Obesity Health News

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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

9/8/2011
Weight Watchers Produces Bigger 'Losers' Than Standard Weight-Loss Care

Group members shed 15 pounds on average versus 7 pounds with standard diet, study finds

9/7/2011
Extra Pounds a Deadly Risk Factor for Black Women: Study

And belly fat puts even normal-weight women at risk, findings show

9/2/2011
Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?

Small study finds obese women tend to be unhappy with appearance if they get breast surgery first

9/1/2011
Helpful Gut Microbes May Differ Based on Diet

People favoring meat tend toward different 'microbiota' than those on plant-sourced diets, study found

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

8/31/2011
Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC

Report shows young people, minorities are consuming the most sweetened beverages

8/26/2011
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First

In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

8/26/2011
Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study

Expect to see 65 million more obese adults in U.S. by 2030, researchers say

8/24/2011
Obesity Costing States Billion in Yearly Medical Expenses

Taxpayers funding up to 64% of these costs in some states, research shows

8/22/2011
Weight Gain Hits Women After Marriage, Men After Divorce: Study

Married women may become more sedentary, while divorced men lose marriage's 'health benefit,' researchers contend

8/18/2011
Thin Children Have More Energy-Burning 'Brown Fat'

Teens with the lowest body mass index have more of this 'good' fat, study shows

8/17/2011
Being Overweight May Take Years Off Seniors' Lives

Excess weight -- once thought to cushion elderly from illness -- emerges as a health risk in new study

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/16/2011
The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

8/16/2011
Obesity Before Pregnancy May Raise Child's Asthma Risk

Study found teens were up to 30 percent more likely to wheeze if moms were obese

8/12/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Gains More Practitioners

Study also documents growth in less-invasive techniques, improved survival rates

8/12/2011
Patients Taking Antipsychotics Urged to Get Routine Physicals

These meds linked to risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, researchers say

8/10/2011
Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

Those who lifted weights regularly were twice as likely to kick the habit, researchers found

8/5/2011
Gastric Bypass May Dampen Desire for High-Fat Foods

And that, researchers say, may help explain why the weight loss surgery works

8/5/2011
Weight Loss May Boost Sex Life of Obese, Diabetic Men

Cutting calories can also have positive effects on urinary tract function, researchers say

8/3/2011
Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study

Telling patients they're overweight because they lack self-control will backfire, researchers say

8/2/2011
Americans No Longer Outliving Europeans: Study

Smoking, obesity are major reasons for decline in U.S. life expectancy, researchers say

8/1/2011
With Junk Food Stores Nearby, Teens May Eat More of It

Neighborhood businesses can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns, study finds

7/29/2011
Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/28/2011
Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study

More than 8 million adults now have the inflammatory joint disease, perhaps linked to rising obesity rates

7/27/2011
Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Exercise and weight control can cut the odds for older women even further, researchers say

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/26/2011
More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food

Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home