Obesity Health News

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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

1/30/2012
Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back

Researchers say more severe spinal disc degeneration seen in obese patients

1/25/2012
Long Shifts May Raise Some Nurses' Odds for Obesity

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

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

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

1/23/2012
Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

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

1/17/2012
More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases

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

1/17/2012
Heavier Ex-NFL Players May Be Prone to Brain Decline

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

1/17/2012
Americans Aren't Getting Any Skinnier

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

1/16/2012
Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

However, no similar connection found for boys in Norwegian study

1/11/2012
Certain Diabetes Drugs Might Aid Weight Loss

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

1/10/2012
1/6/2012
Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Risk Factors

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

1/6/2012
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Diabetes

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

1/3/2012
Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

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

12/30/2011
Obesity, Diabetes Pose 1-2 Threat to Young Americans

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

12/29/2011
Are Global Market Forces Linked to Obesity Epidemic?

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

12/27/2011
Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child

Teach good habits and a healthy approach

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

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