Obesity Health News

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2/28/2011
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

2/28/2011
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

2/28/2011
Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds

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

2/25/2011
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

2/21/2011
Gastric Bypass Best for Weight Loss, Study Finds

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

2/20/2011
Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

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

2/17/2011
3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis

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

2/17/2011
People Who Weigh Less Now Qualify for Gastric Device

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

2/16/2011
Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

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

2/16/2011
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report

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

2/15/2011
Calorie Labels Don't Affect Kids' Fast-Food Choices

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

2/15/2011
Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

Analysis suggests something about carrying extra weight is at play

2/14/2011
Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study

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

2/14/2011
Obesity Seems to Cut Women's Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma

Researchers suspect association may be due to estrogen

2/14/2011
Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be

Different classes of obesity may merit separate recommendations, researchers say

2/11/2011
Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

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

2/10/2011
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

2/10/2011
Obesity Tied to Education, Income, but Not Suburbia: Study

Findings dispute belief that city living is advantageous weight-wise

2/9/2011
Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults

But rates are dropping for older men and women

2/7/2011
Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

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

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/7/2011
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

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

2/4/2011
Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report

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

2/4/2011
The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study

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

2/3/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery May 'Remodel' Heart

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

2/1/2011
Children May Pack on Pounds After Tonsillectomy

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

1/31/2011
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction

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

1/27/2011
TV: A Sneaky Part of the Food Pyramid

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

1/26/2011
105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

Obesity, changes in diagnostic criteria may be behind soaring rates

1/25/2011
Warm Homes in Winter May Contribute to Obesity Epidemic

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

1/25/2011
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

1/25/2011
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

1/24/2011
Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity

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

1/15/2011
Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay

1/14/2011
Is Race a Factor in Obesity Counseling?

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

1/13/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Incontinence in Women

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

1/13/2011
U.S. Aims to Make School Lunches Healthier

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

1/12/2011
Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart

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

1/11/2011
Cost of Obesity Approaching $300 Billion a Year

Researchers call for insurance companies to offer incentives for healthy living

1/10/2011
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

1/6/2011
Study Links Obesity to Greater Pain, Weakness in Fibromyalgia Patients

But weight loss may bring some relief, researchers suggest

1/3/2011
Family History of Alcoholism May Raise Obesity Risk

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

1/3/2011
In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots

Study points out the problem, but reasons remain unclear

12/27/2010
Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain

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

12/23/2010
Obese Drivers at Higher Risk of Death in Car Crashes: Study

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

12/21/2010
Researchers Turn White Fat to Energy-Burning Brown Fat in Mice

Finding could potentially lead to new treatments for obesity

12/20/2010
Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks

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

12/19/2010
Keeping Holiday Drinking in Check May Counter Cancer

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

12/17/2010
Obesity May Interfere With Vitamin D Absorption

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

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say