Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/5/2004
Obesity Grows Despite Diets to Curb It

Panelists warn of future heart disease

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