Obesity Health News

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Article Title
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

10/4/2010
Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds

But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

10/4/2010
Companies Can Motivate Families to Live Healthier

Study found cash incentive drove lifestyle changes for IBM employees

10/1/2010
Doctors' Health, Well-Being Affect Patient Counseling

Those who live healthy lifestyle more likely to offer beneficial advice, study finds

10/1/2010
U.S. Kids Filling Up on 'Empty Calories,' Study Finds

Excess fats and added sugars will lead to health woes later on, experts say

9/30/2010
9% of U.S. Adults Suffer From Depression: CDC

It's most prevalent in the Southeast, perhaps due to high rates of ills like obesity and heart disease, researchers say

9/28/2010
Poor Health Habits Linked to Subpar Work Performance

Employees who smoke, don't exercise or eat right take more time off, are less productive, study finds

9/27/2010
Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy

But marketing these beverages as healthful doesn't make them so, experts say

9/20/2010
Metabolic Syndrome Doubles Heart Risk, Analysis Shows

Urgent need to help people control obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance, expert says

9/20/2010
Gastric Band Surgery Rising Among Obese Teens

More research needed on long-term safety, effectiveness, researchers say

9/20/2010
Childhood Obesity Might Be Linked to Strain of Cold Virus

Kids exposed to adenovirus 36 were 50 pounds heavier, on average, researchers found

9/15/2010
FDA Advisers Divided on Whether to Ban Diet Drug Meridia

Signs of heart and stroke risks prompt some panelists to call for new warnings and restricted distribution

9/13/2010
FDA Panel to Mull Ban on Diet Drug Meridia

Withdrawal of the drug, which may raise heart risks, is an option, agency says

9/13/2010
Two New Programs Aim to Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity

U.S. National Institutes of Health investing $72 million in effort to curb growing problem

9/10/2010
Appetite Hormone Levels May Influence Weight 'Regain'

Dieters with a certain combination are predisposed to reacquire lost pounds, researchers say

9/9/2010
Obesity Worsens Brain Damage of Heavy Drinking

Study finds it is an independent risk factor for harming brain health

9/9/2010
Most Americans Still Not Eating Enough Fruits, Veggies

No state has yet met the federal goals for consumption, CDC report finds

9/9/2010
Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer

Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

9/7/2010
Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity

Study found more than 30% of kids who didn't get enough nighttime rest gained too much weight

9/4/2010
No Surprise: Walking, Cycling Linked to Healthier Weights

Researcher admits finding seems obvious, but says scientific proof still important to encourage activity