Obesity Health News

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Article Title
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

8/9/2006
U.S. Babies Getting Fatter: Study

They're 59 percent more likely to be overweight now than in 1980, study finds

8/8/2006
Poor Heart Health Raises Bariatric Surgery Risk

In very obese patients, it led to longer procedures and more post-op complications

8/1/2006
Food Clock Sets Mealtimes

Scientists gain insight into how your brain knows when to tell you to eat

7/26/2006
'Sweet Tooth' Types Drawn to Fruit

Study finding may help keep diets healthy, experts say

7/25/2006
Bigger Tableware Helps Widen Waistlines

In study, people ate more when using larger spoons, bowls

7/25/2006
Patient Obesity Is Obscuring Medical Scans

As Americans get larger, ultrasounds, X-rays get fuzzier, experts say

7/24/2006
40% of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Develop Complications

But one expert says these statistics are outdated, because new procedures make surgery safer and less invasive

7/21/2006
Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers

But poor access to care means newcomers' health soon suffers, report finds

7/20/2006
Body's Brain Link to Hunger Identified

Finding could pave way for new, safer diet drugs, researchers say

7/19/2006
Exercise Works Wonders in Middle Age

Study finds big heart benefits for folks 40 and older

7/18/2006
Gastric-Bypass Surgery Best for Super Obese: Study

But some weight-loss experts say the trial was too short and lacked enough patients

7/17/2006
Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death

But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report

7/15/2006
Never Say 'D-I-E-T'

Constant dieting can be harmful to your health and even promote obesity, experts say

7/13/2006
Women More Prone to 'Stress Eating' Than Men

But anxiety drives all to sugary, fatty foods, study finds

7/12/2006
Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.

Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients

7/7/2006
Lack of Sleep Can Pack on the Pounds

Hormonal variations contribute to weight gain, researchers believe

7/7/2006
Quitting Smoking Boosts Weight By 21 Pounds

That's nearly double the average gain previously reported, researchers say

7/7/2006
Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease

Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

7/7/2006
New Method Gauges Weight-Loss Surgery Risk

Very obese, hypertensive males at greatest danger of fatal complications, experts say

7/6/2006
Calcium Supplements Help Curb Weight Gain in Middle Age

They do more than strengthen bones for this age group, study suggests

7/5/2006
Women's Health Risks Rise Along With Weight

Extreme obesity, especially, is linked to more illness and death, study finds

6/26/2006
Obese Men Benefit Less From Radiation for Prostate Cancer

Finding may help doctors identify those in need of more aggressive therapy, study says

6/22/2006
Migraines More Common in Overweight Kids

Being obese may exacerbate headaches, experts say

6/19/2006
New Type 2 Diabetes Cases Have Doubled in 30 Years

Obesity is to blame and consequences could overwhelm U.S. health-care system, experts say

6/15/2006
Gastric Bypass May Boost Blindness Risk

A lack of absorbed vitamin A is the link, researchers say

6/13/2006
Trans Fats May Speed 'Spare Tire'

Diets rich in these fats quickly widen waistlines, monkey study shows

6/13/2006
Overweight Ups Your Diabetes Risk

35 percent of heavy 18-year-old women will develop the disease, study finds

6/11/2006
Major Changes Could Reduce Diabetes Death Toll

American Diabetes Association warns 62 million could die in next 30 years

6/10/2006
New Campaign Launched to Fight Global Rise in Diabetes

Experts predict that 350 million could be diabetic by 2026

6/6/2006
Hispanic Toddlers More Likely to Be Obese

Even after adjusting for socioeconomic factors, study finds them at higher risk

6/6/2006
Strict Parenting Can Produce Overweight Kids

Study questions the clean-your-plate-or-else approach

5/31/2006
Research Reveals Blood Sugar's Effect on Wakefulness

Finding could lead to treatments for problems like sleep disorders and obesity

5/26/2006
One-Third of U.S. Adults Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic

And nearly 30% of diabetics remain undiagnosed, study finds

5/25/2006
Lack of Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

Food intake doesn't explain extra girth, study finds

5/23/2006
Poverty Increases Teens' Risk of Overweight

Sweetened beverages, inactivity and skipping breakfast cited as major factors

5/22/2006
Most Americans Unaware of Fat-Cancer Connection

And many underestimate their own weight, experts say

5/21/2006
In-School Program Helps Kids Keep Obesity at Bay

Effort boosted daily exercise for fourth- and fifth-graders

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/17/2006
Weight-Loss Surgeries Safe at Teaching Hospitals

Academic medical centers have less than a 1 percent post-surgery death rate, study finds

5/16/2006
'Supermoms' Tend to Be Slimmer

Study finds working mothers keep the weight off better than stay-at-home moms

5/15/2006
U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines

Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

5/15/2006
Health Tip: Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

How to know if you're a candidate

5/14/2006
Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise

It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

5/4/2006
Childhood Obesity Leads to Adolescent Obesity

Kids don't outgrow 'baby fat,' researchers report

5/4/2006
Scientists Cut Through the Secrets of Fat

A scissors-like enzyme gives fat cells the room they need to grow

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say