Obesity Health News

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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

2/22/2010
Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Raises Gestational Diabetes Risk

Women who pack on more pounds than recommended are most susceptible, researchers say

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/17/2010
County-By-County Report Sizes Up Americans' Health

Rural areas tend to fare worse than urban locales, comprehensive survey finds

2/16/2010
One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues

But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

2/16/2010
Most Americans Think It's Others Who Are Unhealthy

Survey found most people thought they were fine, while their docs disagreed

2/15/2010
Repeated Weight-Loss Surgery Carries Added Risks

As more people undergo bariatric procedures, use of revisions will grow, study finds

2/10/2010
Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids

They have double the odds of dying before age 55, study finds

2/9/2010
Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens

Study found those who had it lost much more weight than peers who tried lifestyle changes

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/8/2010
Soft Drinks Could Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Higher blood sugar, insulin levels might cause cells to divide abnormally, researchers say

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/3/2010
Very Obese People May Be Missing Genes

Study adds to theories linking obesity and DNA

2/2/2010
Fat-Burning Chemical Points to New Weight-Loss Drug

Results of lab tests with mice suggest promising new direction for research, scientists say

2/2/2010
Later Puberty Seen for Obese Boys

Effect of excess fat differs between the sexes, findings show

2/1/2010
Diabetes Drug Helps Dieting Teens Lose Weight

Metformin plus lifestyle changes might play a role in obesity treatment, researchers say

1/29/2010
Health Tip: Who's a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

People for whom the surgery may be recommended

1/25/2010
For Lower Blood Pressure, Low-Carb Diet May Be Best

But for weight loss alone, other plans also work well, studies find

1/25/2010
Listing Calories on Fast-Food Menus Cuts Kids' Intake

Parents routinely chose about 100 fewer calories per meal for their children, study found

1/22/2010
Obesity Tied to Common Kidney Cancer

Odds of having clear-cell renal cell cancer jump as body mass increases, study finds