Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/30/2003
Couch Potatoes Accrue Deadly Fat Deep Within

But moderate exercise can prevent its accumulation, study says

5/29/2003
Childhood Obesity Often Missed

Can lead to number of health problems down the road, researchers say

5/5/2003
Fruit Juice a Two-Edged Sword for Kids

Study finds obese children drink 65 percent more

4/29/2003
Slim Fest

Overweight people head for the dessert table faster

4/23/2003
Obesity a Major Risk Factor for Cancer Death

Having a normal weight could spare 90,000 lives a year

4/22/2003
Coffee's Hidden Calories

Milk and sugar can add fat to your morning latte

4/18/2003
Yogurt May Help Burn Fat

Don't shun this dairy product when you go on a diet, researchers say

4/18/2003
Parents of Kids With Cancer Lash Out at Study

Comparison of obese children with those on chemotherapy draws outrage

4/17/2003
New Clue to Obesity

Study says cellular receptor controls accumulation, use of fat

4/14/2003
Calcium Helps Girls Keep the Weight Off

Study finds benefits with just a glass of milk a day

4/12/2003
Supersized Meals Shortchange Your Health

Study shows larger portion just makes people eat more

4/8/2003
You Can Trim Down Online

Internet weight-loss program helped adults drop 10 pounds in one year

4/8/2003
Obese Kids as Unhappy as Those With Cancer

But researchers aren't sure if excess fat causes misery, or vice versa

4/8/2003
Couch Potatoes at Higher Diabetes Risk

Chances rise 14 percent for every two hours watched a day

4/8/2003
Commercial Diet Programs Beat Do-It-Yourself Ones

Study finds jury still out on low-carbohydrate diets

4/7/2003
Obesity Gene Also Directs Skin, Hair Growth

Researchers find common thread while probing kidney woes in mice

4/7/2003
Childhood Obesity Linked to Depression

It affects boys as well as girls

4/1/2003
Overweight, Obese More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks

Experts advise slimming down despite surprising results