Obesity Health News

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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

3/2/2012
Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds

They include drugs for diabetes, mood disorders and other chronic conditions

3/1/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems Safe for Kidney Disease Patients

Study found complication rates of 5 to 10 percent among obese patients

2/29/2012
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children

The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

2/28/2012
Many Gaps in Fast-Food Nutrition Information

Calories can be hard to figure when menu items are meant to serve more than one, researchers say

2/27/2012
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Type 2 Diabetes

The medication appears to control blood sugar without boosting risk for hypoglycemia, study shows

2/24/2012
Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients

Certain weight-loss methods can lead to organ damage, study says

2/24/2012
Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

2/24/2012
Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower

Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

2/22/2012
FDA Advisers Back Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa

Drug had been previously rejected because of concerns about possible heart problems, birth defects

2/21/2012
FDA Weighs Fate of Qnexa for Weight Loss, Again

Drug previously rejected because of possible heart problems, birth defects

2/20/2012
Fructose No Worse Than Other Sugars for Weight Gain: Study

Research suggests it's total daily caloric intake that matters, not the source

2/20/2012
Mexican-Americans' Diets Suffer as They Abandon Traditional Foods: Study

Second- and third-generation immigrant teens eat fewer grains, beans, fruits and vegetables than teens born in Mexico

2/20/2012
Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity

Studies in mice and humans suggest mutation may make it easier to gain pounds on high-fat diets

2/18/2012
Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be

Walking pooch encourages recommended level of daily exercise, study finds

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/14/2012
Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss

People who substituted for high-calorie beverages lost about 5 pounds in study

2/13/2012
Wider Waistlines Linked to Memory Problems in HIV Patients

Certain anti-HIV drugs can cause central weight gain, researchers say

2/10/2012
Obesity Appears Linked to Pain

The more overweight people are, the more likely they are to experience pain, study finds

2/10/2012
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

2/9/2012
More U.S. Doctors Are Urging Patients to Exercise: CDC

But majority of adults still not told to get active during office visit, report finds

2/8/2012
Obesity Linked to Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms

As weight increases, so do patient reports of greater pain, poor quality of life, researchers say

2/8/2012
When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

Study found power of suggestion worked, even when smaller meal was not discounted

2/8/2012
Big Drop in Americans' Blood Levels of Trans Fats, CDC Says

New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway

2/6/2012
Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes

High-fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in Western diet, and study suggests it could play unique role

2/6/2012
Many U.S. Kids Still Buy Unhealthy Snacks at School

Regulation needed to reduce students' access to junk food, researchers say

2/3/2012
Smaller Plate Won't Help Your Diet, Research Shows

People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says

2/2/2012
If Your Dining Partner Overeats, So May You

In study, women mimicked eating behavior of new acquaintances, matching them bite for bite

1/30/2012
Chubby Doctors Could Be Bad for Your Health

Study finds they're less likely to counsel heavy patients on weight