Obesity Health News

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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

2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/28/2007
Kids Keep Slimmer When in School

It's during summer vacation when many put on too much weight, study finds

2/27/2007
MRI Finds Hidden, High-Risk Fat in Teens

More precise estimates of deep fat can help predict their risk for disease

2/26/2007
Black Soya Beans May Help Prevent Weight Gain

Rat study suggests they also lower cholesterol, help prevent diabetes

2/15/2007
Eating in Large Groups Boosts Food Intake

Study in children finds 'social facilitation' overrides normal appetite

2/12/2007
Research Reveals How Antipsychotic Drugs Cause Weight Gain

A histamine in many of these meds may be to blame, researchers say

2/10/2007
Age Brings More Fat, Less Muscle

And all that extra fat can spur disease, researchers say

2/7/2007
Orlistat Approved for Over-the-Counter Sale

A lower-dose version of adult weight-loss aid

2/7/2007
Standard Infertility Treatment Best for Hormone Disorder

Clomiphene delivers more pregnancies for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, study finds

2/7/2007
Sleep May Help Kids Keep Slim

Children who get more rest less prone to weight problems, study finds

2/5/2007
TV Habits Have No Impact on Teen Exercise

So programs to get kids more active can't rely on cutting television time, study says

2/2/2007
Groundhogs, Other Hibernators, Could Aid Human Health

Their organs survive damage similar to heart attack, Alzheimer's, scientists say

2/1/2007
Binge Eating Tops Other Eating Disorders: Survey

The compulsive behavior is widespread and helps drive obesity epidemic, experts say

1/26/2007
Lap Band Surgery Helps Obese Teens: Study

The weight-loss procedure is currently only approved for adults in the U.S.

1/26/2007
'Couch Potato' Lifestyle Helps Drive Diabetes

Lack of exercise ups the risk for the disease, study finds

1/24/2007
Love Salty Foods? You May Have Been Born With Low Blood Sodium

And that might leave you susceptible to weight gain, study suggests

1/23/2007
Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study

The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

1/17/2007
Genes May Spur Some Childhood Obesity

Mutations change activity of 'fat hormone' leptin, researchers say

1/17/2007
Health Tip: Measuring Waist Circumference

It's a good indicator of a healthy body weight