Obesity Health News

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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

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'