Obesity Health News

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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

9/2/2010
Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat

Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they're normal size

9/1/2010
Diet Pill Meridia Ups Heart Attack Risk: Study

While researchers saw no rise in deaths, some experts wonder if this drug has a future

9/1/2010
Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

Those who get less than eight hours a night at risk for obesity, experts say

8/31/2010
Active Lifestyle May Help Counter Obesity Genes

Those with inherited susceptibility to overweight urged to get moving, researchers say

8/30/2010
Moderate Drinking May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer's Return

But it could reduce the risk of dying from other causes, study finds

8/27/2010
Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Women who opted for the bottle had double the odds for the illness later, study found

8/25/2010
Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease Strengthened

Latest study correlates insulin troubles with dementia-linked brain plaques

8/25/2010
Short-Term Overeating Could Make Long-Term Weight Loss Tougher

Swedish study suggests pounds put on during high-cal, low-exercise periods stick around

8/23/2010
Could Drinking Water Before Meals Help You Lose Weight?

People who drank two glasses prior to eating dropped more pounds, study found

8/23/2010
Rectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger Adults

Actual number of cases among those under 40 still small, but trend raises flags, researcher says

8/16/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Type 2 Diabetes Medication Use

Study finds reduced drug and health care costs may make surgery a cost-effective alternative for some

8/16/2010
Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity

Black and American Indian girls continue getting heavier, while trend has leveled out in whites, study finds

8/9/2010
Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels

Raises risk for high blood pressure, other heart problems, study finds

8/9/2010
Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life

Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

8/9/2010
Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8

Rate of early onset has doubled for 7-year-old white girls, study finds

8/5/2010
Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma

But don't gain weight to protect your eyes, experts say

8/4/2010
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Mean Heavier Baby: Study

It's another reason for moms-to-be to maintain a healthy weight, researchers say

8/3/2010
Number of Obese Adults Keeps Rising, CDC Says

Overall obesity level now close to 27%, and minorities are hit hardest, report finds

8/3/2010
Weight Gain Eroding Americans' Quality of Life

'Healthy days per year' lost due to overweight has doubled since 1993, study shows

8/2/2010
Low Carb-, Low-Fat Diets Tied for Long-Term Weight Loss

2-year trial finds no difference in pounds lost, but cutting carbs may be best for heart health

8/2/2010
Western Diet Populates Kids' Stomachs With Bad Bacteria

Study found African children who ate more natural diet, were breast-fed longer had more good bacteria

7/30/2010
Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child

Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

7/30/2010
Experimental Diet Pill May Bring 'Modest' Weight Loss

Contrave combines an antidepressant with an anti-addiction drug

7/28/2010
In Young Girls, Obesity Linked to Early Puberty, Analysis Reveals

Unanswered questions remain, including psychological impact, researcher says

7/27/2010
Close Ties With Others Might Lengthen Life, Review Finds

Strong support system seems to have significant health benefits, researchers say

7/27/2010
Complications From Weight-Loss Surgery 'Relatively Low'

Michigan study finds high-volume hospitals, surgeons reporting fewest problems

7/27/2010
To Help Keep Weight Off, Turn to the Web

Well-designed Internet sites boost odds that pounds won't return, study finds

7/26/2010
Study Explores Links Between Obesity, Chronic Pain

Finding suggests connection to family history and frame of mind

7/23/2010
As Weight Goes Up, So Do Heart Risks

Across-the-board improvements may await those who trim down

7/23/2010
7/22/2010
The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study

Effect was seen even when researchers factored out obesity, exercise