Obesity Health News

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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

5/3/2010
Bullies Target Obese Kids

Being overweight is prime factor regardless of race, family income, study finds

4/29/2010
Low Testosterone Raises Heart Death Rates in Impotent Men

Obese patients with erectile dysfunction also at higher risk for cardiac events, research shows

4/29/2010
Exercise, Weight Control May Keep Fibromyalgia at Bay

Study finds link between excess weight and the pain disorder, especially among inactive women

4/27/2010
OTC Drugs May Work Differently in Obese Kids

Researcher suggests considering weight factors when deciding dosage

4/25/2010
Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study

Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

4/21/2010
More U.S. Women May Be Obese Than Thought

International guidelines show half to two-thirds of women of childbearing age fit the bill

4/20/2010
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk

Average-sized woman doubles her odds by adding 30 pounds over 30 years, researchers say

4/20/2010
Weight Gain, Smoking May Make Prostate Cancer Deadlier

Men who put on pounds after prostatectomy nearly double odds of recurrence, one study finds

4/16/2010
Obesity Epidemic May Cut Life Spans of Young Adults

Americans becoming overweight much earlier in life than in past generations, study finds

4/16/2010
Thin Girls May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk as Adults

Finding may offer new ways to predict odds for the disease, researchers say

4/14/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks

Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

4/13/2010
U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

4/13/2010
Hormones Tied to Diabetes Might Also Influence Fertility

Mouse study shows how type 2 disease can develop without obesity

4/9/2010
Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America

In one Louisiana community, one in two kids is now overweight or obese, study finds

4/9/2010
Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

4/7/2010
FDA Issues Warning on 'Fat-Melting' Spa Injections

There's no proof the procedures work and serious side effects can occur, agency says

4/6/2010
Obese Americans Get High Quality Medical Care

Despite bias from some doctors, overweight patients often receive better care than normal-weight peers, study finds

4/5/2010
Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'

DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

4/1/2010
Turning Your Workday Into Weight Loss

'Healthy office' can help employees shed pounds, boost productivity, experts say

4/1/2010
Small Tax on Soda Won't Curb Child Obesity

But higher tariffs could slash youngsters' consumption, study finds

3/30/2010
Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk

Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/24/2010
Inflammation Molecule May Determine Fat Levels

Link only seen in normal-weight women, suggesting it protects against obesity

3/24/2010
Researchers Identify 2 Genes Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Could yield better tests, treatments for condition that can cause liver damage, type 2 diabetes

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/23/2010
Even in 'Last Supper,' Portion Sizes Have Grown

Comparison of paintings shows bigger helpings over time, researchers say

3/23/2010
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life

But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, study shows

3/22/2010
Obese Kids Suffer More Leg, Foot Injuries: Study

Have limb pain evaluated, experts advise

3/19/2010
With Faulty Food Labeling, Who's Minding the Store?

Recent charges of misleading ingredient, calorie count info have FDA scrambling to fix system

3/18/2010
More Kids Now Extremely Obese

Report authors warn of shorter life spans, impending health problems for these children

3/15/2010
2 Drugs Fail to Prevent Diabetes in the Overweight

Diovan, Starlix also had limited or no effect in shielding users from cardiovascular woes, study finds

3/12/2010
Obesity, Drinking a Double Threat to the Liver

Combination increased chances of cirrhosis, studies found

3/10/2010
Health Tip: What's Behind Childhood Obesity

Factors that increase a youngster's risk

3/9/2010
Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis

Study found chances of recurrence, death higher than among normal-weight patients

3/8/2010
Sleepless Nights Plague America

People of all races say lack of shuteye affects their work, even sex lives

3/8/2010
Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease

Finding suggests new health policies could make a dent in the problem, researcher says

3/4/2010
Gut Bacteria May Spur Obesity, Research Suggests

Scientists transferred germs that increased appetite from one mouse to another

3/4/2010
As Pro Baseball Players Get Bigger, So Do Their Health Risks: Study

But N.Y. Mets team doctor disputes finding, saying better training, diet fueling the increase

3/3/2010
A Cheek Swab to Choose Your Diet Plan?

DNA test may be able to tell which diet would work best for you, study suggests

3/3/2010
You Can't Exercise Away TV's Toll on the Heart

Heavy screen time in youth means trouble by mid-40s, despite activity levels, study finds

3/3/2010
Workplace Wellness Programs Work

Employees who used them lost weight, lowered heart disease risk, study finds

3/2/2010
Child Obesity Rates Going Up

Junk food intake is up, and many kids have few places to burn calories, studies find

3/1/2010
Low-Fat Diets Beat Low-Carb Regimen Long Term

But obese on either plan averaged no more than 10 pounds weight loss over 3 years, study found

3/1/2010
Obesity and Depression: A Vicious Circle?

Study finds that one encourages the other, but early intervention can help

3/1/2010
Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice

Someday, leptin could free people with type 1 disease from daily injections, expert predicts

3/1/2010
Future Heart Disease May Be in Store for Obese Kids

Warning signs start to show up as early as age 3, researchers say

3/1/2010
Risk of Childhood Obesity Higher Among Minorities

Study found risk factors start before birth, stretch into preschool years

2/25/2010
Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women

Rates of the condition are higher in U.S. than Canada, study finds