Obesity Health News

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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

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