Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/19/2004
Obesity a Major Obstacle to Good Sex Life

Extra weight depletes desire, performance, study finds

11/18/2004
Family Dinners Lower Risk For Eating Disorders

Girls, especially, benefit from regular family mealtimes

11/18/2004
Older Americans Can Expect Longer, Healthier Lives

Big gains in longevity for those over 65, report finds

11/18/2004
Study Shows Simple Steps to Painless Dieting

Smaller portions, better ingredients, and 800 calories a day disappear

11/18/2004
A New Target For a Fat-Fighting Drug

Blocking enzyme might flush fats from body, researchers say

11/17/2004
Premature Birth Linked to Insulin Resistance

Study suggests metabolic processes may be programmed during pregnancy

11/15/2004
Gastric Bypass Surgery Eases GERD in the Obese

Also helps patients lose weight, improves other health problems

11/14/2004
Sifting Through Low-Carb Craze

Experts caution that lack of standards makes it hard to measure carbohydrates

11/12/2004
Heart Meets Soul in Fat City

How do heart experts fare with New Orleans fare?

11/11/2004
Health Tip: A Slow Burn

Calories don't melt away in a flash

11/10/2004
Program Gets Kids to Be More Active

Intervention got them playing soccer, swimming instead of watching TV

11/9/2004
Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors

Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

11/9/2004
Obesity Drug Shows Great Promise

Trial participants had sustained weight loss of almost 20 pounds over two years

11/8/2004
Weight Gain a Heart Risk for Diabetics

Adding pounds increases odds of trouble, researchers say

11/8/2004
Minnesota Tops State-by-State Health Ranking

Improvements in Americans' health have slowed since 2000

11/7/2004
Obesity Carries Extra Health-Care Costs

Overweight men have bigger drug bills, study finds

11/6/2004
Low-Carb Diets May Hurt Heart Health

Fiber, nutrients in fruits, vegetables, grains keep cardiovascular system strong

11/2/2004
Obese Women More Likely to Get Colorectal Cancer

Face greater risk than obese men, study finds

11/1/2004
Excess Weight Hurts Even Seemingly Healthy Heart

It limits the muscle's ability to expand and contract, study finds

11/1/2004
Breast-feeding Moms Less Likely to Restrict Food Later

Study may explain why breast-feeding appears to reduce childhood obesity

10/29/2004
Health Tip: Diet and Portion Control

It's key to losing and maintaining weight

10/28/2004
Obesity Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

Extra pounds in middle age double incidence, study says

10/27/2004
Shedding Pounds Lengthens Life

Mouse study found those that lacked weight-control gene were twice as heavy

10/26/2004
Obese People Generate Bigger Health-Care Bills

They use more prescriptions and are hospitalized more often, study finds

10/23/2004
Ease Your Edema

Tips to soothe feet, ankles that swell by end of the day

10/21/2004
Health Tip: So You've Given Up Meat?

Meatless diet isn't automatically healthier

10/15/2004
Location of Fat Affects Heart Risk

Study says it may be more important than level of obesity

10/14/2004
Study Suggests How Obesity Causes Diabetes

Stress on cells seems to contribute to insulin resistance, researchers say

10/12/2004
Obesity Surgery Sharply Improves Related Problems

Substantial gains seen in hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/11/2004
Insulin Resistance May Be Early Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

Teens with it could face high blood pressure as adults

10/11/2004
Shipshape Isn't What It Used to Be

Wall-to-wall food keeps passengers cruising for more

10/6/2004
Obesity Raises Death Risk From Breast Cancer

Study finds connection in patients with early-stage disease

10/4/2004
Study: Food Restrictions on Kids Backfire

Those prone to obesity likelier to gain weight