Obesity Health News

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Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study

Cholesterol levels improved even better in young patients than adults, study found

Burning the Midnight Oil May Lead to Weight Gain

'Night owls' took in an average 248 more calories per day, study found

Poor Sleep Might Worsen Diabetes

Researchers recommend losing weight, paying more attention to value of sleep

Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds

Seeing someone with excess pounds may temporarily reduce your commitment to health

Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old bottle feeders were obese at age 5, researchers say

Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

TVs Common in Daycare Centers, Flouting Guidelines

Ohio study finds media is too often a replacement for adult-child interaction

Obese People Have Less Satisfying Sex Lives: Study

Overweight women seem to be affected more than men, researchers add

Belly Fat + Heart Disease Can Be Deadly: Study

Even normal weight people with a 'beer belly' or 'muffin top' at risk, Mayo researchers say

Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

Extra Pounds at Midlife May Boost Dementia Risk Later

Being merely overweight in middle age raised risk by 70% compared to normal-weight peers, experts find

Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections

Blood tests show lean pregnant women had more infection-fighting immune cells

Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health

As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study

The research was in mice, but may have implications for humans

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Fat accumulates as concentrations of the nutrient fall, and these changes differ by race, study finds

Rising Obesity Rates Add to Arthritis Woes in U.S.

Urgent need for weight control programs for those with painful joint disorder, CDC says

Vitamin E, Diabetes Drug May Not Ease Obesity-Linked Liver Trouble in Kids

Fatty liver disease affects 1 in 20 U.S. children, and can have serious consequences, study authors say

Severely Obese Teens No More Depressed Than Slimmer Peers

But large size affects whites more than blacks, researchers say

Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

Every human appears to have a distinct intestinal ecosystem, European researchers report

For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

Obesity, Disparities in Care Help Drive U.S. Stillbirths: Studies

27,000 American women still experience this often preventable outcome each year, experts say

Aerobic Exercise May Curb Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Report

Daily one-hour walks also improved insulin sensitivity in people who are obese, researchers found

Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease

Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit

Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study

Qnexa, a combo of phentermine and topiramate, did come with side effects, however

Could Stomach 'Pacemaker' Be New Weight-Loss Tool?

Not yet approved in the U.S, the device sends tiny impulses to nerves to signal fullness sooner

Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study

But diabetes risk tied more to adult weight, Israeli researchers find

Weight Linked to Complications in Some Hysterectomy Patients

Bleeding, infections more likely in obese and underweight women, study finds

Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study

High blood pressure, diabetes may be contributing factors, researchers say

Compulsive Eaters May Have 'Food Addiction,' Study Finds

Exposure to food 'cues' might trigger same brain reward circuitry involved in drug and alcohol addiction

Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia

Serious airway complications 2 to 4 times more likely among heaviest patients, study finds

Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

Going without the correct balance can interfere with your best efforts, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Migraine Pain in Obese Patients

Frequency of disabling headaches was reduced for more than half, small study finds

Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

More Added Sugars, More Pounds?

Study found body weight went up with increases in sugar intake over 27 years

Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

Are the Religious Prone to Obesity?

Study found regularly attending services was linked to raised risk in middle age

Poor Diet Linked to Early Signs of Heart Risks in Obese Kids

Lack of healthy food in youth seems to cause inflammation, insulin resistance, study finds

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds

Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

Chronic infection with fluid might alter taste, causing children to eat more, study suggests

Gastric Bypass Patients Take Longer to Process Alcohol, Study Finds

They should not drink and drive, experts say

Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some, Experts Say

American Heart Association statement points to heart health improvements in severely obese people

Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link

Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth

Health Tip: Don't Let Lost Pounds Return

Suggestions to maintain a healthy body weight

Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

Study found energy expenditure equaled that of moderate to vigorous exercise

1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC

Insufficient rest affects health, concentration, experts say

Stigma Often Adds to Burden of Obesity

Health declines were worse in those who felt discriminated against, study found

In Battle of the Bulge, Canada Trumps U.S.

More than a third of Americans now obese, compared to about 24% of Canadians, study finds