Obesity Health News

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11/22/2006
Staying Trim on Turkey Day

Expert offers hosts, guests help on avoiding holiday weight-gain

11/21/2006
Health Tip: Watch What Your Child Drinks

Calories in fruit juice, soda add up

11/16/2006
Diabetes Dragging Down America's Health: Reports

Increasingly, young people are suffering from the obesity-linked illness

11/12/2006
Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids

Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

11/10/2006
3 Million Worldwide Die From High Blood Sugar

Risk kicks in before glucose reaches diabetic levels, experts note

11/3/2006
Regular Exercise Helps Obese Teens' Hearts

But a push from parents is crucial to keeping kids healthy, experts say

11/3/2006
Make School Breakfasts Free for All: Study

'Universal' programs boost kids' nutrition, research suggests

11/3/2006
Health Tip: Children Can Become Obese, Too

Suggestions to avoid a life-long problem

10/27/2006
Obese Women Face Greater Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Spanish study finds overweight boosts risk fivefold for hormonal condition

10/27/2006
Weight-Loss Drug Helps Diabetic Patients

Yet-to-be-approved rimonabant kept blood sugar in check, study found

10/25/2006
Asthma Overdiagnosed in Those Overweight

Apparent lung disease may mask other problems, study finds

10/19/2006
Sleepless Children at Higher Obesity Risk

Less exercise, plus hormonal changes, could be to blame, researcher says

10/18/2006
Healthy Diets Beat Exercise for Weight Loss

Workouts probably won't work on their own, researchers say

10/17/2006
Obesity Boosts Complications From Sleep Apnea Surgery

Other risk factors include more severe disease, concurrent surgeries, study finds

10/15/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Trim Down

Study found some lost a pound a month

10/10/2006
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Younger patients with more severe disease face highest odds, study finds

10/10/2006
Gain Weight, Lose Brain Power?

Study links added pounds to slightly poorer cognition

10/10/2006
Obesity Boosts Back Surgery Complication Rate

Doctors advise the very overweight to shed pounds beforehand

10/9/2006
Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Screens

Higher BMI suggests fat decreases amount of circulating PSA, study finds

10/6/2006
Health Tip: Potbellies Can Trigger Back Pain

Puts a strain on the muscles

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/3/2006
Appetite-Fighting Molecule May Fight Obesity

Early study in mice shows it cut weight gain in half

10/3/2006
Weight-Loss Drug Falls Flat

Diet and exercise still the best prescription for dropping pounds

10/2/2006
Overeating a Form of Addiction

Study tracks stomach-to-brain nerve signals in obese people

10/2/2006
One-Third of U.S. Kids Are Unfit

Researchers renew call for more physical activity to keep children healthy

10/2/2006
TV Hurts Kids' School Performance: Study

Other research suggests TV food ads boost kids' obesity risk

10/1/2006
Diverticulitis Showing Up in Young, Obese Adults

An illness typical in patients over 50 is now being seen in those in their 20s, experts say

9/29/2006
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise

Contrave users lost 7 percent of weight in 6 months, study found

9/29/2006
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Poses Health Risks

Even women not considered overweight are vulnerable to problems, study finds

9/28/2006
Plastic Mesh Improves Gastric Bypass Outcomes

It helps prevent a common hernia linked to the procedure

9/27/2006
Many Americans Fed Up With Fad Diets

Survey suggests specialized regimens are falling out of favor

9/25/2006
Diabetes a Greater Risk for Death Than Obesity

Being overweight may not always predict poor health outcomes, study finds

9/18/2006
Anti-Fat Protein Keeps Overeating Mice Slim

But experts question its potential for humans

9/17/2006
Four Short Walks a Day Ease Blood Pressure

A few 10-minute strolls are even healthier than one long walk, study shows

9/15/2006
Diabetes Drug Might Prevent the Disease

Avandia cut odds for those at high risk while Altace did not, study finds

9/13/2006
Progress Slow in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Report calls for concerted push, from U.S. government to individual families

9/13/2006
Health Tip: How to Calculate Your BMI

A measure of your weight-to-height ratio

9/8/2006
Health Tip: Eat Properly

Eat fruits and veggies, avoid too much sugar and fat

9/5/2006
Higher Protein Diet Helps Keep Hunger Away

Animal studies illuminate mechanism that boosts hormone controlling weight

9/5/2006
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens

Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/28/2006
Obesity Reduces Ovarian Cancer Survival

It may also boost risk for tumor recurrence, study finds

8/25/2006
Blacks Have Poorer Control of Diabetes Than Whites

Finding may explain their higher complication, death rates, experts say

8/23/2006
Obesity Increases Chances of Early Death

Study found risk was two to three times greater than in normal-weight people

8/22/2006
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity

One expert blames this regimen for epidemic of overweight

8/22/2006
Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores, Learning Impairment

Whether damage is permanent or reversible needs further investigation, study says

8/22/2006
Obesity Driving Medicare Costs Higher

Spending soars as more people join up with diabetes, heart disease, experts say

8/18/2006
Does Body-Mass Index Really Predict Heart Risk?

New data suggests BMI can't distinguish between fat, muscle

8/17/2006
Schools Should Boost Kids' Daily Exercise

AHA calls on schools, states to lead fight against obesity

8/16/2006
Health Tip: Considering Liposuction?

Remember to be realistic