Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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