Obesity Health News

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12/23/2011
Obesity Linked to Higher Esophageal Cancer Death Rates

Findings could lead to new treatment strategies for overweight patients, researchers say

12/23/2011
Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

12/23/2011
Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids

Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

12/22/2011
As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux

GERD symptoms have been linked to cancer of esophagus, researchers say

12/21/2011
Diet Might Help Those Immobilized by Knee Osteoarthritis

Substantial weight loss reduces pain, raises mobility, researchers say

12/19/2011
Obesity Linked to Lower Paychecks

Annual earnings are usually less, especially for women, study says

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/15/2011
Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar, Small Study Finds

May help type 2 diabetics use glucose more efficiently many hours after activity, researchers say

12/15/2011
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

12/14/2011
Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

12/13/2011
Obesity Less Harmful to Self-Esteem in Black Women: Study

Questionnaire reveals racial differences in how weight affects quality of life

12/9/2011
Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat

They reported the greatest gains in quality of life, study finds

12/8/2011
Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer

But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

12/7/2011
Diabetes, Obesity After 60 May Drive Up Breast Cancer Risk

Study also finds low blood lipids linked to risk, but can't explain it

12/6/2011
Vitamin D Levels Tied to Diabetes Risk in Obese Kids

Low levels were associated with more insulin resistance, study found

12/6/2011
FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products

Agency says there's no proof the remedies work, and associated diet may cause harm

12/6/2011
Most Doctors Don't Tell Parents Kids Are Overweight

Or health care providers are speaking up, but message isn't sticking, study finds

12/5/2011
Fitness May Lower Death Risk Even Without Weight Loss

Exercise benefit found in large study of white, middle-class men

12/5/2011
Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study

The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say

12/2/2011
Colon Cancer Prognosis Worse for the Obese, Type 2 Diabetics

Cancer and heart-disease deaths higher, studies find

12/2/2011
Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats

Even overweight children safer when using the correct seat for their height and weight, study finds

12/1/2011
Younger Americans Face Greater Health Disparities: Study

Large gap between most and least healthy has opened up among those born after 1980

11/29/2011
Mid-Morning Snacks May Thwart Diets

Women who ate between breakfast and lunch lost less, study found

11/28/2011
Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study

That led to improved heart function, researchers said

11/28/2011
Fatty Liver Disease Doesn't Affect Survival, Study Finds

Researchers surprised that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had no impact on health, longevity

11/23/2011
Many Kindergarteners Already on Road to Obesity, Study Finds

To prevent health problems, lifestyle programs need to start in early childhood, experts say

11/16/2011
Losing Weight May Help Fight Gum Disease

Obese people who shed pounds showed improvements in gum health

11/15/2011
Looking to Lose Weight? Get a 'Coach'

Studies find one-on-one contact, counseling help people shed more weight than going solo

11/11/2011
New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11

Recommendations a shift from testing only children with family history of heart disease

11/11/2011
High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

11/10/2011
Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways

Fourth graders learn about academic subjects along with food preparation

11/9/2011
Experimental Drug Slims Obese Monkeys

Killing fat cells in the blood signals potential new approach to weight loss, but more research needed, experts say

11/7/2011
School Soda Bans Don't Keep Kids From Sugary Drinks

Children just turn to sport and fruit drinks, study finds

11/4/2011
Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients

Younger patients in study more likely to have low levels of bone-building vitamin

11/4/2011
Weighing Weight-Loss Programs

Commercial ones found more effective, cheaper than primary-care programs

11/2/2011
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery

Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

11/2/2011
Overweight Teens Don't Seem to Grasp Weight Loss Rules

Researchers find girls still drink sodas while exercising, and boys don't exercise at all

11/1/2011
Exercise Might Help Thwart 'Obesity Gene'

Researchers find genetic risk lower in those who stay physically active

11/1/2011
Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

10/31/2011
Life in U.S. Not Always a Plus for Immigrants' Health

Obesity, hypertension, diabetes soar for Hispanics the longer they live in United States, study finds

10/27/2011
Too Much Drinking May Raise Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Research also found extra pounds, black tea and fruit might all shield against the disease

10/26/2011
'Hunger Hormones' May Drive Post-Dieting Weight Gain

Appetite-suppressing hormones drop while appetite-stimulating ones rise, small study finds

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/25/2011
Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more

10/24/2011
Weight Gain Might Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk

Extra pounds put on after menopause could up the odds, research suggests

10/19/2011
Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity, Diabetes Risk

Study found moving women out of poor neighborhoods reduced rates of both conditions

10/19/2011
Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia

Studies find obese children have twice as many respiratory complications, need less anesthetic

10/18/2011
Weight Loss Surgery Can Help Whole Families: Study

Researchers found relatives living with those getting gastric bypass procedure also lost weight

10/17/2011
Many Don't Believe Their Obesity is Unhealthy: Study

Research involving ER patients finds poor communication with doctors a big factor