Obesity Health News

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7/15/2010
Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study

Oregon study finds 1 in 5 young kids exposed to more than the recommended 2 hours a day

7/15/2010
No-Shame Programs May Appeal to Obese

But tactics should emphasize lifestyle change, not weight loss, survey suggests

7/14/2010
New Pill Found to Cut Weight With Few Side Effects: Study

Lorcaserin one of three new anti-obesity medications up for review by the FDA

7/14/2010
Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory

Impact of extra pounds worse for those who carry fat around their hips, researchers find

7/14/2010
Sleep Plays Important Role in Chronic Disease: Report

7 to 8 hours is optimal for adults, but too much or too little raises health risks, study finds

7/12/2010
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

7/12/2010
Weight-Loss Supplements Often No Better Than Fakes: Study

Changes in diet, activity levels still best way to control weight, expert suggests

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/9/2010
Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD

Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

7/8/2010
Clues for Burning Fat Without Exercise Found in Mice

Brain chemical seems to help melt calories but research may not apply to humans, scientists say

7/6/2010
Changes in Fat Cells May Pave Way for Type 2 Diabetes

May result in the 'hyperinflammation' seen in the disease, researchers say

6/30/2010
Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region

But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

6/29/2010
Taking Public Transit Might Help You Stay Slim

Leaving car at home, walking to station adds to daily exercise, researchers note

6/29/2010
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows

More than two-thirds of states now have rates above 25 percent

6/28/2010
A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim

If you're already heavy, even five minutes a day brings results, study finds

6/28/2010
Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

6/28/2010
When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

6/28/2010
School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids

But results for student population as a whole are less clear, researchers say

6/25/2010
U.S. Report Finds Too Few Clinics Target Diabetes, Obesity

Local centers need to face growing threat, federal researchers say

6/22/2010
Hormone Raises Desire for Fattening Foods

Study found ghrelin made people crave high-calorie food more

6/22/2010
Gaining Weight Later in Life Ups Diabetes Risk

Increased waist circumference also increases type 2 chances, study finds

6/22/2010
X-Ray Can Spot Gastric Band Slippage

As weight-loss surgeries increase, more of these emergencies will occur, researchers say

6/22/2010
Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices

Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

6/21/2010
Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

6/21/2010
Obesity Doesn't Always Guarantee Heart Disease

Those without other risk factors may not develop the condition, study suggests

6/21/2010
'Junk Food' Sugar May Help Some Fat Cells Proliferate

But lab study needs further testing in humans, experts say

6/18/2010
People May Skip Soft Drinks Rather Than Pay More

When cost increased, consumption dropped, study found

6/16/2010
Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer

Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

6/16/2010
Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life

Stigma may lead to fewer sexual encounters, poorer sexual health, study finds

6/14/2010
Lifestyle Changes Are No Guarantee Against Alzheimer's

Panel finds inconclusive evidence that diet, exercise, supplements prevent dementia

6/14/2010
Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

6/11/2010
Least Healthy More Apt to Think Genes Explain Disease Risk

Survey also found these people were not as interested in information on lifestyle changes

6/11/2010
Depression Could Play a Role in Added Belly Fat

Depressed people often gain weight, study found, but overweight aren't more prone to depression

6/9/2010
Old Drugs May Have New Use Against Hepatitis C

Drugs used for obesity, diabetes might fight dangerous liver infection, study shows

6/8/2010
When Mom Is Abused, Child's Obesity Risk May Rise

Kids exposed to domestic violence were more likely to be obese by age 5, study found

6/4/2010
Move Childhood Back Outdoors This Summer

Parents can boost their kids' health, social skills in the process, experts say

6/4/2010
Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving

Activity-oriented video gaming may benefit overweight older folks, researchers say

6/1/2010
TV Food Ads Promote Bad Diets

Study found they peddle huge amounts of sugar and fat, with few fruits and vegetables

5/28/2010
Overweight Younger Adults as Healthy as Normal-Weight Peers?

But study only looked at meds and didn't address issue of undiagnosed disease

5/26/2010
Rare Cases of Liver Damage Tied to Weight-Loss Drug

Orlistat is available by prescription under trade name Xenical and over-the-counter as Alli

5/26/2010
Osteoarthritis Claims Growing Number of Younger Victims

Intensive sports and exercise at young age may be the cause, experts say

5/21/2010
Lifestyle Affects Survival in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Pre-diagnosis smoking, obesity and alcohol use raise death risk, research shows

5/20/2010
Belly Fat in Middle Age Raises Dementia Risk

'Spare tire' had strongest association with senility, study found

5/20/2010
Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows

Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

5/20/2010
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health

Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

5/17/2010
High-Fat Meal May Trigger Asthma

Study finds fatty foods lead to inflammation, reduced lung function

5/14/2010
Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success

Obese women who lose 1.5 pounds a week or more fare best, researchers say

5/8/2010
Obese Kids May Be More Likely to Snore

They also develop sleep apnea more often than slimmer children, study finds

5/7/2010
Obesity Behind Rise of 'Phantom' Brain Tumors in Children

Pressure build-up within skull causes chronic pain, experts say

5/3/2010
Obesity a Bigger Threat to Kids in Southern States

Rate in Mississippi is double that of children in Oregon, CDC study finds