Obesity Health News

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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

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