Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/19/2010
Obesity as Young Adult May Boost Psoriatic Arthritis Risk

Study found that 20 percent of those overweight at age 18 developed condition by age 35

7/19/2010
Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

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