They may rely on cheap, fattening foods to fill up, researchers say

5/18/2012
'Bad' Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

But researchers report that 'good' fat may help preserve thinking and memory