Obesity Health News

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11/20/2007
Why Obese Men Post Lower PSA Levels

Research suggests their higher blood volume explains it

11/20/2007
Pedometer Pushes People to Walk More

More steps lead to lower blood pressure, more weight loss, study finds

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/16/2007
Diet Drug Rimonabant Tied to Depression, Anxiety

Experts caution against prescribing drug to patients who are already depressed

11/15/2007
Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice

Doctors more often tell younger people to change diet, get more exercise, study found

11/14/2007
Adult Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Childhood

Data covering 34 years shows parental history, overweight are markers for adult disease

11/14/2007
Kids Who Skimp on Sleep Tend to Be Fatter

Just 45 minutes more shut-eye a night might make a difference, study finds

11/12/2007
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer Death Rates

Researchers aren't sure why mortality may be tied to weight

11/8/2007
Summer Vacation Undermines School-Based Weight Loss

Eat-healthy programs work, but kids gain back pounds during holidays, study finds

11/7/2007
Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk

Obesity linked to a range of tumor types, studies find

11/6/2007
Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.

More obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are driving the trend, study says

11/6/2007
Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations

But some extra weight may not lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer, research finds

11/6/2007
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks

Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/4/2007
Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women

The condition, which is symptomless, can lead to heart attack and stroke

10/31/2007
Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Report says exercise and diet can lower chances of malignancies

10/30/2007
Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

It's linked to obesity, which then triggers hypertension, study suggests

10/26/2007
Exercise Helps Overweight Youngsters Learn

It boosts the mind and the body, study shows

10/26/2007
10/25/2007
Brain's 'Reward Chemical' May Help Spur Obesity

Fewer dopamine receptors on cells could prompt overeating, study suggests

10/24/2007
Obesity Can Hurt Kids' Hearts

Early signs of cardiovascular disease are there, researchers say

10/22/2007
Overweight Now a Global Problem

About a quarter of the world's adults are obese, study finds

10/22/2007
Weight Gain Increases Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Higher estrogen levels believed to contribute to disease

10/19/2007
U.S. Schools Getting Better at Boosting Kids' Health

But more is needed to improve nutrition and physical activity, report says

10/17/2007
Genes Might Help Drive Overeating

DNA-based brain chemical changes mean more food is needed, study suggests

10/15/2007
Studies Examine Life After Weight-Loss Surgery

More than 6% of patients die within 5 years, but certain factors can boost outcomes

10/15/2007
Psychiatric Woes Can Postpone Weight-Loss Surgery

A fifth of patients need to work through mental problems beforehand, study finds

10/11/2007
Obesity Boosts Esophageal Cancer Risk

Very overweight people face 6 times the odds, study finds

10/10/2007
Hypertension Triples Women's Diabetes Risk

It does so outside of normal diabetes risk factors, such as obesity, study finds

10/9/2007
Maintenance Treatment Helps Kids Keep Weight Off

Effect does wane over time, study finds

10/8/2007
Inflammatory Substance May Boost Eye Trouble

C-reactive protein raises odds of age-related macular degeneration, experts say

10/4/2007
Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch

22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

10/2/2007
Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs

Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

9/28/2007
Weight Loss Can Control Hypertension

A 6-month diet restored normal blood pressure, study finds

9/27/2007
Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart

'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

9/26/2007
Fruits, Veggies Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Study finds no link, but these foods do fight other health woes, experts say

9/25/2007
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity

Studies find it's tougher than ever for youngsters to stay healthy

9/25/2007
Regular Eye Screens Spot Diabetic Vision Trouble

Chronic high blood sugar is leading cause of adult-onset blindness, experts note

9/24/2007
Scientists Serve Up Better Fish Batter

They say they've lowered the fat, kept the crispiness

9/21/2007
Diet Change Can Curb Fatty Liver Disease

Switching to low-glycemic carbs prevents the lethal illness, study finds

9/21/2007
No Clear Winner in Diabetes Treatment Trial

Patient needs may dictate which combo of drugs plus insulin works best, researchers say

9/20/2007
Childhood Obesity Epidemic a Long-Term Challenge

It may take decades to reverse the health threats, experts say

9/19/2007
Obesity Won't Affect Seniors' Memory

It is tied to increased Alzheimer's risk, however, researchers say

9/17/2007
Aerobic, Weight Training Combo Best Against Diabetes

Exercise is always good, but combining two approaches brings better results, study finds

9/17/2007
The Nutrition-Conscious Take a Bite Out of Fast Food

Menus are changing nationwide as customer, regulatory pressures mount

9/12/2007
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart

It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

9/12/2007
Family Dinners Shape Healthier Eating Habits

Routine helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds

9/11/2007
Weight Gain May Spell Trouble for Heart Failure Patients

It typically precedes their hospitalization, study finds

9/9/2007
Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much

Fatty meal has immediate, negative effect on heart health, research shows

8/28/2007
Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids

Increased chances of being overweight, obese by age 7 were virtually erased, study finds