Obesity Health News

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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

1/21/2010
As Obesity Increases, So Does Stroke Risk

Especially high rate among blacks may have genetic cause, researcher says

1/21/2010
FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug

Meridia shouldn't be used by those with history of heart problems, agency says

1/19/2010
Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge

Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

1/18/2010
For Very Obese, Gastric Bypass May Extend Life

Decision-making depends on comparing benefits vs. risks, researchers say

1/18/2010
Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for Kids Ages 6 and Up

Children who are obese should be referred to treatment, USPSTF panel says

1/15/2010
Race, Weight May Influence Success of Prostate Surgery

Among diabetic men undergoing prostatectomy, obese whites have worse outcomes, study finds

1/13/2010
U.S. Obesity Rates Leveling Off, But Still High

And rates among boys aged 6-19 still climbing, government study finds

1/12/2010
Could a Bigger Bottom Boost Health?

Derriere fat curbs inflammatory processes linked to heart disease, experts say

1/9/2010
Psychotherapy May Help Teen Girls Avoid Obesity

Focusing on interpersonal relationships stems weight gain, study finds

1/7/2010
Stored Fats May Make Cancer Cells More Aggressive

Finding could explain link between obesity and cancer, researchers say

1/6/2010
Cellular Tweak Helps Mice Burn More Fat

Targeting key mechanism could lead to new treatments for obesity, findings suggest

1/6/2010
Showing Kids How Fast They Eat May Help Them Shape Up

New device links eating speed and portion size to aid weight loss, researchers say

1/5/2010
Hazards of Obesity Now Rival Smoking in U.S.

Little difference seen in loss of quality-of-life years between the two, study finds

1/5/2010
Young, Overweight Fall Prey to Weight-Loss Spam

They're more likely to respond to product pitches in e-mails, study shows

1/4/2010
Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

1/4/2010
Quitting Smoking Can Raise Diabetes Risk

But interventions can keep the illness at bay, experts say

12/30/2009
For Kids, All Activity May Not Be Equal

Learning movement skills is key but often overlooked in zest for sports, experts say

12/28/2009
Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obese' Man

Heart risks may take years to show up, but they're there, study finds

12/28/2009
Top Reasons Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions Don't Stick

Study points to self-consciousness as biggest factor standing in people's way

12/22/2009
Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin

Twins study shows impact of lifestyle on top of genetics

12/21/2009
Imagine Food Aromas That Prevent Overeating

Scientists working on edibles that will signal fullness just by chewing

12/18/2009
Blacks Have Less 'Bad Fat' Than Whites

It's a puzzle, because less visceral fat should mean less obesity-linked disease, experts say

12/17/2009
Wide Array of Stores Now Sell High-Calorie Snacks

They're at checkout counters of clothing stores, gas stations -- and adding to obesity epidemic, study says

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/15/2009
Puberty May Trigger Sleep Apnea in Overweight Kids

Obesity combined with developmental changes increases risk in teens, study suggests

12/14/2009
Cutting TV Time Burns More Calories

Study found simple activities like housework, gardening replaced tube watching

12/11/2009
12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/10/2009
Too Much Drinking, Eating Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Prognosis is also worse for overweight women, researchers find

12/2/2009
Health Gains From Lowered Smoking Rates in Jeopardy

Study finds rising incidence of obesity could counter recent increases in longevity

12/2/2009
Oversized College Football Players May Face Heart Risks

Linemen especially likely to have metabolic syndrome, study finds