Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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