Obesity Health News

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Sugary Drinks Might Raise Hypertension Risk: Study

Those who consumed more were more likely to have high blood pressure, but exactly why is not clear

Doctors Can Influence Patients to Lose Weight: Studies

People more likely to try to shed pounds on doc's advice or maintain a healthy weight, reports find

Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds

And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms

Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

Gastric Bypass Best for Weight Loss, Study Finds

Also better than lap-banding, sleeve surgery at improving, eliminating type 2 diabetes

Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Obese patients who lost 57 pounds in 6 months saw significant improvements, study finds

3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis

CDC analysis finds range of 12% among Cuban Americans to 22% among Puerto Ricans

People Who Weigh Less Now Qualify for Gastric Device

Under new approval, Lap-Band system can now be used by less obese

Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes

America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

Calorie Labels Don't Affect Kids' Fast-Food Choices

In study, labeling got noticed but didn't influence orders

Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

Analysis suggests something about carrying extra weight is at play

Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study

Slimming down would spare hundreds of thousands of people chronic pain, surgery

Obesity Seems to Cut Women's Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma

Researchers suspect association may be due to estrogen

Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be

Different classes of obesity may merit separate recommendations, researchers say

Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

Obesity Tied to Education, Income, but Not Suburbia: Study

Findings dispute belief that city living is advantageous weight-wise

Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults

But rates are dropping for older men and women

Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says

Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report

Despite rising weights, some nations keeping blood pressure, cholesterol under control, study finds

The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study

Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

Weight-Loss Surgery May 'Remodel' Heart

Structural changes signal a less stressed, more normal heart muscle, but more research needed, experts say

Children May Pack on Pounds After Tonsillectomy

Doctors should consider patient's weight before resorting to surgery, researcher says

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction

Slashing sodium intake, switching to healthier fats key features of advisory

TV: A Sneaky Part of the Food Pyramid

Many restaurants have them, but experts say they promote bad eating habits

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

Obesity, changes in diagnostic criteria may be behind soaring rates

Warm Homes in Winter May Contribute to Obesity Epidemic

Higher indoor temperatures lessen need for body to spend energy to stay warm, researchers suggest

Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity

Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay

Is Race a Factor in Obesity Counseling?

Doctors more likely to give advice to white patients, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Incontinence in Women

Study finds no improvement in men's urological, sexual functioning

U.S. Aims to Make School Lunches Healthier

Less salt and fat, more fruits and veggies on the menu, USDA proposes

Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart

Even a little more activity spread through the average workday boosts health, study suggests

Cost of Obesity Approaching $300 Billion a Year

Researchers call for insurance companies to offer incentives for healthy living

For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal

Findings show need for extra precautions if any type of flu develops, expert says

Study Links Obesity to Greater Pain, Weakness in Fibromyalgia Patients

But weight loss may bring some relief, researchers suggest

Family History of Alcoholism May Raise Obesity Risk

People may substitute one addiction for another to satisfy brain's reward center, findings suggest

In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots

Study points out the problem, but reasons remain unclear

Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain

Babies fed cow's milk-based formula gained faster, study finds

Obese Drivers at Higher Risk of Death in Car Crashes: Study

Findings might have implications for car design, car safety testing, researchers say

Researchers Turn White Fat to Energy-Burning Brown Fat in Mice

Finding could potentially lead to new treatments for obesity

Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks

40% of study patients with skin disorder had factors such as diabetes, obesity

Keeping Holiday Drinking in Check May Counter Cancer

Evidence suggests that heavy drinking damages cells and may raise cancer risk

Obesity May Interfere With Vitamin D Absorption

Finding may indicate need for supplements or more sunshine, study suggests

Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say