Obesity Health News

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4/21/2006
Researchers Will Test 'Fat-Dissolving' Therapy Claims

The treatment is gaining in popularity, but its safety and effectiveness are unknown

4/20/2006
Obesity Driving Diabetes Epidemic

New study confirms suspicions that it's a major factor in troubling trend

4/18/2006
Natural Protein Might Ward Off Obesity

It helps burn fat cells and lower appetite, researchers say

4/13/2006
Genetic Variant Increases Risk of Obesity

The trait is found in 10 percent of people, study says

4/10/2006
Obesity Plus Arthritis Disabling for Older Women

Findings don't bode well for an aging and increasingly obese population

4/7/2006
Number of Kids on Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Doubles

Experts blame two-fold jump in 4 years on rise in child obesity

4/6/2006
Too Much Weight Ups Alzheimer's Risk

It can triple the threat of the brain disease, study suggests

4/5/2006
Cancer Prevention Efforts Paying Off: Report

Tobacco use ebbs to lowest point in decades, but challenges still remain, report finds

4/4/2006
Diabetes Care Still Lagging in U.S.

Report shows some improvement, but it's far from enough

4/4/2006
Belly Fat May Bring Labored Breathing

Women with high amounts of this fat breathed less easily during exercise

4/4/2006
Many Obese Don't See the Problem

They often label themselves normal-weight or slightly overweight, study finds

4/4/2006
Americans Getting Even Fatter

Big weight gains noted among men, children since 2000, studies find

4/4/2006
Fit Teens May Be Safer Teens

Physical activity helps ward off bad behaviors, study shows

4/3/2006
Too Few Car Seats For America's Obese Kids

Study uncovers dangerous shortfall as children's weight rises

3/31/2006
More Than 80 Percent of College Women Diet

Skipping breakfast, smoking among the unhealthiest methods they use, study finds

3/22/2006
Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks

Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds

3/20/2006
Diabetics Misguided on 'Healthy' Weight

Two-thirds of obese diabetics call overweight 'ideal' for health, study found

3/16/2006
Atkins Diet Not Safe for Everyone

Researchers report case of obese dieter who developed dangerous condition

3/15/2006
Fat Hormone Leptin Affects Asthma Risk

Heavier women with high levels of hormone more likely to have condition, study says

3/9/2006
Bottle-Feeding May Not Raise Child Obesity Risk

Neither will an earlier shift to solid foods, new research suggests

3/7/2006
Researchers Reduce Enlarged Hearts in Fat Mice

Finding could spur new treatments for obesity-related heart failure

3/7/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Stay Trim

Switching from high-calorie beverages makes big difference, study suggests

3/7/2006
Weight May Influence Asthma Care

Study finds the overweight benefit more from specific medication

3/5/2006
Safer Neighborhoods Are Fitter Neighborhoods

Fear of crime curbs healthy physical activity, study finds

3/4/2006
Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga

Overweight teens shed an average six pounds over 12 weeks, researchers say

3/3/2006
Diabetes May Roll Back Victories Over Heart Disease

Growing epidemic threatens America's health, study finds

3/3/2006
Lifting Weights Keeps Overweight at Bay

Middle-aged women can benefit from just two sessions per week, study shows

3/2/2006
Rx for Weight Loss

Doctors use novel approaches to help patients shed excess pounds

3/1/2006
'Spare Tire' Might Protect Men During Car Accident

A little extra weight may act as padding, study finds -- but only for men

3/1/2006
Obese People Might Be More Sensitive to Pain

Physical factors may combine to increase sensitivity, researchers say

2/27/2006
Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good

Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

2/24/2006
Teen Girls Sip More Soda as They Age

The more soft drinks they consumed, the less calcium they took in, study finds

2/16/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics at Higher Stroke Risk

Their odds of an attack double soon after diagnosis, study finds

2/14/2006
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise

Trial results look good, but experts say rimonabant isn't a 'magic bullet'

2/14/2006
Poverty Lowers Cardiac Stress Test Results

Experts say poor diet and lack of access to fitness facilities to blame

2/14/2006
Belly Fat Doubles Women's Gallstone Risk

But one expert noted that most stones won't require treatment

2/12/2006
Weight-Loss Surgery: For Some, the Last Hope

A normal life is the reward for suitable candidates

2/11/2006
Overweight Women Risk Problem Pregnancies

Some simple steps can reduce likelihood of high blood pressure, gestational diabetes

2/10/2006
Exercise Goes to the Dogs

Canine friends get humans up and walking more often, study finds

2/9/2006
Parents, Vending Machines Can Hamper Good School Nutrition

A number of hidden factors make it tough to eat right on campus, study finds

2/8/2006
Diabetics' Hearts Fueled by Fats

Finding could explain high heart attack rate in those with diabetes, researchers say

2/8/2006
Program Gets Teens Off the Couch

Doctor-guided initiative increased exercise rates and improved diet

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/6/2006
Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans

But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

2/6/2006
Obesity Doubles Kids' Diabetes Risk

And a third of diabetic children in the U.S. are also obese, study finds

2/3/2006
2/3/2006
Obesity Raises Pregnancy Risks

Weight-related dangers threaten both mother and newborn, panelists conclude

1/30/2006
Obesity Might Be Catching

Infectious viruses may make fat cells fatter, researchers claim

1/27/2006
Modest Weight Loss Boosts Bladder Control

Overweight women at risk for diabetes saw real improvements, study found

1/26/2006
Treatment for Childhood Disorder Brings Sleep Dangers

Growth hormones raise sleep apnea risks in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, study finds