Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/5/2004
Teen Weight Gain Surpasses Previous Generation

And the fatter the kids, the less physically fit they are

3/4/2004
Race a Factor in Obesity

College-educated black American women have higher BMI than white counterparts

3/4/2004
Skipping Meals: A Bad Idea

You could end up overeating

3/3/2004
Short Daily Walks Not Enough to Fight Fat

Fifteen-minute strolls don't burn enough calories to counteract annual weight gain

2/27/2004
Shedding Those Pregnancy Pounds

Weekly diet and exercise classes help new moms lose weight

2/26/2004
TV Ads Add Pounds to Our Kids

Report says children are bombarded with commercials for junk food

2/25/2004
Small Babies Can Speed Up Diabetes Risk

Study sees rapid weight gain after age 2 as key

2/24/2004
More Kids, More Pounds for Parents

The more children a couple has, the greater the weight gain for Mom and Dad

2/19/2004
Why Obesity Aggravates Blood-Sugar Control

Fat-secreted hormone may play a role, scientists suggest

2/17/2004
What Hurts the Heart Also Hurts the Kidney

Study finds same factors increase risk for both diseases

2/16/2004
Heart Trouble Can Start in the Young

Cardiologist gives advice on diet and exercise to overweight kids

2/10/2004
Defenders Attack Report on Atkins' Death

Say he wasn't obese and his diet was not connected to his health woes

2/9/2004
Research Keeps Diet Pill Dream Alive

Molecular action of fat-fighting protein leptin revealed

2/6/2004
Metabolic Syndrome Ups Stroke Risk

Researchers suggest treating risk factors before it's too late

2/5/2004
Heavy Women Who Become Pregnant Face Greater Health Risks

Problems can include high blood pressure, fetal distress and neonatal death

2/4/2004
Trimming Trans Fats

How to reduce your consumption

2/3/2004
Breast-feeding Produces Trimmer Kids

The finding holds true for non-Hispanic white children

1/30/2004
Mentally Ill Susceptible to Diabetes

Report recommends close monitoring to manage risk

1/21/2004
Obesity Carries Huge Financial Weight

Study finds it costs up to $200 per taxpayer

1/18/2004
Sometimes, a Healthy Weight is the Way to Go

Diet, exercise and a crucial 'mind switch' are keys

1/15/2004
Couch Potatoes Can Start Young

Some children develop sedentary habits early in life

1/13/2004
Doctors: Curtail Soft Drinks in Schools

Pediatricians call for severe restrictions on soda machines

1/12/2004
Just a Half-Hour Walk Keeps Pounds Off

Study finds benefits of modest daily exercise without diet change

1/8/2004
Rising Disability in the Young Tied to Obesity

Report finds disturbing trend for future health-care costs

1/6/2004
Pancreatic Cancer Tied to Long-Term Aspirin Use

Experts say benefits of drug still outweigh risks

1/6/2004
Severely Obese Face Major Depression Risk

But therapy can help them confront conflicts, lose weight

1/5/2004
U.S. Has Fattest Teens

American kids heavier than those in 15 other countries

12/31/2003
Food Labels Educate the Consumer

All you need to know is on the label, if you know how to look

12/31/2003
Not a Lean Year for Health News

Nation's obesity epidemic raged on while SARS scared the world in 2003

12/31/2003
Gastric Bypass Surgery Cures Diabetes

French researchers find disease quelled even if patient isn't obese

12/25/2003
Keep the Healthy in Your Holiday Eating

Experts offer advice on how to keep from going overboard

12/22/2003
Obesity Worsens Prostate Cancer

More aggressive growth, higher risk of recurrence

12/22/2003
Milk Does a Child's Body Good

Calcium linked to lower body fat in kids

12/16/2003
First Weight-Loss Drug for Children Approved

But can have significant side effects

12/12/2003
New Risk for Heart Disease Found

Overweight people with smaller-sized apolipoprotein more likely to have heart disease

12/10/2003
Overweight Boys More Prone to Stress

More hypertension problems found in this group

12/9/2003
Teenage Weight Predicts Future Weight

Study finds body mass index during adolescence tracks into adulthood

12/8/2003
Eating Cereal Helps Kids Control Weight

Those who have it often have lower BMIs, study says

12/8/2003
More TV Time for Teens Means Fewer Fruits, Vegetables

The more hours they watch, the worse their diet, study finds

12/5/2003
Parental Size Can Spell Health Trouble for Kids

Study finds greater risks for children of short mothers and overweight fathers

12/3/2003
Clean Plates May Add Weight

Split meals at restaurants

12/2/2003
Checking Obesity

Report recommends screening for all adults in United States

12/1/2003
Gastric Bypass Surgery Risky in Very Obese

Procedure a double-edged sword for these patients, study finds

11/27/2003
Feast in Moderation

It's key to enjoying holiday food, expert says

11/21/2003
Holiday Cooking That's Good for Your Heart

Cookbook features recipes that are festive without being fattening

11/20/2003
It's What We Swig That Makes Us Big

Study finds more calories come from soft, fruit drinks

11/19/2003
Middle Age Poundage Weighs Heavy on Later Years

Long-term quality of life suffers from problems linked to too much weight

11/13/2003
Menopause May Trigger Obesity

Study finds drop in hormones leads to weight gain in female monkeys

11/11/2003
Simple Ways to Spot Heart Disease in Women

They could detect and help prevent heart disease in women

11/11/2003
Walk Away From Heart Disease

Brisk but comfortable pace helps your cardiovascular health