Obesity Health News

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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

10/14/2011
Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study

Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study

Race seems to matter less than living in a poor community, researchers say

10/7/2011
Men Develop Diabetes With Less Body Fat Than Women: Study

Researchers say differences in fat distribution may be to blame

10/4/2011
Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure

Paves the way for hypertension in adulthood, researchers say

10/3/2011
Experts Assess What Works for Weight Loss

Popular behavior-based programs can help trim waistlines, medications may also help, study finds

9/30/2011
Obesity More Likely in 'Night-Owl' Kids

Study shows youngsters who stay up late are more sedentary than early-to-bed types

9/29/2011
No One Treatment for Acid Reflux Clearly Better Than Another: Study

Both medications and surgical treatments can work, but none of the options was clear winner

9/27/2011
Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women

Heavier seniors had less power in their legs relative to their weight than slimmer peers: study

9/23/2011
Americans Spending More of Their Lives Struggling With Diabetes

For obese, new study estimates between 2 and 6 extra years will be spent dealing with disease

9/22/2011
Liposuction May Lower Certain Blood Fats, Researcher Says

But because study lacked control group, expert warns conclusions may be flawed

9/21/2011
Many Unaware of Plastic Surgery Options After Weight Loss Procedures

Plastic surgeons want follow-up 'body contouring' procedures to be covered by insurance

9/19/2011
Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

9/19/2011
Brains of Obese May Crave High-Calorie Foods More: Study

Finding might explain why overweight people stay that way, researchers suggest

9/14/2011
Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight People

High blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels worse than obesity for some, study finds

9/13/2011
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites

New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

9/12/2011
Lifetime 'Dose' of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes epidemic in the U.S. may loom even larger than previously predicted, researchers suggest