Obesity Health News

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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

5/17/2011
Obese People at Higher Risk of Infection After Colon Surgery

Study found they were 60% more likely to have problems at surgical site

5/13/2011
Fat Cats, Dogs Developing Diabetes, Report Finds

Illness jumped 32 percent in dogs in just five years

5/11/2011
Fever During Pregnancy, Diabetes and Obesity May Raise Autism Risk

But study finds births by C-section didn't seem to have any impact

5/9/2011
Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study

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

5/9/2011
Burning the Midnight Oil May Lead to Weight Gain

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

5/6/2011
Poor Sleep Might Worsen Diabetes

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

5/5/2011
Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds

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

5/5/2011
Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study

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

5/5/2011
Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

5/3/2011
TVs Common in Daycare Centers, Flouting Guidelines

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

5/3/2011
Obese People Have Less Satisfying Sex Lives: Study

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

5/2/2011
Belly Fat + Heart Disease Can Be Deadly: Study

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

5/2/2011
Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

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

5/2/2011
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

5/2/2011
Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections

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

5/2/2011
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

4/29/2011
Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study

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

4/29/2011
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

4/28/2011
Rising Obesity Rates Add to Arthritis Woes in U.S.

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

4/26/2011
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

4/26/2011
Severely Obese Teens No More Depressed Than Slimmer Peers

But large size affects whites more than blacks, researchers say

4/21/2011
Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

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

4/19/2011
For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

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

4/14/2011
Obesity, Disparities in Care Help Drive U.S. Stillbirths: Studies

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

4/13/2011
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