Obesity Health News

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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

9/3/2009
Nightly Snacking May Speed Weight Gain

Mice fed high-fat diets got fatter if fed during their normal 'sleep time'

9/2/2009
Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Higher for Blacks

Accounting for risk factors made no difference in disparity, researchers find

9/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Breaks Families' 'Obesity Cycle'

Moms operated on before pregnancy had thinner children, study found

9/1/2009
Adult Weight Gain Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk

White men risk more aggressive tumors if pounds mount up in 20s, 30s, study finds

9/1/2009
Key Protein May Link Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Woes

Molecule in fat tissues spurs chronic inflammation that gives rise to disease, researchers say

8/27/2009
Fat-Fighting Chemical Holds Promise

But research on 'fatostatin' is still in early stages

8/26/2009
As Waistlines Widen, Brains Shrink

The obese and overweight have less neurological tissue, study finds

8/25/2009
FDA Investigating Weight-Loss Drug Over Reports of Liver Damage

32 cases reported since orlistat came on market in 1999

8/25/2009
Wider Waist Boosts Asthma Risk

Even if women were of normal weight, extra fat around abdomen raised the odds, study found

8/24/2009
Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake

Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

8/21/2009
Obesity Tied to Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Leads to poor prognosis in both blacks and whites after surgery, study finds

8/11/2009
How Weight Loss Helps the Heart

Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

8/10/2009
More Evidence Healthy Living Brings Long Life

Good diet, no smoking, regular exercise lower chronic disease risk by 80%, CDC study finds

8/7/2009
Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

Less activity, 'comfort eating' might spur obesity, German study finds

7/31/2009
More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Expert urges additional programs, and coverage, for health effects

7/30/2009
Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers

Being in own home, day-care centers didn't increase weight, study found

7/29/2009
Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safer Than Thought

Death risk only 0.3 percent, chances of serious complications 4.3 percent

7/29/2009
Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat

Discovery could lead to ways to increase energy-burning in body, fight obesity

7/28/2009
More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

HHS Secretary Sebelius says real change begins with America's kids

7/27/2009
Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity

Only return to healthy behaviors will bring expenditures down, experts say

7/27/2009
Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

Understanding the link may someday lead to a cure, studies suggest

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/23/2009
1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

CDC stats do show the epidemic might be slowing down among poor families