Obesity Health News

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6/14/2007
Drunkenness Comes Faster After Gastric Surgery

Oprah show revelations sparked a study into the phenomenon

6/14/2007
FDA Shouldn't Approve Diet Drug, Panel Says

Concern about suicidal thoughts cited by agency advisers

6/11/2007
Diabetes Cuts 8 Years Off Life

It boosts heart disease risk as well, new research shows

6/8/2007
Water-Rich, Low-Fat Foods Encourage Weight Loss

Fruits, veggies, grains curb appetite, help shed pounds, study finds

6/5/2007
Health Tip: Sensible Ways to Shed Pounds

Missing meals is a bad idea, AARP says

5/28/2007
Study to Assess Weight Loss Surgery for Teens

NIH to determine if surgical option is appropriate for overweight youngsters

5/25/2007
Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens

Doctors need to use more aggressive measures to treat, prevent disease, experts say

5/23/2007
Asthma Takes Tougher Toll on the Obese

They're 52% more likely to have serious, ongoing symptoms, study finds

5/22/2007
Keeping Weight Off in Youth Pays Off in Old Age

Elderly fared better if they'd been trim at 25, 50 years of age, study found

5/17/2007
'Walk and Work' Station Helps Obese Shed Pounds

Office staff burn off extra calories while working on computers

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

5/14/2007
Diet Rich in Cereal Fibers May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The nutrient magnesium may also offer protective effects, German study says

5/13/2007
New Cholesterol Check Gauges Kids' Heart Risk

But the new tool might be too cumbersome for some doctors, one expert says

5/9/2007
It's What You Eat, Not How, That Counts

Eating slowly in smaller portions may not curb overeating, study finds

5/9/2007
No Link Between 100% Juice and Kids' Overweight: Study

But more than half of children drink no juice at all, researchers say

5/8/2007
Pediatricians Not Tracking Kids' BMI

Surveys find most failing to measure patients' body weight

5/5/2007
Dramatic Rise in U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Type 2 Diabetes

Study authors lay the blame on the obesity epidemic

4/30/2007
Study Outlines Fat Hormone's Role in Breast Cancer

Leptin may enhance tumor growth, mouse study shows

4/30/2007
New Drug Counteracts Overeating

It revs up metabolism much like exercise, researchers say

4/25/2007
New U.S. Standards Look to Limit Junk Foods in Schools

Guidelines encourage nutritious foods, drinks to help combat obesity epidemic

4/24/2007
TV Food Ads Lead to Weight Gain in Kids: Study

Prompted a 134 percent increase in amount of food eaten by obese children

4/23/2007
Obese File Twice as Many Workers' Comp Claims

Overweight takes big toll on employers' bottom line, study shows

4/23/2007
Depression Can Increase Diabetes Risk

Poor mood may lead to less exercise, worsening diet, researchers suspect

4/22/2007
Campaign Offers Easy Steps to Cutting Diabetes Risk

ADA's 'CheckUp America' program launches this week

4/20/2007
Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts

Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

4/16/2007
Can Too Much Weight Cause Ear Infections in Kids?

A South Korean study suggests a link, but some U.S. doctors are skeptical

4/12/2007
Gene Variant Linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment, researchers say

4/10/2007
Severely Obese Are Fastest Growing Segment of Overweight Americans

Study finds this group grew by 50% from 2000 to 2005

4/9/2007
TV Diners Miss the Big Health Picture

Watching while eating negates potential nutritional benefits, study finds

4/5/2007
Added Pounds Mean Added Risk for Asthma

Overweight, obese individuals had 50% higher odds for the disease, study found

3/28/2007
Diabetes-Parkinson's Link Grows Stronger

Overweight diabetics 83% more likely to get the brain disease, study found

3/27/2007
Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/26/2007
More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study

Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn

3/21/2007
Activity Levels Key to Childhood Obesity

British study shows exercise directly tied to amounts of fat measureable in kids

3/15/2007
Obesity's Ties to Heart Disease Still Unclear

More research is needed, experts say, especially when it comes to gender differences

3/15/2007
Are Common Chemicals Feeding Obesity Epidemic?

Study suggests exposure to phthalates linked to abdominal fat, insulin resistance in men

3/14/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Obesity in Your Child

Suggestions to keep him healthy

3/13/2007
Obese More Likely to Be Kept in the Hospital After Stroke

Study suggests they suffer more from these attacks than leaner patients

3/12/2007
Weight-Loss Surgery Caution: Take Your Vitamins

Post-op thiamine deficiency can trigger rare but serious brain condition, experts warn

3/8/2007
Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health

Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

3/8/2007
Most American Seniors Live With Chronic Disease

More needs to be done to encourage exercise, healthy eating, CDC report says

3/7/2007
Resistance to Hormone Leptin Called Key to Obesity

Study with mice could pave way to new drug therapies, researchers say

3/6/2007
Atkins Pounds Other Popular Diets in U.S. Test

But yearlong study can't predict high-fat plan's long-term safety, experts warn

3/6/2007
More Teens Are Undergoing Obesity Surgery

The numbers are still small, but experts say the procedure can be beneficial

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/5/2007
Obesity May Trigger Earlier Puberty for Girls

Breast development at 9 linked to weight gain in younger years, study finds

3/2/2007
Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study

Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

3/1/2007
Diabetes May Be Even Bigger Threat Than Feared

Canadian survey finds 2005 rates surpassed levels predicted for 2030

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood