Obesity Health News

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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

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