Obesity Health News

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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

10/9/2008
Mental Barriers Block Obese Women From Exercise

But tailored programs could ease fears, overcome self consciousness, study suggests

10/9/2008
New Guidelines Make It Easy to Get Fit

U.S. government suggests weekly workouts can work

10/7/2008
Fatty Acid in Olive Oil Wards Off Hunger

Study with lab animals might one day lead to new weight control approach in people

10/6/2008
Vending Machines Found in Most Middle Schools

Snacks, drinks sold not helping fight against childhood obesity, researcher notes

10/6/2008
Obesity, Insulin Level Impact Prostate Cancer Survival

Heavy men with high output of the hormone had quadruple the death risk, study found

10/4/2008
Book Offers Novel Approach to Weight Loss

Girls who read story with subtle message about health realized some benefits, study says

10/3/2008
Behavioral Management Plans Help Kids Lose Weight

Most effective programs include techniques to improve diet, exercise habits, study says

10/2/2008
Asthma Meds Don't Work as Well in Overweight Patients

Inhaled steroids were 40% less effective than they were in lean patients, study finds

10/2/2008
Overeating Can Throw Off Metabolism

Researchers find brain pathway that's activated, increasing risk of obesity, diabetes

10/1/2008
Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer

Variant is tied to a fat hormone, adiponectin, study finds

10/1/2008
Dieting History Tied to Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Restricted eaters gained too much or too little, study finds

9/26/2008
Migraines More Frequent, Intense in Overweight Kids

But weight loss can ease the pain, study shows

9/19/2008
'Healthy Fat' Chemical Aids Body's Metabolism

Mouse study uncovers new class of hormones that could reverse obesity-related disease

9/16/2008
Researchers Suppress 'Hunger Hormone'

Minimally invasive procedure in pigs produced effect similar to bariatric surgery

9/12/2008
Weight-Loss Surgery Weighed as Diabetes Rx

Studies show it works but cost, long-term effectiveness unclear

9/12/2008
Banning Soft Drinks in Schools Has Small Impact

Study finds only limited gains from no-sale policies

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

9/9/2008
Heavier People Have Heart Attacks Earlier

12 years sooner for the most obese, new research finds

9/8/2008
Vigorous Exercise Aids Those With Obesity-Related Gene

Effect of mutation blunted in people with above-average activity scores, study finds

9/5/2008
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85

Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45

9/5/2008
Obesity Worsens Asthma

Sufferers more likely to be hospitalized, have lower quality of life, study finds