Obesity Health News

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8/14/2017
'Fat But Fit' a Myth?

Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal

8/11/2017
When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

8/10/2017
Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

8/9/2017
Health Tip: Childhood Obesity Can Trigger Adult Problems

Here's how you can help prevent them

8/4/2017
Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy?

Adults who logged only 6 hours a night had wider waists, study found

8/3/2017
Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

8/1/2017
Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

8/1/2017
Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

7/26/2017
Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier

Best results seen for those with pre-op BMI of less than 40, study says

7/24/2017
Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

7/24/2017
Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say

7/24/2017
Childhood Obesity and Colon Cancer

Being overweight or obese in adolescence may increase the risk of colon cancer in adulthood, study finds

7/21/2017
Here's Why a Soda With That Burger Is Especially Fattening

High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds

7/20/2017
Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

7/19/2017
As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

7/18/2017
More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health

Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

7/17/2017
Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

Study suggests these infants could benefit from early interventions to avoid obesity in childhood

7/13/2017
Are Big Men More Prone to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Study found taller, heavier males were more likely to get it, die from it

7/12/2017
Walking Rates Are Key to a Country's Obesity Levels

As steps declined, national waistlines expanded, global study shows

7/6/2017
Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

6/28/2017
Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke

But kids who lose weight by age 20 can cut their chances, study suggests

6/28/2017
Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Harvard study finds small successes in two Massachusetts-based programs

6/15/2017
Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects

But researchers say absolute risk is low

6/15/2017
Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?

Protect yourself from 'pre-diabetes'

6/13/2017
Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study

Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

6/13/2017
Who Looks Obese to You?

White women are expected to be thin, blacks not so much, study finds

6/12/2017
2 Billion Worldwide Are Obese or Overweight

Study shows it's not only an American problem, but an international health crisis

6/9/2017
Even Your Bones Can Get Fat, Mouse Study Suggests

But running rodents improved their bone quality in just weeks, researchers say

6/7/2017
Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

6/7/2017
U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

6/6/2017
1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report

5/31/2017
Obese Women May Have More Intense Hot Flashes

Body fat might trap heat inside the body, researchers say

5/31/2017
Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Obesity

Here's what makes it more likely

5/30/2017
Transgender People Report More Health Problems

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

5/26/2017
Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries

Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

5/25/2017
Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm

They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds

5/24/2017
Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

5/19/2017
Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults

But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds

5/19/2017
Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

5/19/2017
More Fruits and Veggies Can Slash Obesity Odds

Researchers encourage a mostly plant-based diet

5/18/2017
Drink Water, Fight Fat?

When you have it in place of beer or sugar-sweetened soda it helps, study finds

5/17/2017
This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best

Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

5/17/2017
'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth

Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

5/9/2017
Do You Overeat? Your Brain Wiring May Be Why

New research might shed light on why women struggle with weight more than men do

5/8/2017
'Balloon-in-a-Pill' Spurs Weight Loss, Health Benefits: Study

But specialist not involved with the research says results are likely short-lived

5/4/2017
Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries

Resveratrol supplements appeared to aid those with the stiffest blood vessels in small study

5/4/2017
Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe

Cheaper access may sabotage worldwide fight against obesity

5/2/2017
Can Dropping Some Weight Save Your Knees?

Loss was tied to less joint degeneration in study, but skeptics remain

5/1/2017
More Active Kids Could Save U.S. Billions in Health Costs: Study

Starting young would pay big dividends as children grow up, researcher says

4/28/2017
Genetics and Obesity

Exercise can reduce weight gain in people with a strong genetic risk factor for obesity, study finds.