Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/13/2007
Health Tip: Don't Miss Breakfast

It can actually help you lose weight

1/11/2007
U.S. Approves First Drug for Obese Dogs

Not a remedy for overweight people, FDA warns

1/9/2007
Lifestyle, Genes Join to Boost Risk for Blindness in Elderly

Smoking, obesity among modifiable factors linked to age-related macular degeneration

1/8/2007
Childhood Weight Problems Are Costly

Study finds annual health-care costs average $172 more for obese kids

1/8/2007
Excess Weight Boosts Risk of Death From Prostate Cancer

The heavier the man, the greater the threat, study finds

1/8/2007
Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens

Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

1/5/2007
Study Raises Questions About Weight-Loss Drugs

It says long-term reviews are needed to assess their benefits and risks

1/1/2007
New Year, New Goal to Get Healthy

Experts offer tips on keeping that get-fit resolution

12/31/2006
Motivation Key to Keeping Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions

Real change could involve a mental checklist, experts say

12/30/2006
Resolve to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

Expert offers three key steps to achieving goals

12/29/2006
Living With Kids Could Add Pounds

Study finds those with children in the home consume more saturated fat

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers

Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

12/28/2006
Low-Income Preschoolers Prone to Obesity

And Latino children face greater risk than blacks or whites, study finds

12/28/2006
Most Americans Want Public Policies to Prevent Obesity

But incentives like employer tax breaks may not be enough, experts say

12/20/2006
Obesity Alters Digestive-Tract Bacteria

Finding could lead to new weight-loss treatments, study suggests

12/17/2006
Make the Holiday Buffet Your Friend This Season

Smaller portions are key to healthy indulgence, expert says

12/15/2006
Perception of Who's Obese Varies by Race

Overweight blacks much more likely to consider their weight 'average,' study finds

12/15/2006
Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians

The smarter they are, the more likely they'll shun meat as adults, British researchers contend

12/12/2006
12/8/2006
Health Tip: Planning Obesity Surgery?

Possible complications to consider

12/6/2006
Obesity Boosts Kidney Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

The bigger the waist size, the higher the odds for kidney woes, study found

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

12/4/2006
Fast Food Inside Hospitals Fuels Concern

An onsite McDonald's at a kids' hospital had patients rating the meals as healthier

12/4/2006
Ads Are Selling U.S. Kids Poor Health: Experts

TV, print, Web ads push bad food, alcohol and cigarettes, pediatrics group warns

12/3/2006
'Double Diabetes' a New Threat

The obesity epidemic is leading more people to develop type 1 and type 2 disease

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

11/28/2006
One in Four Overweight Kids Gets Poor Sleep

Regular exercise will bring most trouble-free slumber, experts say

11/28/2006
Heavier Young Women at Lower Breast Cancer Risk

But overweight is linked to other health woes, experts warn

11/28/2006
Frequent Weight Change Raises Men's Gallstone Risk

The most dramatic 'weight cycling' boosted odds by 76 percent, study found

11/23/2006
Tips to Lighten That Thanksgiving Meal

How to serve the traditional feast without a portion of guilt