Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/28/2004
Obesity Tied to Steady Dose of Hunger Hormone

Levels stay constant in heavy people, vary in thin ones

6/22/2004
Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Impotence in Obese Men

Exercise, weight loss benefits them over 2-year period

6/22/2004
Scientists Spot Fat Cell 'On' Switch

Single protein tells stem cells to turn into fat cells, researchers say

6/17/2004
Less-Invasive Weight-Loss Surgery Booming

Multiple, tiny incisions means less pain, scarring

6/16/2004
Teen Dieting May Lead to Adult Obesity

Weight-loss efforts might disrupt a woman's metabolism

6/15/2004
Obesity Epidemic Continues Unabated

Rate climbs again, and study cites kids' fast-food habits

6/14/2004
Trim Down to Fight Prostate Cancer

Obesity may fuel the disease's aggressive growth and recurrence

6/4/2004
Many Parents Are Blind to Their Kids' Weight Problems

And those overweight children are at risk of diabetes, new research says

6/4/2004
Losing the Fat May Be Key to Longer Life

Lean mice live longer than their plumper kin, and now researchers may know why.

6/3/2004
Obesity Growing Among Women in Developing Countries

Economic growth, increased food availability fueling trend

6/2/2004
Heart Disease Recipe Rampant in Obese Kids

Thanks to epidemic, more have metabolic syndrome

6/2/2004
Many Not Doing Enough to Prevent Heart Disease

Women also less likely than men to take aspirin as preventive measure, report finds

5/25/2004
False-Positive Mammos More Common for Those Overweight

Researchers say obesity epidemic will make problem more widespread

5/20/2004
Health Tip: Breakfast Benefits

Why skipping it isn't healthy

5/19/2004
Can Caffeine Prevent Liver Damage?

Study finds coffee, soda drinkers are less prone

5/18/2004
Breast Cancer Not Linked to Stomach Fat

But study found general obesity ups the chances of disease

5/17/2004
'Pacing' Your Hunger Pangs

Device for stomach regulates hunger with electrical impulses

5/14/2004
Health Tip: Preemptive Weight Control

Fight obesity from the start

5/13/2004
CDC: Arthritis Rampant, Growing, and Costly

Finds 1 in 4 has disease, eating up 1% of GDP

5/13/2004
5/12/2004
Health Tip: Good Eating Habits

Some helpful advice

5/6/2004
More Young People Developing Diverticulitis

Higher rates of obesity may be to blame for inflamed colon condition

5/4/2004
Blood Pressure Rising in Kids

Study says it can set stage for problems later

5/3/2004
Overweight Moms Have Trouble Nursing

Researchers find biological basis for lack of breast milk

4/26/2004
Body's 'Fat Hormone' Gives Up More Secrets

High blood fat may prevent leptin from telling brain to curb appetite in obese

4/23/2004
Obesity May Be in Your Head

Sight and smell of food increases brain metabolism, study found

4/23/2004
When the Pounds Stop Dropping

How to jump-start a stalled weight loss program

4/22/2004
Childhood Poverty Can Hurt Eating Habits

No emphasis on healthy foods can affect nutritional choices later

4/21/2004
Curves Program Cuts Pounds

Studies found weight-loss/exercise regimen increases metabolic rate

4/20/2004
Fat Sites Best Predict Heart Risk

Study: Obesity alone not best forecaster, especially in women

4/19/2004
Low-fat the Natural Way

Some foods are healthy on their own

4/15/2004
Watch Your Waistline

It will help you stay healthy

4/12/2004
Fat-Free Fallacies

Calories still count

4/8/2004
Sustained Weight Loss Is Possible

Study refutes belief that you'll gain back lost pounds

4/7/2004
A Safer Gastric Bypass Surgery

Two-stage approach to obesity procedure reduces patient risk

4/6/2004
Heavy Women More Likely to Have Twins

Obesity trend may parallel rise in multiple births, study suggests

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/2/2004
Metabolism Management

Calories can be used up more efficiently

4/1/2004
Here's to the Two-Legged Commute

Use your feet on Walk to Work Day

4/1/2004
Leptin Works on Brain Before and After Birth

Studies shed light on activity of appetite hormone

3/31/2004
Extra Pounds Increase Chances of Kidney Stones

Weight linked to risk of painful condition, study finds

3/24/2004
Report Gives Mixed Grades on Kids' Health

U.S. children much safer now, but obesity epidemic looms

3/17/2004
Scientists ID Enzyme That Regulates Appetite

Finding could lead to drug treatments to combat obesity, diabetes

3/17/2004
Soda Patrol

Take the fizz out of your child's habit

3/15/2004
Not All Nicotine-Replacement Products Are Equal

Blacks, obese do better on nasal spray, while whites have more success with patch

3/11/2004
America's Girth Carries Hefty Price Tag

Obesity-related problems could consume 1 in 5 health-care dollars

3/9/2004
Middle School Can Mean More Calories

Study finds kids eat worse when they have a snack bar at their disposal

3/5/2004
Teens Gain Weight When They're Irate

When in a sour mood, they turn to food, study says