Obesity Health News

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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

5/2/2006
Americans Less Healthy Than the British

Study finds gap despite higher U.S. incomes, more money spent on health care

5/1/2006
Type 2 Diabetes Rising Among U.S. Adolescents

Curbing obesity can help avert a public health crisis, experts say

4/28/2006
Treatment Team Lowers Heart Risk for Obese Patients

Battling the 'metabolic syndrome' on multiple fronts works, they say

4/21/2006
Gene Protects Against Diabetes, Heart Disease

Variant found in 1 in 20 people lowers blood fats, study finds

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