Obesity Health News

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12/7/2008
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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

12/3/2008
Exercise Eases Obesity and Anger in Kids

After-school aerobics helped youngsters feel better mentally, physically, researchers say

12/2/2008
TV, Internet Causing Kids Harm: Report

Media in general is boosting rates of obesity, other woes, experts say

11/27/2008
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance

Simple ways to enjoy the feast without overdoing it

11/26/2008
Over-the-Phone Weight Loss Counseling Works

For rural women, it's cheaper and less time-consuming than in-person visits, study finds

11/26/2008
Fat-Sensing Molecule Might Fight Obesity

Study with rodents shows the molecules help regulate appetite

11/25/2008
Weight Boosts Older Women's Breast Cancer Risk

It's the added pounds, not impaired detection, that's to blame, study concludes

11/20/2008
Texting Food Diaries Helps Kids Stick With Diets

Study found hi-tech method improved compliance more than paper and pencil

11/19/2008
Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes

Traditional risk factors, such as obesity, are just as useful, studies find

11/18/2008
Bariatric Surgery Before Pregnancy Benefits Moms, Babies

Weight-loss procedure may change fertility, nutritional needs, study suggests

11/18/2008
Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks

Combined, they produce more potent anti-disease effect in postmenopausal women, study says

11/14/2008
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children

Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/14/2008
Post-Workout Snack May Hamper Weight Loss

It's smart for athletes, not so smart for average gym-goer, studies show

11/13/2008
Traces of Corn Found in Almost All Fast Food

Only 12 servings out of hundreds had nutrients that didn't contain it, researchers say

11/12/2008
Excess Weight Ups Risk of Death, No Matter Where It Collects

But too much abdominal fat poses a bigger threat, study finds

11/11/2008
After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

11/11/2008
Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

11/11/2008
Retired NFL Players Don't Face Greater Heart Risk

Keeping physically active may help to tackle health threats, study says

11/10/2008
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise

But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

11/10/2008
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

11/7/2008
Smoking Coupled With Obesity Raises Death Risk

Two factors increase risk 8-fold, researchers say

11/7/2008
Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use

Study shows appetite suppressant fenfluramine may damage cardiac valves years later

11/7/2008
Don't Rely on Diet to Prevent Weight Regain

In study, people put lost pounds back on regardless of the amount of fat they ate

11/6/2008
Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'

It's when blood sugar levels are rising, but disease can still be prevented, CDC says

11/5/2008
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer

Having 4 or more of these 11 genotypes triples risk of disease, study funds

11/4/2008
Hormone Lowers Glucose Levels in Mice

Injections of apelin appear to be similar to insulin, study says

11/3/2008
Health Tip: Obesity and Your Child

Finding the right weight-loss program is essential

11/3/2008
Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase

Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

11/2/2008
Excess Weight Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day may offer needed protection, experts say

10/31/2008
Scientists Develop New Strategy to Fight Obesity

Findings could produce treatments to reduce cravings, expand calorie burn

10/31/2008
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

10/31/2008
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

10/30/2008
Workplace Health Programs Effective Interventions

Study shows help with diet, tobacco use boosted employees' overall fitness

10/30/2008
Rate of Diabetes Cases Doubles in 10 Years: CDC

The obesity epidemic is fueling the type 2 disease epidemic, officials say

10/29/2008
Other Health Problems Can Delay MS Diagnosis

Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease can all cloud symptoms, study says

10/28/2008
Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers

Americans more fearful of shark bites than this common, potentially lethal disease, survey shows

10/28/2008
10/24/2008
The Ups and Downs of 'Yo-Yo' Dieting

Some experts say the risks of losing and regaining weight may be overstated

10/23/2008
High Fructose Diet Inhibits Appetite Hormone

Sugary fare led to leptin resistance in rats that boosted obesity risk, study says

10/23/2008
New Diet Pill Doubles Weight Loss of Current Drugs

Tesofensine could replace gastric bypass surgery for some patients, researchers say

10/22/2008
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk

Availability of cheap foods, larger portions changes dining behavior, Japanese study says

10/17/2008
High-Risk Kids, Diabetics Need Regular Blood Pressure Checks

Experts offer guidance during hypertension meeting

10/16/2008
Fatness Boosts Inflammation in Body

But regular exercise may condition cells to respond more efficiently, study says

10/16/2008
Overeating? Blame Your Genes

Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

10/13/2008
Blood Pressure on the Rise in America

More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

10/10/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%

Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says