Obesity Health News

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4/30/2012
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity

The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

4/30/2012
Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids

More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/24/2012
Many First-Graders Shun Overweight, Obese Kids

In survey, most preferred to play with slimmer classmates, study finds

4/20/2012
Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

4/19/2012
Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Odds for an attack were slightly less than for those who ate higher-fat fare, study found

4/19/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report

But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

4/17/2012
Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

4/16/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Beat Drugs for Cutting Diabetes in Very Obese

In small study, type 2 disease was reversed for some patients who had bariatric procedure

4/13/2012
Substance Abusers, Even Recovering Ones, May Face Stigma

Scenarios of obese people, smokers drew less negative reaction in study

4/13/2012
CT Scans Deliver More Radiation to Obese People: Study

However, risk of side effects might not rise, expert says

4/13/2012
Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise

They averaged about 18 minutes a day, far short of the recommended 30 minutes, study finds

4/13/2012
Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively

Young children judged heavier kids more harshly than they did normal-weight kids, study shows

4/13/2012
Obese Workers' Health Care Costs Top Those of Smokers

Smokers cost employers an additional $1,275 a year, while obese workers cost $1,850 more, study says

4/12/2012
Obesity's Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates

Total reaches nearly 21% of U.S. health care spending, study says

4/12/2012
Health Tip: Keep the Weight Off

Avoid sauces, gravies and fattening dressings

4/11/2012
Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity, Diabetes: Study

Researchers found altering amount, timing of rest raised blood sugar levels, slowed metabolism

4/10/2012
Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study

Without reducing consumption, more than one in five children will be obese by 2020

4/10/2012
Dieters Share Success Strategies

Eating less fat, exercising more, using prescription meds help most, survey finds

4/9/2012
Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study

Maternal obesity, overweight also linked to other developmental delays

4/9/2012
Scientists Pinpoint Childhood Obesity Genes

In a first, they find two mutations that may predispose kids to common obesity

4/4/2012
Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening

Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

4/3/2012
Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk

Every 2-inch increase in height was associated with raised odds, research suggests

4/3/2012
For Many Girls, Slimming Down Doesn't Help Self-Esteem

Teens who were formerly obese often still view themselves as fat, study finds

4/2/2012
U.S. Women Could Be More Obese Than Believed

A new measurement of body fat could better identify obesity, study suggests

3/30/2012
Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

3/29/2012
Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?

Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

3/28/2012
Lifestyle Changes Help Type 2 Diabetics Keep Moving

Weight loss and exercise prevent disability, study finds

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/28/2012
Obesity Rates Rise Among Mexican-Americans: Report

25-year survey results shed light on nutrition and health changes

3/28/2012
Could Unroasted Coffee Beans Help You Shed Pounds?

Tiny preliminary study saw weight loss, but expert urges caution

3/26/2012
Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests

Eight hours or more a day raises risk, even if you exercise, researchers find

3/26/2012
Weight-Loss Surgeries May Beat Standard Treatments for Diabetes

Studies found many patients who had procedures could reduce, stop medications afterward

3/23/2012
Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Researchers took weight-based chemotherapy dosage into account

3/22/2012
Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

When parents shed pounds, overweight kids on weight-loss plan slimmed down, too

3/22/2012
Obesity Linked to Poorer Mental Skills in Seniors

The belly worst place to carry extra weight, study says

3/21/2012
U.S. Underestimates Long-Term Costs of Obesity, Experts Say

Because complications take years to develop, they may escape documentation

3/21/2012
Fatty Meals Could Trigger Inflammation for Diabetics

People with type 2 disease had more sign of heart risk factor, study says

3/20/2012
Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

3/15/2012
New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer

Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

3/15/2012
Electronic Diary Helped Obese Adults Stick to Weight-Loss Plan

But the results didn't last after 2 years, study finds

3/15/2012
Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study

But vigorous workouts don't seem to affect fertility in heavy women, researchers say

3/14/2012
Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

Those with healthy behaviors more inclined to recommend patients make lifestyle changes: study

3/14/2012
Lack of Sleep May Give You the Munchies

Sleep-deprived people eat more than 500 extra calories daily, study finds

3/14/2012
Brisk Daily Walk Could Counter 'Obesity Genes'

But finding doesn't prove exercise is the only factor, researchers stress

3/14/2012
Fatty Foods Might Harm Men's Sperm, Research Suggests

Small study finds lower sperm counts, concentrations for males on high-fat diets

3/14/2012
Type of Bacteria May Be Linked to Diabetes

Researchers find association between H. pylori infection, type 2 disease

3/12/2012
Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program

Both blood pressure and weight decreased slightly, study finds

3/6/2012
Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study

But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

3/5/2012
Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds

As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says