Obesity Health News

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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

3/19/2009
Internal Clock and Metabolism May Be Linked

Discovery in mice could offer clues to effects of aging, experts say

3/18/2009
High Rate of Early Heart Failure Seen in Blacks

Biggest risk factors were hypertension, obesity, study found

3/18/2009
Obesity Tied to Poor Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Study finds risk of disease recurrence, death nearly twice that of normal-weight patients

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/13/2009
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis

Obesity boosts risk, but weight has no overall effect on progression, study says

3/13/2009
Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care

'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say

3/12/2009
Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More

Experts urge urban planners to heed study's finding and help fight obesity

3/11/2009
Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk

Study found they showed early signs of cardiovascular trouble

3/11/2009
Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk

It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

3/11/2009
Too Little Sleep May Raise Diabetes Risk

Less than 6 hours of slumber per night heightened the odds, study found

3/10/2009
Church-Based Weight Plan Peels Off Pounds for Blacks

Members dropped 5% of body weight and sustained it for 6 months, study finds

3/10/2009
Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease May Speed Dementia

Expert urges people to modify lifestyle after reports find a connection

3/5/2009
Bias Against Obesity Is Found Among Future Dietitians

Attitude could affect care patients might get, experts warn

3/5/2009
Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest

3/3/2009
Men's Sex Lives May Suffer as Waistlines Expand

Gastric bypass surgery can restore function for obese males, study finds

3/3/2009
'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese

Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, mouse study finds

3/3/2009
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart

Study finds it alters levels of hormones, could raise risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease

3/1/2009
Undoing the 'Big Baby' Trend

As infant weights rise, parents are urged to take steps early to prevent obesity

2/25/2009
Obesity Just as Risky for Teens as Heavy Smoking

Men who were overweight youths are far more apt to die early, study finds

2/23/2009
Mice Study Shows How 'Fat Gene' Works

Those without FTO gene stay slim without dieting or added exercise, German researchers say

2/20/2009
Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

2/19/2009
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/12/2009
Belly Fat May Make Migraines More Likely

Age and gender also affect chances of having debilitating headaches

2/10/2009
Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

But researchers note risk is still small and pounds can be shed before conception

2/10/2009
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

2/9/2009
Disease Diagnosis Can Spur Change in Lifestyle

Study found smokers, obese more likely to change when given bad news about health

2/4/2009
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery

Workouts counter functional decline, could ward off osteoarthritis, study says

2/2/2009
Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration

Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/29/2009
Health Tip: Is Your Child Getting Too Much Sugar?

Suggestions to help your youngster cut down

1/28/2009
Weight Loss Helps Incontinence

Losing 8% of body weight almost halves the number of episodes, study finds

1/28/2009
Diabetes Keeps Rising Among U.S. Adults

13% of people over 20 now have the condition, while 30% are pre-diabetic, study finds