Obesity Health News

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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

12/15/2010
Starting School Early May Keep Girls Thin

Younger classmates less likely to be obese in adolescence, study finds

12/14/2010
Obesity Rising Across All Income Levels: CDC

Education, affluence may help curb weight gain for some, but everyone vulnerable

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/13/2010
Taxing Sodas Won't Spur Much Weight Loss, Study Says

Ensuing declines would be minimal, researchers find

12/13/2010
Scientists Raise Fat-Burning Levels in Mice

Removing a cellular receptor for the ghrelin protein could point way to obesity control

12/13/2010
Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds

When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

12/10/2010
Weight Gain Seems to Change the Brain's Response to Food

Over time, overeating slows people's built-in reward systems, expert suggest

12/8/2010
Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness

Sugar appearing more now in dog and cat treats as veterinarian warns of the consequences

12/8/2010
New Diet Pill Wins FDA Panel's Backing

Vote on Contrave came amid agency concerns it might raise heart attack, stroke risk among users

12/7/2010
Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends

It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

12/2/2010
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020

These are more modest than previous ones, experts say

12/1/2010
Obesity Can Shorten Life, Analysis Finds

But being too skinny was also linked to decreased longevity, researchers discovered

11/30/2010
Tummy Fat May Threaten Women's Bones

In turnaround, researchers link apple shape to lower bone mass

11/29/2010
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk

And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

11/25/2010
Obesity Epidemic Threatens Fido, Fluffy, Too

This Thanksgiving, curb the urge to indulge your overweight pet, experts say

11/24/2010
More Protein, Fewer Refined Carbs May Keep Weight Off

Study found low-glycemic index foods such as whole-grain breads led to less weight regain

11/22/2010
1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They're Normal Size: Study

Conversely, many normal-weight women believe they're too fat, Texas researchers report

11/15/2010
Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy

Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association

11/11/2010
Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

11/9/2010
Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds

Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

11/9/2010
Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans

Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

11/5/2010
U.S. Obesity Rate May Hit 42% by 2050

Researchers say the more obese people you know, the greater your chances of gaining weight

11/2/2010
Online Feedback May Boost Weight-Loss Success

Adding computer-generated messages to program increased effectiveness, researchers found

11/1/2010
High-Calorie Drinks Still Widely Sold in U.S. Elementary Schools

Despite national guidelines, nearly half of students can buy unhealthy beverages, study finds

10/27/2010
Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity

Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

10/27/2010
Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study

Compared with groups including children, adult-only sessions had equal success, researchers found

10/27/2010
Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%

But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

10/25/2010
Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility

Obesity, underweight linked to poorer outcomes in studies

10/25/2010
Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study

Aortic stiffness may signal the development of cardiovascular disease

10/22/2010
Counseling for New Moms Can Sway Kids' Eating Habits

Program helped children eat healthier, avoid overweight, researchers found

10/22/2010
One-Third of U.S. Adults Could Have Diabetes by 2050: CDC

'Alarming numbers' point to importance of healthier lifestyles in reversing the trend, experts say

10/21/2010
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds

10/15/2010
Hospitalizations Way Up for Young Adults With Diabetes

And women 20 to 39 affected more than men, study finds

10/15/2010
Even a Little Weight Loss Helps Lower Blood Pressure in Obese Kids

Hypertension in youth can lead to heart disease later on, study authors note

10/14/2010
Genetics Linked to Raised Risk of Childhood Obesity

Research adds to evidence that gene variations may affect kids' weight

10/13/2010
Nearly 1 in 5 W.Va. 5th Graders May Have High Blood Pressure

Similar findings noted elsewhere, researchers say

10/11/2010
Dim Light at Night Linked to Weight Gain in Mice

Long-term exposure suggests a connection, but results need to be replicated in humans, researchers say

10/11/2010
Insulin Resistance Might Raise Risk of Stroke

Study found non-diabetics with the condition were three times more vulnerable

10/11/2010
Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes

However, environment and lifestyle still play key roles, experts say

10/11/2010
Structured Diet, Exercise Plans Seem to Shed Pounds

Two studies found those on regimens lost more weight than those who were not, but critics call results 'best-case scenario'

10/10/2010
October Named International Walk to School Month

Kids urged to get some exercise every day by walking or biking to school

10/8/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens May Be Gaining Advocates

Some believe it's the only way to save the super-obese

10/8/2010
Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

FDA cites product's increased risk for heart attack and stroke

10/8/2010
Obesity Among U.S. Workers Has Hefty Price Tag: Study

Biggest part of the $73 billion spent by employers was due to lost productivity on the job, data shows

10/7/2010
Big Waist Raises Risk of Diabetes, Analysis Suggests

Higher type 2 disease rates in U.S. versus U.K. may be due to greater levels of mid-section fat

10/7/2010
Almost One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Have Arthritis

And more than 40% of those folks are limited by it, CDC report shows

10/6/2010
Doctors' Weight Loss Talks Better When Empathetic

Patients much more likely to lose weight if they feel like a partner in care, researchers find

10/5/2010
Americans Trailing World in Steps-Per-Day

U.S. adults walk about half the distance of Swiss, Australians, study finds