Obesity Health News

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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

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