Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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