Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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