Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/1/2005
Supersized in the NFL

More pro football players are obese, study finds

2/28/2005
Diet, Exercise Top Drugs in Preventing Diabetes

Two studies find lifestyle changes are the better, cheaper option

2/28/2005
Obesity May Begin at the Grocery Store

Price, store location sway low-income women's fat consumption, study finds

2/25/2005
Mom's Poor Diet Can Up Diabetes Risk in Child

Nutrition might affect fetal pancreas, mouse study suggests

2/25/2005
Many Diet Studies Lack Key Data

Most don't describe participants accurately, affecting results, study finds

2/22/2005
Gastric Bypass Just As Effective for Seniors

Post-surgery weight loss nearly matched that of young patients

2/21/2005
Clue to Controlling Appetite Found

Discovery could one day lead to weight-loss pill in humans

2/10/2005
Health Tip: Controlling Hunger While Dieting

The first step is to avoid trigger foods

2/9/2005
Health Tip: Benefits and Risks of Gastric Bypass

Weigh pros and cons before surgery

2/4/2005
Genes May Drive Child Obesity

Children likely to be overweight at 6 if mom is, too

2/4/2005
Bread is Back! Or So Hopes the Industry

Grain Foods Foundation launches pro-bread campaign

1/28/2005
Seniors Spell Out Health Concerns

Vioxx, Medicare changes and obesity weigh on their minds, survey finds

1/27/2005
Biology May Keep Couch Potatoes Supine

Genetic predisposition to sit can pack on pounds, study suggests

1/25/2005
Obesity Ups Risk of Kidney Stones

Risk more pronounced in women, researchers say

1/25/2005
Genes May Influence Weight Gain in Adults

Study finds genetics account for about 50% of change in body mass index

1/24/2005
Extra Weight Skews PSA Scores

High BMI means prostate cancer screen can miss early stages of disease, study says

1/21/2005
Veggie Diet May Lower High Blood Pressure

Blood thickness and body weight improve on plant-based regimen, study finds

1/18/2005
New Insights Into Fat's Effect on the Body

Studies detail discovery of fat-burning gene, show how leptin controls glucose levels

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/12/2005
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Eat Less, Exercise More

Put emphasis on consuming more fruits and vegetables, gov't. urges

1/11/2005
Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Cancer Rates

In large Korean study, higher levels meant higher incidence of disease

1/10/2005
Too Little Sleep May Pack on Pounds

Study links insufficient slumber to obesity

1/5/2005
Obese Blacks Incur Lower Health-Care Costs

White counterparts generate more medical bills, study says

1/5/2005
Childhood Obesity Weighs Heavily on Kids

Quality of life is lower for obese and overweight children, study finds

1/2/2005
Teen Obesity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Excess weight leads to serious adult health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease

12/30/2004
Fast Food Linked to Obesity, Insulin Problems

Finding suggests the fare could contribute to onset of diabetes

12/29/2004
Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors

Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

12/29/2004
Excess Weight Can Compromise Birth Control Pills

Heavier women likelier to become pregnant while using them, study finds

12/27/2004
False Memories May Work as Diet Aid

Study finds some can be convinced of bad experiences with foods

12/22/2004
Obese People Can't Run From Health Risks

Physical activity doesn't reduce death rates, study finds

12/22/2004
Obesity Surgery Shows Benefits Years Later

Study finds people lose more weight, avoid complications

12/21/2004
Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Some tips to avoid overindulging during festive gatherings

12/20/2004
Waistline Can Be a Tummy Fat Warning

Measuring it can tell you if you're at risk for heart disease, diabetes

12/17/2004
Nearly 30 Percent of U.S. Workers Are Obese

Study says extra pounds diminish health and productivity

12/14/2004
Immigrants to U.S. Assimilating Obesity

Study finds big weight gains the longer they're here

12/14/2004
Holiday Feasts Don't Have to Fatten You Up

Exercise and moderate portions can battle weight gain

12/13/2004
Study: Blacks More Fat, Less Fit Than Whites

Differences more pronounced in men, researchers say

12/10/2004
Kids Should Watch Calories During Holidays, Too

Parents need to control their children's eating during festivities

12/8/2004
Obesity Among Low-Income Kids on the Rise

Researchers say trend is part of national problem

12/7/2004
Will Obesity Break the Medicare Bank?

Older, overweight Americans have much higher medical bills, study says

12/6/2004
Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky

Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged

11/25/2004
Holiday Helpings Can Weigh You Down

Here's how to stay slimmer and trimmer this season

11/25/2004
Staying Safe, Stress-Free For Thanksgiving

Tips on eating right and easing anxieties

11/25/2004
It's Never Too Early to Teach Kids the Activity Habit

Parents should instill love of movement beginning in infancy, experts say

11/25/2004
Thanksgiving Feast Boasts Some Healthy Foods

Turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and pecans all nutritious on their own

11/24/2004
Obese Kids Prone to Enlarged Hearts as Adults

Added weight puts strain on developing heart muscle, study finds

11/23/2004
Obesity Raises Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

More weight means more likelihood of atrial fibrillation

11/22/2004
Obesity Bad for Brain, Study Finds

But doesn't raise death risk after heart attack

11/22/2004
Health Tip: Don't Gain Holiday Weight

How to keep from adding pounds

11/21/2004
Gorging Your Way Through the Holidays?

Advice on how to avoid overeating