Obesity Health News

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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

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