Obesity Health News

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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

3/25/2008
Neighborhood Influences Exercise Levels

Even more than income, where people live determines who goes out to play, study finds

3/24/2008
Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers

Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

3/21/2008
Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow

But it's not too late to protect yourself and your family, experts say

3/18/2008
Fewer Steps Per Day Send Disease Markers Up

Insulin levels hike very fast when daily physical activity declines, Danish study found.

3/17/2008
Genes May Determine Obesity After Weight Surgery

Researchers study factors in success of bariatric procedure

3/16/2008
Starved for Sleep? Watch Your Waistline

Not enough slumber can contribute to weight gain, experts say

3/14/2008
Surgery Only Works for Some Kids with Sleep Apnea

Study found those who gained weight rapidly, were African-American were much more likely to suffer relapses

3/14/2008
Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Study focused on locally advanced breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer

3/12/2008
Teens Spending Too Much Screen Time

Girls in poor neighborhoods most likely to watch TVs or computers, study finds

3/12/2008
Preschool Intervention Curbed Trend Toward Obesity

Kids in program ate less junk food, more fruits and vegetables

3/12/2008
Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered

Weight-loss drug not approved in U.S. may block brain receptor among some users

3/11/2008
Personal Contact Helps Maintain Weight Loss

Interactive Web sites may also help, at least for a while, study finds

3/7/2008
Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

Findings may explain why breast-fed infants less likely to be overweight later

3/4/2008
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight

Finding offers hope for curbing pediatric obesity epidemic in U.S.

3/3/2008
Obese Children Face More Complications During Surgery

Study says breathing-related problems more likely in the overweight

3/3/2008
Skip Breakfast, Pack on the Pounds

Teens who start the day with a healthful meal tend to stay trimmer, study suggests

2/29/2008
Carb Intake, Obesity Tied to Rise in Esophageal Cancers

Increased dietary intake of these refined compounds mirrors growth of disease, study says

2/21/2008
Fast Food Ads Fueling Obesity Among Hispanic Kids

Study found overload of commercials aimed at children on Spanish-language stations

2/20/2008
Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

Study finds both went up simultaneously in recent decades

2/15/2008
Obesity Raises Cancer Risk

British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

2/11/2008
Most With High Blood Pressure Don't Follow Recommended Diet

Those who could benefit most have the poorest eating habits

2/11/2008
Sugar Substitutes May Contribute to Weight Gain

Saccharin tricked body, slowed down metabolism in rats

2/8/2008
Heart Attack Seldom Leads to Healthier Diet

Most patients were still eating poorly one year later, study found