Obesity Health News

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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

6/2/2009
Fewer New Pounds in Pregnancy Best for Obese Moms

Findings support recent changes to gestational weight gain guidelines

6/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese

Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

6/1/2009
Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success

More rigorous prep is needed for obese people, study finds

5/28/2009
Experts Urge Less Weight Gain for Obese Women in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest adding no more than 20 pounds

5/26/2009
Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say

5/22/2009
Among Obese Diabetics, Sleep Apnea May Be Common

Study finds, though, that disorder often goes undiagnosed

5/18/2009
Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease

Still, it's best to lose that excess weight, review says

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/8/2009
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk

With both problems on the rise, researchers call for more study

5/2/2009
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries

Stress on muscle, bone behind severity of damage, longer recovery, study finds

4/29/2009
Remembrance of Fat May Be at Root of Cravings

Once a survival tool, ability could be making people today fat, expert says

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/28/2009
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk

As population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds

4/23/2009
Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times

U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

4/23/2009
A Pre-Workout Meal to Help You Burn Fat

Stay away from white bread, other 'high-glycemic' carbs, researchers say

4/22/2009
Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment

Sustaining heavier people produces more greenhouse gases, researchers say

4/22/2009
Obesity May Hide Fetal Abnormalities on Ultrasounds

As a woman's weight rises, so does risk of inaccurate reading, study shows

4/21/2009
Bariatric Surgery Centers Don't Deliver Better Outcomes

Study finds these units of excellence no better, more costly, than other hospitals

4/20/2009
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk

But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

4/20/2009
Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races

Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive

4/8/2009
A Fat That May Keep You Thin

'Brown' fat, previously unknown in adults, revs up calorie-burning, experts say

4/7/2009
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Waist size important in women, not men, researchers report

4/6/2009
Pot Belly Boosts Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome

Obesity may alter nervous system, triggering the movement disorder, researchers say

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/5/2009
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk

Experts say common denominator may be inflammation, suggest heart-healthy diet

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

4/2/2009
Fewer Sugary Drinks Key to Weight Loss

Cutting down on sodas, other sweet beverages may work better than eating less, study finds

3/30/2009
School PE Programs Don't Lower Child Obesity

But they do boost fitness and are still valuable, study finds

3/30/2009
Rapid Infant Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity

Harvard study suggests earliest intervention may reduce risk

3/26/2009
Urine Test May ID Unhealthy Diets

Low potassium level indicates poor nutrition, study finds

3/25/2009
Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors

Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds

3/24/2009
Many Americans Fear Being Diagnosed With Diabetes

But most do little to reduce risks of getting blood sugar disease, survey finds

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/20/2009
Most New EMS Recruits Overweight or Obese

Massachusetts finding has troubling implications for public safety, experts say