Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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