Obesity Health News

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Article Title
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

11/4/2005
Which Diet Is Best? The One That Works for You

Weight-loss plans should be paired with success strategies, experts say

11/4/2005
Waist-Hip Ratio a Better Heart Measure Than BMI?

International study finds ratio spots three times more of those at risk

11/3/2005
Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Other Health Woes

Study finds more insomnia and depression in patients with the movement disorder

11/2/2005
Fondness for Fatty Foods May Be Built In

Could tongues be equipped with a 'fat sensor'?

11/1/2005
Health Tip: Foods That Are Naturally Low Fat

Some foods are healthy from the start

10/31/2005
Health Tip: No Waist of Time

Watching your midsection can help you stay healthy

10/28/2005
New Program Will Tackle Obesity in Minority Kids

U.S. Hispanic, black youngsters are at high risk of overweight, experts warn

10/27/2005
Obesity May Contribute to Liver Trouble

High-fat diet caused immune-system problems in mice, study found

10/26/2005
Child's Growth Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Low birthweight, a failure to thrive, then adding fat boost risks, study finds

10/21/2005
Study Refutes Soft Drinks' Impact on Kids' Obesity

Researchers say school policies restricting sodas in vending machines would not be effective

10/20/2005
Research Into Obesity-Cancer Link Gets Big Boost

National Cancer Institute will give $54 million to four U.S. centers

10/20/2005
Walk a Dog, Lose Weight

Study found those who walked one for a year lost average of 14 pounds

10/18/2005
Studies Highlight Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Rehospitalization rates increased, and mortality rate higher for Medicare patients

10/18/2005
Health Tip: Diet Sensibly

How you burn energy is key

10/17/2005
Slimming Down Heats Up Sex Lives

For the obese, losing weight can have romantic rewards, study finds

10/17/2005
Americans Look for Health on the Menu

Survey finds nutrition plays increasing role in dining-out choices

10/14/2005
Obesity Linked to Fat Gain in Muscles

Finding could explain why very overweight have trouble losing pounds

10/14/2005
Adult Obesity May Trace to Infancy

Heavy babies might be at risk of a lifetime of weight problems, study suggests

10/11/2005
Obesity During Midlife Ups Dementia Risk

Study found those with BMI higher than 30 also more likely to have heart attack, diabetes

10/10/2005
Even Moderate Exercise Boosts Heart Health

People don't need to run marathons to see big changes, study finds

10/10/2005
Researchers Question Value of CRP Test

High levels of protein tend to occur only with other cardiovascular risk factors, study says