Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/30/2004
Genetic Mutations Bump Up BMI

Changes in gene that regulates body weight can play part in obesity

9/30/2004
Major Assault Sought on Childhood Obesity

Reversing problem will require multi-tiered attack, report urges

9/27/2004
Overweight Kids Have Lower Self-Esteem

Study suggests one rises as the other falls

9/22/2004
Soft Drinks Supply Americans With More Calories Than Milk

Researchers say alarming trend cuts across all age groups

9/17/2004
Young People Practicing Unhealthy Habits

They show greatest increase in smoking, obesity and poor eating, study says

9/14/2004
Snoring Risks Among Children Differ by Gender

Obesity only common link for both boys and girls, study says

9/10/2004
Vitamin Supplements May Slow Middle-Age Weight Gain

Four common ones tied to healthier weights over 10-year period

9/10/2004
Young Black Girls Face High Risk of Obesity

Too much TV and lack of activity increase chances of weight problems, study says

9/8/2004
Phys Ed Could Help Young Girls Get in Shape

An added hour of gym weekly could cut number of overweight kids, study finds

9/8/2004
Diabetes Dangerous in Women With Heart Disease

Combination triples risk of heart failure, study finds

9/7/2004
Studies Add to 'Fat-but-Fit' Debate for Women

Diabetes risk for obesity, heart problems for inactivity

9/6/2004
Workers of America, Lose Weight!

Employers can help fight the nation's obesity epidemic, experts say

8/31/2004
U.S. Dietary Panel May Green-Light Desserts, Treats

But critics say encouraging sugars, fats could backfire

8/30/2004
Suburbia's Just Another Name for Fat City

Sprawling communities are home to heavier people

8/30/2004
Want Your Kids to Cut Down on Colas?

Setting a good example should be your first move, experts say

8/30/2004
Chromium in Diet, Fitness Products May Pose Danger

Study finds body could convert harmless form of chromium into carcinogenic variety

8/24/2004
Sugary Drinks Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds risks rise along with soda, fruit punch consumption

8/23/2004
Metabolic Syndrome Hikes Heart Risk

Traits like belly fat, high blood pressure are part of the syndrome

8/13/2004
Lost Sleep Leads to Health Problems

Advice on how to get a good night's slumber and avoid future heart trouble

8/11/2004
Caution on Pregnancy on Heels of Obesity Surgery

Doctors find it can have deadly complications for mom, baby

8/6/2004
Simple Switches Can Slice Fat From Your Diet

Easy recipe substitutions can reduce calories, experts say

8/5/2004
A New Drug That Fights 2 Bad Habits

Still in clinical trials, rimonabant curbs smoking and weight gain

8/4/2004
Vegetarian Diet Not Daunting to Adopt

Change helped postmenopausal women lose weight, study finds

8/2/2004
Docs Need to Focus on Kids' Obesity, Hypertension

Researchers urge pediatricians to recognize, treat growing problem

7/31/2004
Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease

New campaign urges awareness, testing

7/28/2004
New Insight Into Leptin's Fat-Burning Powers

Findings may offer target to fight obesity

7/16/2004
Medicare Coverage of Obesity Treatments Won't Be Immediate

Evaluation of medical evidence must take place first, officials say

7/15/2004
Studies: Overeating Akin to Drug Abuse

Good food acts in the brain 'like a drug,' expert says

7/12/2004
Obesity Surgery Doesn't Just Shrink Stomach

Also lowers levels of hunger hormone, study says

7/12/2004
Weight-Loss Regimen for Diabetics Questioned

Small number of pounds shed may not be worth it in long run

7/9/2004
Burn Calories, Lose Weight

Knocking off 700 to 2,000 a week provides health benefit, experts say

7/9/2004
Family Influences Weight

Obese parents increase risk that children will be overweight

7/5/2004
High Scores on Video Games Pack on Pounds

Playing time linked to childhood obesity, study finds