Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/22/2009
Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts' Patterns

Sensitization could be at play, nutrition expert says

7/21/2009
Weight-Loss Enzyme Identified

Researchers may have found a way to curb hunger, rev up energy

7/21/2009
Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble

7/17/2009
Probiotics Supplement May Help After Gastric Bypass Surgery

In study, patients lost weight faster and avoided vitamin B deficiency

7/16/2009
Blacks Have Highest Obesity Rates in U.S.

Hispanics also show higher prevalence than whites, CDC researchers find

7/16/2009
Dietary Oils May Help Some Fight Fat

Two common supplements lower body fat, build muscle in obese older women with diabetes, researchers find

7/9/2009
Lighter Meals May Bring Longer Life

Monkey study is best evidence yet that fewer daily calories boost lifespan

7/1/2009
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

Eight of 10 states with highest number of obese adults are in the South, report says

6/30/2009
Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays

Cumulative effect of that needs study, experts say

6/26/2009
Eating Animal Fat May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

Added risk is tied to red meat and dairy products, study finds

6/25/2009
Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

Too often, they lack insurance or face roadblocks in getting the procedures, study finds

6/24/2009
Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk for Women

Finding adds to the link between obesity and cancer, experts say

6/23/2009
Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Study points to yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight

6/23/2009
A Few Extra Pounds Might Bring Extra Years

Study finds overweight, but not obesity, tied to longer lifespan

6/22/2009
Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to small increased chances of trouble, research shows

6/22/2009
Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

Odds are 22 times higher for very overweight women, study finds

6/19/2009
Does Location Affect Kids' Weight?

Study refutes belief that living near fast-food joints makes children fat

6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/15/2009
Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says

6/11/2009
Diabetes Drug Byetta May Aid Weight Loss in Obese Patients

Combined diet, exercise and injection had best results in study

6/10/2009
Neck Size May Affect Severity of Sleep Apnea

Even non-obese people are at risk, researchers find

6/9/2009
Health Care 'Gap' Continues for Minority, Poor Americans

Government report finds they have higher incidence of illness, fewer options for care

6/8/2009
Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

6/8/2009
Races Differ in Rates of Sleep-Related Obesity

Blacks get less shuteye than whites, more suffer from obesity, study finds

6/4/2009
Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

Study runs counter to research that has suggested excess weight worsens disease

6/3/2009
Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

Findings might someday help overweight humans, too, experts say

6/3/2009
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

Lifestyle changes have been shown to lower odds, even for those at higher risk