Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/26/2009
Cutting Calories May Boost Aging Brains

Memory, thinking improved for those who ate less, study found

1/23/2009
Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

Studies find three separate links with sleep apnea

1/22/2009
Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later

Study finds an association, but some experts are skeptical

1/20/2009
Why Saying No to Foods May Be Harder for Women

Gender differences might be explained by hormones and evolution, study finds

1/13/2009
Diet, Exercise Cut Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

1/9/2009
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages

Adults gulping an average of 300 calories every day, study finds

1/9/2009
Parents Not Best Barometer of Kid's Eating, Exercise Habits

Survey found mismatch between perception, reality

1/8/2009
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea

Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

1/6/2009
Researchers Report Progress in Fight Against Fat

Two drugs and a genetic variation are focus of promising studies

1/5/2009
Gastric Bypass Halts Diabetes in Obese Teens

Surgery could help them avoid long-term complications of blood sugar disease, scientists say

1/5/2009
Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

12/30/2008
High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer

Finding may clarify the disease's connection to obesity

12/30/2008
America Losing the Fight With Type 2 Diabetes

Yet simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference

12/22/2008
Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart

Large study finds increased risk of heart failure

12/20/2008
For the Obese, Holiday Tables Serve Platefuls of Doubt

But fear of social pressures can be overcome with honest approach to food, expert says

12/19/2008
Limiting School Snacks Boosts Fruit, Veggie Consumption

The increase, while modest, was significant, study finds

12/18/2008
Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems

Finding suggests low-grade inflammation changes gland's structure

12/17/2008
Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension

Signaling through the melanocortin-4 receptor controls blood pressure, study shows

12/16/2008
Snorers Burn More Calories During the Day

But study shows it doesn't offset extra weight that often accompanies the condition

12/15/2008
Deaths From Heart Disease, Stroke Down 30%

Medical advances, not lifestyle changes, are source of the improvement, AHA says

12/15/2008
Obesity-Related Hormone Tied to Psoriasis

Higher leptin levels play role in immune, inflammatory processes, study says

12/15/2008
Genetic Variants Tied to Obesity

Findings add to knowledge about appetite regulation among people

12/14/2008
Gastric Bypass Success Sparks Debate

Should older people and those with diabetes have the weight-loss surgery?

12/13/2008
Experimental Weight-Loss Pill Passes Early Test

People lost significant weight; no side effects on heart seen, study says

12/11/2008
Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes

And those conditions take toll on the heart, study says

12/10/2008
Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food

Some are genetically driven to eat more calories, study suggests

12/10/2008
Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say

12/10/2008
Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive

Finding might yield new insights into eating disorders, experts say

12/10/2008
Obesity is a Family Affair

Skipped meals, too much TV time end up harming kids, study finds

12/7/2008
Portion Distortion

In the fight against obesity, Americans need to re-learn proper serving sizes for meals

12/5/2008
Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men

But effect for women not same, as study cites obesity as possible cause

12/4/2008
Intestinal 'Sleeve' Mimics Effects of Gastric Bypass

Tests in rats show treatment device could be used to treat obesity in humans

12/3/2008
Depression Linked to Increase in Abdominal Fat

Dutch researchers made the connection after studying adults ages 70 to 79