Obesity Health News

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Article Title
12/1/2009
Birth in South Raises Stroke Risk for Life

Death rate highest for lifelong residents of 'stroke belt,' study finds

11/27/2009
Diabetes Cases Expected to Double in 25 Years

Soaring rates to bring unprecedented medical, economic burdens, study predicts

11/25/2009
Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds

Two experts offer waistline-friendly ways to enjoy festive feasting

11/19/2009
Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble

Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

11/19/2009
Appalachia, Southeast Hit Hardest by Obesity and Diabetes

CDC county-by-county analysis finds some areas with 1 in 10 adults already diabetic

11/17/2009
Obesity Rolling Back Gains in Heart Health

Studies show risk factors rising among children and adults, with many denying they have a problem

11/13/2009
Baby Boomers May Prove More Disabled Than Their Elders

Wave of disabilities could overburden health-care system, researchers fear

11/12/2009
Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction

Rats fed sugary chow suffered withdrawal when regular meals returned

11/11/2009
Fasting on Alternate Days May Make Dieting Easier

Heart health could also benefit from this plan, researchers find

11/11/2009
Gut Bacteria Might Be Making People Fat

Study in mice suggests link between intestinal microbes, diet and obesity

11/10/2009
Teen Obesity Ups MS Risk in Women

Researchers suspect lower vitamin D levels may be to blame

11/9/2009
Obesity Seems to Alter Heart Structure

Result may be left atrial enlargement, study finds

11/5/2009
Genes Linked to 'Pot' Belly

And excess consumption of saturated fats raises obesity risk, researchers find

11/4/2009
Fast Eating Limits Gut Hormones That Induce Fullness

The result is overeating, research shows

10/30/2009
Science Finds Healing in Halloween Horrors

Vampire bats, spiders and even a monster have sparked new treatments

10/28/2009
Let Kids Sleep Late on Weekends to Fight Fat: Study

Too little shuteye contributes to obesity, researchers say

10/27/2009
Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids

Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

10/26/2009
Where You Put on Pounds May Influence Clot Risk

Big hips in women, wide waists in men spell trouble, study finds

10/23/2009
Heavy Patients Get Little Respect From Doctors

Study finding shows doctors have to realize obesity is a disease, expert says

10/23/2009
Diabetes Drug May Boost Weight Loss in Obese Patients

Combo of diet, exercise and injections helped non-diabetics shed pounds, study finds

10/21/2009
For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave

Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds

10/21/2009
Super Obesity Ups Risk of Dying After Weight-Loss Surgery

Deaths also more common among those with chronic diseases, study finds

10/16/2009
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Women

Ability to have children is important to many who undergo weight-reduction surgery, study finds

10/16/2009
Soda Taxes Not Making a Dent in U.S. Waistlines

Small increases in cost for sugary drinks haven't slowed obesity epidemic, study finds

10/15/2009
Smog Tougher on the Obese

Study finds sharp hikes in blood pressure when overweight, air pollution combine

10/9/2009
Ex-NFL Players Hold Their Own Health-Wise

Former pros have lower risk of heart disease, suggesting early fitness pays off, researcher says

10/7/2009
Nutrition Still Not 'A' Grade in U.S. Schools: Studies

Guidelines are helping, but more is needed to stem teen obesity, researchers say

10/7/2009
Troubled Minds Can Mean Wider Waistlines

Repeat episodes of anxiety, depression tied to weight gain, study finds

10/6/2009
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor

Physical activity later in life didn't seem to matter, study finds

10/2/2009
Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk

Acting before kids gain more improves outcomes, study shows

10/1/2009
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems

Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

9/30/2009
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work

Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

9/30/2009
Obese Middle-Aged Women Face Unhealthy Future

Extra weight cuts chances for long, healthy life by nearly 80%, study finds

9/29/2009
No Osteoarthritis Seen in Obese Mice Without Leptin

Hormone linked to appetite may also influence arthritis risk, researchers find

9/23/2009
Cost Savings Adds to Value of Preventing Chronic Disease

Avoiding diabetes, high blood pressure can add years to life, researchers say

9/23/2009
Successful Dieters Show Unique Brain Patterns

Scans found regions related to inhibition, self-control were more active

9/22/2009
Leukemia Cells May Hide in Fat Tissue

Finding explains why obese children have higher relapse rates, researchers say

9/18/2009
Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Obese patients can also benefit from weight-loss surgery, review finds

9/18/2009
Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men's Lives

Smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol cut 10 years of life, study finds

9/17/2009
Drinking, Weight, Depression Linked in Young Women: Study

Treatment for one of these issues should take into account the others, report says

9/16/2009
'Soda Tax' Wins Health Experts' Support

Researchers cite a win-win for health care and obesity, but beverage industry balks at proposal

9/14/2009
Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease

Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

9/11/2009
Curbing Obesity Epidemic Key to Health Care Reform: Experts

Overweight is major contributing factor for chronic disease, U.S. health groups say

9/9/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Women much more likely to develop PAD if they had constellation of other symptoms, researchers found

9/4/2009
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Exercise also improves symptoms and related risk factors, study finds

9/4/2009
Waist-Hip Ratio Good Gauge of Obesity in Elderly, Study Shows

After age 70, body mass index is less effective in identifying unhealthy weight levels, researchers say

9/4/2009
Blueberry Drink Protects Mice From Obesity, Diabetes

Lab results indicate that juice/bacteria combination could help people, too

9/4/2009
Doctors' Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity Not Working

Study suggests officials might need to rethink strategies

9/4/2009
Thin Thighs Might Be Harbinger of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen in Danish study, but authors say more research is needed

9/3/2009
Scientists Turn Off 'Obesity Switch' in Mice

Deleted gene allows rodents to eat high-fat diet and stay thin, research shows