Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/10/2003
Fat Cells Linked to Hypertension

They release hormones that raise blood pressure

11/3/2003
Obesity Hormone Linked to Osteoarthritis

High levels of leptin found in knee cartilage of sufferers

11/3/2003
Behavior Problems Feed Childhood Obesity

Study finds overweight kids twice as likely to misbehave

10/30/2003
Family Income, Education Impact Teen Obesity, Depression

Lower socioeconomic status can increase problems among adolescents

10/24/2003
Obesity: The Little Known Cancer Risk

Campaign seeks to heighten public awareness

10/24/2003
Routine Blood Tests Miss Liver Disease

They often fail to detect it in morbidly obese people, study says

10/21/2003
Appetite Control

Tips to avoid overeating

10/16/2003
Studies Find Breast-Fed Kids Aren't Thinner

Throw cold water on theory that the practice reduces obesity

10/15/2003
Obesity Major Risk Factor for Hispanic Kids

New research focuses on their future health risks

10/14/2003
Low-Fat Restaurant Dining

Skip the gravies and sauces

10/13/2003
Ranks of Severely Obese Quadruple

Researcher says problem has been underestimated

10/13/2003
Meal Replacement Plans Do Work

Study finds those on them for 10 years weighed less than those who weren't

10/10/2003
Gastric Bypass Surgery Helps Diabetics

Procedure helps them control blood sugar, get off medications for disease

10/10/2003
Birth Weight and Social Class Can Impact Your Health

Both affect risk of high blood pressure in adulthood, study finds

10/3/2003
Socioeconomics Plays Role in Obesity

Coupled with genetic predisposition, it can result in overweight children

10/3/2003
Americans Living Longer, Lazier Lives

Checkup finds big increase in diabetes, obesity

10/1/2003
Tamoxifen Works in Obese Women, Too

But they're at a higher risk of getting other cancers

9/30/2003
Disease Combo Raises Risks to the Liver

Hepatitis C and fatty liver disease tax the critical organ, study finds

9/26/2003
Pedometers Tested As Step to More Exercise

McDonald's, others try a simple device to get people moving

9/17/2003
Battling Scoliosis in Overweight Teens

Back bracing less effective, study finds

9/11/2003
Binge Drinking Bad for Your Heart

Sporadic boozing packs on abdominal fat, study finds

9/11/2003
Got Pregnant on the Pill?

St. John's wort or excess weight may be to blame

9/10/2003
Soda and TV Pack Pounds on Teens

The combination is linked to adolescent obesity, study finds

9/1/2003
Americans Not Dining Out

Most ate most of their meals at home last year, survey finds

9/1/2003
Food Fight

New book details how people can beat obesity

8/29/2003
Spice Up Those School Lunch Bags

Tips on giving your children interesting yet nutritional meals

8/28/2003
Sprawling Burbs Make for Sprawling Waistlines

Research connects urban sprawl to health problems

8/28/2003
Combating Childhood Obesity

Advice for parents on how to encourage healthy habits in kids

8/27/2003
Not All Media Images Affect Black Women

Pictures of 'ideal' black women have greater impact, study finds

8/22/2003
Keeping the Pounds Off

National study will look at ways to help people stay fit after they've lost weight

8/19/2003
Weight Plays Role in Some Cancers

Studies discover link between body mass and prostate, ovarian cancers

8/18/2003
Overweight Children at Higher Heart Risk

Study finds higher levels of telltale marker

8/13/2003
Pare Back Your Portions

Watching serving sizes will help keep your waistline in line

8/11/2003
Weight Teasing an Emotional Crisis for Kids

Taunts can lead to suicidal thoughts, study says

8/11/2003
Overweight TV Characters Have Image Problem

Study finds few chances for sympathy on rare times they appear

8/4/2003
Exercise Can Combat Erectile Dysfunction

Even though men are prone to it as they age, a healthy lifestyle can help

7/31/2003
Protein May Be Factor in Obesity

Discovery could lead to new treatments for condition

7/29/2003
Could a Pill Treat Obesity and Lower Cholesterol?

Not yet, but researchers are working on it

7/21/2003
Genetic Clue to Obesity Discovered

It switches on only in fat cells of obese mice

7/18/2003
Dieting 101

Tips for choosing a diet plan

7/14/2003
Obesity Could Lead to Alzheimer's Disease

Study found women who were overweight at 70 were more likely to suffer dementia later

7/14/2003
A Test to Predict Diabetes Risk

Metabolic syndrome also warns of heart disease, study finds

7/11/2003
Skip Breakfast, Get Fat

But more meals, if smaller, could make you thinner, study finds

7/5/2003
Stomach Surgery for the High School Set

Advocates call it life-changing for obese teens; critics say it should be a last resort

7/1/2003
Obesity Increases Chances of GERD

New study finds those with extra pounds six times more likely to suffer stomach trouble

6/30/2003
Schools Scrap the Junk Food

Too many kids have unhealthy diets, study says

6/30/2003
Obesity Worsens Women's Colon Cancer Prognosis

But men don't suffer same risk, study finds

6/11/2003
Extra Pounds Could Dim Your Eyesight

Study finds weight affects progression of age-related macular degeneration

6/11/2003
Overweight Kids Don't See the Problem

Their parents also don't view the excess weight as a health issue

6/10/2003
Welcome to America

Bad diet habits being exported