Obesity Health News

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4/11/2011
Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease

Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

4/11/2011
Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit

Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

4/11/2011
Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study

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

4/8/2011
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

4/6/2011
Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study

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

4/6/2011
Weight Linked to Complications in Some Hysterectomy Patients

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

4/6/2011
Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study

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

4/4/2011
Compulsive Eaters May Have 'Food Addiction,' Study Finds

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

4/4/2011
Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

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

3/30/2011
Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia

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

3/29/2011
Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

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

3/28/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Migraine Pain in Obese Patients

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

3/28/2011
Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

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

3/24/2011
More Added Sugars, More Pounds?

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

3/23/2011
Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

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

3/23/2011
Are the Religious Prone to Obesity?

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

3/22/2011
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

3/21/2011
40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

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

3/21/2011
Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

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

3/16/2011
Gastric Bypass Patients Take Longer to Process Alcohol, Study Finds

They should not drink and drive, experts say

3/14/2011
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

3/11/2011
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

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

3/10/2011
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link

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

3/8/2011
Health Tip: Don't Let Lost Pounds Return

Suggestions to maintain a healthy body weight

3/7/2011
Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

Study found energy expenditure equaled that of moderate to vigorous exercise

3/3/2011
1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC

Insufficient rest affects health, concentration, experts say

3/3/2011
Stigma Often Adds to Burden of Obesity

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

3/2/2011
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

3/1/2011
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women

Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

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