Obesity Health News

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1/24/2006
Controversial Weight-Loss Drug May Go Over-the-Counter

But as FDA weighs approval, critics voice concerns about Xenical

1/23/2006
Widening Waist a Heart Risk Factor for Women

Waistlines over 35 inches are a matter of concern, study finds

1/18/2006
America's Young Adults Less Healthy Than Teens

Rates for smoking, obesity and other ills rise steeply after high school, study finds

1/12/2006
Trans Fat on Food Labels: Now You See It, Now You Don't

New FDA rules allow fewer than 0.5 grams of unhealthy fat to not count

1/11/2006
Obesity Hinders Prostate Cancer Detection

Finding highlights need for rigorous screening in heavier patients

1/11/2006
The Fat Tax: A Controversial Tool in War Against Obesity

It's used as a levy on 'junk' foods, and to promote nutrition programs

1/11/2006
Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks

In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

1/10/2006
Obesity Alone Boosts Heart Disease Risk

Research also finds other risk factors are undertreated

1/10/2006
Fat-Building Pathway Figured Out

Finding could lead to treatments for obesity, diabetes, researchers say

1/3/2006
Molecular Link Between Diet, Type 2 Diabetes Discovered

High-fat fare suppresses enzyme that controls insulin production, study finds

1/3/2006
Safe Neighborhoods Keep Kids Leaner

New research shows that families who live in unsafe areas have fatter kids

12/30/2005
Trans Fat Food Labels Are Coming

Starting New Year's Day, labeling also will list potential allergens

12/29/2005
Study Suggests Suicide Linked to Thinness

But other experts question the connection

12/27/2005
Vitamin B Deficiency a Danger After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Case study notes need to monitor patients for resulting neurological condition

12/27/2005
Digestive Woes May Keep the Overweight From Exercising

And that could undermine weight-loss efforts, study finds

12/26/2005
Party Hearty, Then Ease It Down

Some tips for holiday weight control

12/23/2005
Hold on to Health During the Holidays

If jingle bells jangle nerves and send you snacking, simple tips can help

12/23/2005
Health Tip: Dieting During the Holidays

It's not easy, but try to stay on track

12/22/2005
Give Yourself a Good Night's Sleep This Season

Experts offer six important reasons why slumber is essential

12/22/2005
Marijuana Munchies Hold Weight-Loss Clues

New insights on need to feed that comes with pot smoking

12/22/2005
Smoking May Make Psoriasis Worse

People with the disorder also tend to be obese, researchers report

12/21/2005
Blacks Hit Harder by Arterial Leg Disease

This narrowing of vessels in the legs can be disabling, experts note

12/20/2005
One-Third of U.S. Teens Out of Shape

Finding may have long-term implications for cardiovascular health

12/20/2005
Gastric Bypass Surgeries Soaring

The number of Americans undergoing these procedures grew four-fold between 1998 and 2002, study finds

12/17/2005
Fight Off That Freshman Flab

Research shows college kids can beat back weight gain

12/16/2005
U.S. Health Gains Starting to Slow: Study

Rates of early death, prenatal care, smoking stable in recent years; obesity way up

12/16/2005
Working Moms' Kids Eat Just as Well: Study

They eat more meals outside the home, but their diets are comparable to those of other youngsters

12/15/2005
Fruit Sugars Might Speed Obesity

They may interfere with insulin to increase weight gain, experts say

12/13/2005
High Insulin Levels Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Study of male smokers saw twofold risk increase for those with highest levels

12/8/2005
New Spanish-Language Food Pyramid Launched

'MiPirámide' aimed at U.S. Hispanics at high risk for obesity

12/6/2005
Coffee, Tea May Help Keep Liver Failure at Bay

Two or more cups per day could protect at-risk patients, researchers say

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says

12/5/2005
Moderate Drinking May Lower Obesity Risk

But too much alcohol can pack on pounds, study finds

12/5/2005
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Overweight Kids

Researchers found smoking also raised obesity risk for children

12/1/2005
Many Americans Not Active Enough to Reap Health Benefits

Government report says more than half don't reach recommended levels

12/1/2005
Hispanic Kids Face Diabetes Dangers

They may be especially vulnerable to sugary foods, study finds

11/28/2005
Obese Buttocks Leave Drug Therapy Behind

Medicine injected into large posteriors isn't reaching the bloodstream, study finds

11/24/2005
A Kernel of Truth About Portion Sizes

Study finds even stale popcorn was appealing in larger batches

11/21/2005
Trigger for Obesity Identified

Finding could lead to new drug therapies, researchers say

11/17/2005
Obesity Ups Arrhythmia Risk After Bypass

Being overweight can more than double the odds, study found

11/17/2005
Daily Walk Puts Heart a Step Ahead

Just 30 minutes a day can spur healthy changes, study finds

11/16/2005
Diet Drug Works Best With Healthy Eating, Exercise

Meridia study found weight loss doubled if patients also changed lifestyles

11/16/2005
Decaf Coffee Might Slightly Boost Heart-Disease Risk

Study found it raised levels of blood fats, LDL cholesterol

11/15/2005
Sweet Tooth Takes Bite Out of Stress

Rat study suggests sugary foods can lower anxiety

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/13/2005
Metabolic Syndrome Hits Mississippi Blacks Hard

Jackson Heart Study found 37% of those studied had cluster of risk factors

11/10/2005
Appetite Suppressing Hormone Discovered

But will the research with rodents prove useful for people?

11/10/2005
11/7/2005
Ravenous Rodents Give Dieting Clues

Rat studies suggest stress plus tempting treats triggers binge-eating

11/4/2005
Widening Waistlines Raise Kidney Risks

Heavier men face higher odds of organ dysfunction, research shows