Obesity Health News

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7/8/2008
Keep a Food Diary, Lose Twice as Much Weight

Logging intake makes you think about what you eat, study finds

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/7/2008
Child Care May Lead to Unwanted Weight Gain in Infants

Lack of breast-feeding and early introduction of solid foods may be to blame, study says

7/7/2008
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives

Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

7/7/2008
Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

7/7/2008
ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk

Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

6/30/2008
Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby

Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

6/30/2008
Fatty Liver Disease Ups Heart Risks for Obese Kids

As many as 6 million U.S. youngsters have the condition, researchers warn

6/27/2008
Hip Replacement Boosts Mobility at Any Age

Study finds patients twice as likely to care for themselves, saves money in long run

6/19/2008
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes

Certain DNA raises the odds of this cluster of heart risk factors, experts say

6/19/2008
Big, Well-Balanced Breakfast Aids Weight Loss

It led to almost 40-pound reduction among sedentary, obese women, study found

6/16/2008
High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood

Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

6/16/2008
Flavoring Food May Promote Weight Loss

Seasonings and sweeteners called 'tastants' help you feel full, study suggests

6/15/2008
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children

Fasting blood glucose test less reliable than glucose stress test in detecting prediabetes

6/12/2008
Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'

Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

6/11/2008
Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea

6/11/2008
DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

6/4/2008
Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity

How you eat counts, study says, but nervous system also dictates weight gain, loss

6/4/2008
Researchers ID Inflammation-Fighting Pathway in Fat Cells

But this protection breaks down when obesity sets in, study finds

6/3/2008
Fruit Juice May Be Healthy for Kids: Study

No weight gain seen among those who drink 100% juice, but not all experts agree with findings

6/2/2008
Kids Gulping Down More Sugary Beverages

Consumption of such drinks now make up to 15% of their daily calories, study finds

5/27/2008
Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

But experts note that many American kids are still too heavy

5/23/2008
Genetic Variation May Explain Preferences for Sugar

Finding could help research into soaring obesity, diabetes rates, study says

5/23/2008
Obese Patients at Greater Infection Risk After Hip Replacement

Those with BMI of 35 or more 10.5 times more likely to experience complications

5/23/2008
Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for 14 Years

Among people at high risk, healthy eating and exercise can delay disease, researchers say

5/22/2008
Probiotics Help Adult Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

The 'good bacteria' also boost gastrointestinal functioning, study found

5/22/2008
CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases

Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

5/22/2008
Health Tip: Keeping Off the Weight

Stick with your eating plan

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/19/2008
Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says

5/18/2008
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

5/12/2008
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans

Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

5/7/2008
Hunger Hormone Makes Food Look More Tasty

Study finds those given injections of ghrelin showed activity in brain's reward centers

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/1/2008
Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma

Heaviest lose ability to inhale as deeply or exhale as fully as normal weight individuals

4/29/2008
Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease

But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

4/28/2008
Gastric Bypass May Also Relieve Low Back Pain

Discomfort appears to decline along with weight, study finds

4/27/2008
Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders

Meds they take, changes in biological clock put many at risk for serious disease

4/25/2008
Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant

Efforts that fueled recent declines have hit a plateau, report says

4/21/2008
Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study

This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

4/19/2008
Extra Pounds During and Between Pregnancies Can Pose Problems

Don't eat for 2, because complications increase with excess weight

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

4/8/2008
Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids

And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

4/7/2008
TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend

Personal sets interfere with family time, grades and nutrition, study finds

4/6/2008
'Freshman 15' Theory Takes a Pounding

Research shows weight gain during first year at college far less than thought

4/3/2008
Dads' Early-Onset Obesity Linked to Liver Disease in Kids

Genetic ties suspected between father's, but not mother's, weight and elevated enzymes

4/2/2008
Obesity During Pregnancy Carries Bigger Price Tag

Study finds the extra health-care costs strain the system

4/1/2008
Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis

Hope is that Acomplia might help fight coronary disease

4/1/2008
Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

Many have high percentages of body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes

3/26/2008
Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk

Potbellies in midlife may flood brain with toxic substances, researcher says