Obesity Health News

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Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity

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

Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be

Walking pooch encourages recommended level of daily exercise, study finds

Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

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

Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss

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

Wider Waistlines Linked to Memory Problems in HIV Patients

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

Obesity Appears Linked to Pain

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

When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

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

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

Obesity Linked to Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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

When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

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

Big Drop in Americans' Blood Levels of Trans Fats, CDC Says

New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway

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

Many U.S. Kids Still Buy Unhealthy Snacks at School

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

Smaller Plate Won't Help Your Diet, Research Shows

People eat until full regardless of the dinnerware, researcher says

If Your Dining Partner Overeats, So May You

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

Chubby Doctors Could Be Bad for Your Health

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

Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back

Researchers say more severe spinal disc degeneration seen in obese patients

Long Shifts May Raise Some Nurses' Odds for Obesity

Arduous schedules take toll on their health, patient care, study finds

Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers say 'autoantibodies' can cause lupus, diabetes, arthritis

Heavier Ex-NFL Players May Be Prone to Brain Decline

But experts say the new study findings may not include all contributing factors

Americans Aren't Getting Any Skinnier

But, the good news is the overall rate of obesity is stabilizing, researchers report

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

However, no similar connection found for boys in Norwegian study

Certain Diabetes Drugs Might Aid Weight Loss

Medicines such as Byetta may help users shed pounds, but more study is needed, experts say

Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Risk Factors

Hepatitis C, obesity contribute to rising rates, new studies find

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Diabetes

Not a cure, but operation plus meds better than either treatment alone, researcher says

Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

People with serious cardiovascular issues may be good candidates, experts say

Obesity, Diabetes Pose 1-2 Threat to Young Americans

The result: They could be first generation to not live as long as their parents

Are Global Market Forces Linked to Obesity Epidemic?

Countries with less-restrictive trade policies have more fast food, more weight gain, study finds

Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child

Teach good habits and a healthy approach

Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

Obesity Linked to Higher Esophageal Cancer Death Rates

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

Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

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

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

As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux

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

Diet Might Help Those Immobilized by Knee Osteoarthritis

Substantial weight loss reduces pain, raises mobility, researchers say

Obesity Linked to Lower Paychecks

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

Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

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

Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

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

Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar, Small Study Finds

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

NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

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

Obesity Less Harmful to Self-Esteem in Black Women: Study

Questionnaire reveals racial differences in how weight affects quality of life

Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat

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

Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer

But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

Diabetes, Obesity After 60 May Drive Up Breast Cancer Risk

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

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Diabetes Risk in Obese Kids

Low levels were associated with more insulin resistance, study found

FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products

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