Obesity Health News

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8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/10/2007
Moderate Exercise Might Be Healthier Than Intense Workouts

Just a 30-minute daily walk can help stave off diabetes, heart trouble, study finds

8/9/2007
Hormone Found to Govern Desire for Food

Treatment with leptin could help fight obesity, study says

8/8/2007
Low-Cal Sweets Might Still Make Kids Obese

Taste is a cue to overeat, research suggests

8/7/2007
Maternal Obesity Heightens Risk of Birth Defects

Problems range from heart defects to missing limbs, study finds

8/6/2007
Foods Taste Better With McDonald's Logo, Kids Say

Study suggests branding has powerful effect on preschoolers' diet

8/3/2007
Weight Gain May Be Rooted in Liver Enzyme Defect

Study with rats could lead to new obesity treatments, researchers say

7/25/2007
Family, Friends May 'Spread' Obesity

Social norms encourage people to become overweight, study suggests

7/23/2007
Study Links Diet Soft Drinks With Cardiac Risk

Just one soda a day tied to higher incidence of metabolic syndrome

7/20/2007
Simple Lifestyles Changes Can Produce Big Payoffs

The path to a better, longer life may be shorter than you think

7/20/2007
Low-Carb Diets Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers find out how the diets seem to reduce appetite, weight

7/15/2007
Move Just a Little, Live Longer

You don't have to run marathons to get healthy, experts say

7/12/2007
Blood Test Warns of Dangerous 'Deep Belly' Fat

This type of fat around organs boosts health risks, researchers say

7/11/2007
Anti-Obesity Drug Might Also Lower Cholesterol

Early study in rats suggests rimonabant works though the liver

7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/5/2007
Black, White Women Differ on Dieting

Body image worries a stronger motivator for whites, study finds

7/3/2007
Men Put Their Health on the Back Burner

Survey finds more than a quarter wait 'as long as possible' before seeking help

7/3/2007
Counseling Boosts Weight-Loss Program Success

Frequent meetings, cutting calories helps, study finds

6/29/2007
Some High-Carb Diets May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Stay away from white breads and processed baked goods, experts advise

6/28/2007
School Nurses Key to Preventing Heart Disease

They can help set kids on path to cardiovascular health, heart experts say

6/26/2007
Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care

Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn

6/26/2007
Portion-Control Dishware Helps Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

Marked up plates and bowls led to 5% weight loss and cut need for medication

6/25/2007
Gila Monster Spit Could Be a Weight-Loss Hit

Chemical in lizard's saliva helps diabetics drop pounds, study finds

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/24/2007
U.S. Predicts Diabetes Epidemic to Go On Unchecked

As cases increase, so will accompanying health problems, experts predict

6/24/2007
Body Fat Might Be Healthy for Type 1 Diabetics

The finding is no reason for them to become obese, however, researchers add

6/23/2007
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Tougher on Arteries

Switching to beverages with glucose might be preferable, experts say

6/20/2007
Obesity Cuts Risk of Dying After Heart Attack

But being overweight boosts odds for an attack in the first place, experts warn

6/19/2007
Immune System Protein Tied to Weight Loss

Mice without interleukin-18 quickly got fat, study found

6/18/2007
Bariatric Surgery Safe for Many Older Patients

Study finds no difference in post-op complications or death based on age, Medicare status

6/18/2007
Pre-Diabetic Changes Double Heart Disease Risk

These early blood sugar trends can be lethal, study finds

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