Obesity Health News

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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

2/5/2008
Born to Be Obese?

New research suggests brains of heavy individuals may be wired differently

1/30/2008
Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Recall

It brought back vivid, 30-year-old memories for patient, researchers say

1/24/2008
Putting on Pedometer Helps Walkers Shed Pounds

The device helps them set, meet goals, study suggests

1/22/2008
Gastric Lap-Band Surgery Can Send Diabetes Into Remission

It helps patients shed more pounds than dieting and exercise do, study shows

1/22/2008
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

1/21/2008
Eating Out Doesn't Guarantee Weight Gain

But fast food is no friend of the waistline, new study finds

1/14/2008
Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women

Those 40 to 65 twice as likely to find either symptom fuels the other, study suggests

1/8/2008
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise in Early Study

But adverse effects include gastrointestinal problems, anxiety

1/7/2008
Parental Control of Eating Leads to Lighter Toddlers

Pushing child to eat more or less food had same effect on weight at age 2, study says

1/5/2008
Fitness Begins at Home

Tips on getting healthy without heading to the gym

1/2/2008
Testosterone Supplements Provide Little Benefit

Older men can lose body fat, but treatment won't boost strength or mental powers, study finds

1/1/2008
Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

Kids' sleep patterns also vary by season, day, researchers report

12/31/2007
Make That New Year's Fitness Resolution Stick

Find an exercise that you love and seek out support from friends, experts advise

12/26/2007
Study Spotlights 'Exercise-Friendly' Day-Care Centers

Outdoor spaces and lots of portable toys get kids moving, researchers say

12/21/2007
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Less Severely Obese

In some cases, people with a BMI under 40 might even benefit more, study suggests

12/21/2007
School Salad Bar Boosts Kids' Fruit, Veggie Intake

Servings rose from 3 to 4 per day after service was added to lunchroom, study found

12/18/2007
U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling

But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says

12/17/2007
Research Reveals How Cells Store Fat

Newly discovered genes and their proteins could be targets for weight-loss therapies, scientists say

12/17/2007
Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Just a 30-minute walk most days reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds

12/14/2007
Wearable Artificial Kidney Passes Test

8 end-stage kidney failure patients used the device for up to 8 hours, researchers say

12/12/2007
Obesity Weakens Immune Response

Study found fat mice had harder time fighting gum disease

12/7/2007
Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers

Studies find effects on breast, prostate and colorectal tumors

12/5/2007
Overweight Kids Often Become Obese, Unhealthy Adults

Experts warn of surge in cardiovascular troubles by 2035

12/4/2007
Fitness, Not Fatness, Predicts a Longer Life

People in good shape tend to outlive folks who aren't, study finds

12/4/2007
Health Tip: Accounting for Weight Gain

Fatty, high-calorie foods aren't the only contributors

12/2/2007
Holidays Don't Have to Leave You Heavier

Smart choices, even chewing gum, can help keep extra pounds at bay, expert says

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/28/2007
Obesity Rates Leveling Off Among U.S. Adults

But more than a third of Americans still weigh much too much, study finds

11/27/2007
Obesity Keeps Patients From Needed CT Scans After Surgery

Patients over 450 pounds are often too large for equipment, study finds