Obesity Health News

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7/21/2011
Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s

Reasons are unclear, but more media time, longer 'transition' to adulthood might be key, researcher says

7/20/2011
Does Your Personality Dictate Whether You'll Be Overweight?

People who are impulsive, aggressive or risk-takers more likely to weigh more, study contends

7/19/2011
Restaurant Calorie Counts Can Miss the Mark: Study

While fairly accurate, there was 'huge variation' -- especially for low-calorie foods

7/19/2011
As Waistline Expands, So Does Death Risk for Kidney Patients

Belly fat better predictor of mortality than body-mass index alone, study finds

7/19/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's

Study says that even a 25% drop in factors like obesity, smoking could cut 500,000 U.S. cases

7/15/2011
Rigorous Exercise May Boost Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

Bariatric patients can improve physical fitness with regular workouts, study finds

7/15/2011
The Cycling Stud Who Shed His Couch Potato Skin

Writer, who once flirted with type 2 diabetes, completes grueling two-day, 200-mile marathon

7/14/2011
Poorer, Less Educated Youth More Prone to Hypertension

These young adults were more likely to be overweight and exercise less, researchers explained

7/14/2011
Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

7/13/2011
Health Tip: Binge Eating May Lead to Weight Gain

And type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other complications

7/12/2011
Physical Activity Levels Linked to Employment Status

Men's and women's exercise levels affected differently by being unemployed, study finds

7/12/2011
Health Tip: Insufficient Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Here's how it affects your health

7/11/2011
Fast Food Is King of the Neighborhood, Study Reports

Healthy foods need to be more available and affordable, eaters need education, experts say

7/11/2011
Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer

Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

7/8/2011
California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness

Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

7/8/2011
Obesity May Increase Risk of Surgical Complications

Inflammation, infection much more likely following elective procedures, study shows

7/7/2011
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

7/1/2011
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

6/29/2011
Obesity a Major Cause of Early Death in Women: Study

And the risk rises as overweight becomes more severe, researchers say

6/27/2011
Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids' Shows

American Academy of Pediatrics statement aims to slow childhood obesity rates

6/27/2011
Health Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Eating

Don't use food as a 'pick-me-up'

6/24/2011
Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many

Study found beverages account for half of those calories

6/23/2011
Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier

They seem to be more likely to eat more rich foods, researchers report

6/23/2011
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

6/22/2011
Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight Gain

Study finds more exercise, less fast food could help curb obesity epidemic

6/21/2011
Lawmakers Urged to Consider Health Effects of Major Legislation

Decades-old policies also need revision, Institute of Medicine says

6/16/2011
High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC

Only one in 10 kids meets federal goals for fitness, study reveals

6/16/2011
New U.S. Health Initiative Highlights Disease Prevention

Multi-agency effort will focus on encouraging exercise, healthy eating

6/16/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Less Obese Patients: Study

They experienced greater weight loss, remission of type 2 diabetes

6/15/2011
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 10 percent of women, many of them overweight or obese

6/15/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression

Depressed or not, patients who had the operation lost about 60% of excess weight, study finds

6/15/2011
For Many, Weight-Loss Surgery Also Eases Migraines

Some experts find study inconclusive, call for more research

6/15/2011
U.S. Found to Be Losing Ground in Life Expectancy

Some Mississippi women can expect to die younger than women in El Salvador, new analysis claims

6/10/2011
Some Brains Easily Distracted by Rewarding Stimuli

Findings may hold clues about drug addiction, obesity, researchers say

6/9/2011
Mouse Study Reveals How Smoking Helps Keep People Thin

Findings hint at possible targets for weight-loss strategies down the line

6/7/2011
Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Chubby Babies

Babies with more body fat may have a higher risk of childhood obesity, researchers say

6/6/2011
Weight Loss May Help Sleep Apnea Symptoms

About half of overweight study patients saw condition improve after dropping pounds

6/6/2011
Too Much Work, Food, Media May Be Hurting Health

Many would do better, physically and mentally, with less, expert says

6/6/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Rise in Fracture Risk

People who've had procedure especially prone to breaks in the hands and feet, study finds

6/6/2011
Excess Pounds May Lower Odds of Surviving Breast Cancer

Women with a healthy body weight before and after breast cancer diagnosis more likely to survive, researchers find

6/5/2011
Brown Fat Cells May One Day Help Combat Obesity

Scientists report that they grew 'good' fat cells that can burn calories in lab study

6/2/2011
U.S. Serves Up New Nutrition Guidelines on 'MyPlate'

The logo, which replaces the Food Pyramid, is designed to encourage healthful eating

6/2/2011
Obesity Greater Risk for Fatty Liver Than Alcohol, Study Finds

Moderate amounts of red wine had no ill effect and even improved cholesterol levels, researchers say

5/28/2011
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Make sure 'Watching TV' isn't their most memorable activity

5/27/2011
Weight Loss in Heavy, Obese Women Boosts Vitamin D Levels

Deficiency may explain link between obesity and chronic disease, expert says

5/27/2011
Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say

Risk 4.6 times higher in overweight women with high blood sugar, even years before conception

5/27/2011
More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Lack of adequate slumber negatively affects young children's weight, body fat, study finds

5/26/2011
Sedentary Jobs Helping to Drive Obesity Epidemic

Study found increase in desk jobs means Americans burning almost 150 calories less a day

5/23/2011
Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes

But gaining weight between pregnancies boosts the risk, study finds

5/20/2011
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids

And heart disease risk in those with skin disease may start with high cholesterol in childhood