Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/3/2002
Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

Study finds men with condition at higher death risk

11/27/2002
Don't Let the Holidays Go to Waist

How to nibble away at overeating

11/27/2002
Holiday Bites

Tips to avoid overeating

11/26/2002
Kids' Obesity Program Focuses on More Than the Food

Family members awarded 'points' for success in changing lifestyles

11/22/2002
Survey: Being Fit Is Sometimes in Your Head

Some workers ignoring real state of their health

11/21/2002
'Junk' Gene Tied to Both Diabetes and Obesity

Mouse study opens door to one therapy for both conditions

11/16/2002
Fighting Fat in Kids

Study looks at whether healthy snacks, exercise during after-school hours helps

11/14/2002
Extra Pounds Increase Stroke Risk

Obese women have thicker carotid artery walls, study finds

11/6/2002
Hormone Could be Key to Weight Reduction

It might one day lead to effective drug treatment

11/5/2002
Many Who Want Obesity Surgery Have Mental Disorders: Study

Suggests careful evaluation before proceeding with gastric bypass operation

10/30/2002
False Ads for Fighting Fat

Beware grand claims for quick and easy weight loss.

10/21/2002
In Kids We Trust (To Eat Well)

They'll do the right thing when left to own devices

10/11/2002
Waist Circumference Helps Predict Cardiovascular Risk

It may be better gauge than overall weight, study says

10/11/2002
Poor Children at Higher Heart Risk

Odds persist even if they grow up to be successful

10/8/2002
American Obesity Ballooning

Government health officials fret about expanding waistlines, even in kids

10/4/2002
Gaining Insight About Losing Weight

'Boomerang' pounds are a problem

9/30/2002
Food for Thought for Obesity Experts

Special menu for conference attendees to include low-fat offerings

9/24/2002
Binge Eating Disorder

Help is available

9/23/2002
Hormone May Signal Heart Trouble in Teens

Adolescents with high levels of leptin show early signs of cardiovascular disease

9/22/2002
Legs for Life Starts Its Run

Free screening offered for dangerous narrowing of leg arteries

9/17/2002
Bah-uns of Steel

Muscular sheep have gene mutation that banishes fat

9/10/2002
Disability Sharply Raises Risk of Obesity

Physical, emotional and even sensory problems increase odds

9/4/2002
Teen Girls and Exercise? Not!

Study finds sharp dropoff in activity between elementary school and late adolescence.

8/30/2002
Kids Too Sweet on Soft Drinks

That's leading to some unhealthy eating habits

8/22/2002
We Will Be What We Eat

Overweight children more likely to be overweight adults

8/15/2002
Getting Kids to Walk to School Still an Uphill Battle

And that's contributing to the obesity problem among U.S. children

8/7/2002
Avoiding Freshmen Feeding Frenzies

Healthy eating tips for college students

8/7/2002
New Appetite Hormone Is to Diet For

Cuts food intake by one-third, research shows

7/31/2002
Obesity Doubles Risk of Heart Failure

Being overweight is a factor independent of obesity-related conditions

7/31/2002
For Women, Weight Control is Mind Control

Study finds those who feel in charge of their diets are thinner

7/26/2002
Gym Class Needn't Be Exercise in Futility

Study finds middle schoolers who engage in aerobic activities are healthier

7/22/2002
It Takes a City

Community unites in effort to reduce obesity and encourage exercise

7/18/2002
Exercise Message Falls on Couch Potatoes' Deaf Ears

Not even weekly phone pep talks could keep them moving

7/18/2002
One More Reason to Slim Down

Obesity in younger women doubles risk of colorectal cancer, study finds

7/12/2002
Battling the Bulge

Studies uncover keys to fat cell mechanisms

7/2/2002
Couch Potatoes Court Cancer

Communities must join the fight against fat, American Cancer Society says

7/1/2002
Children Setting Table for Heart Disease

Heart doctors urge change in habits now to prevent disease later

6/20/2002
Bush's Newest Campaign: Physical Fitness

More exercise now a government project

6/19/2002
Airline Doubles Fare for Fat Flyers

Southwest to force some obese passengers to buy a second seat

6/18/2002
Obesity Sets in Between 20 and 35 for Many

Rates of increase fastest among blacks, Hispanics, says new research

6/14/2002
Don't Let Your Kids Be TV Diners

It increases their viewing time -- and risk of obesity

6/11/2002
Nurse, I Need a Big Mac, Stat!

Survey finds leading hospitals now offer fast food

6/10/2002
Weight-Loss Pill Paradox Solved

Mice on trial drug lose appetite and burn fat

6/10/2002
Low-Fat Isn't Low-Calorie, Heart Doctors Warn

Urge consumers to read labels more carefully

6/6/2002
Breast-Fed Babies Stay Slimmer

Study finds 30 percent reduction in obesity risk by age 3

6/6/2002
When Food Becomes Fat

And why losing weight isn't so easy

6/3/2002
Too Much Tube Time Makes for Tubby Tots

Kids with a TV in their bedroom are even more likely to be overweight

5/22/2002
Why Diets Flop

Hormone may help explain success of stomach surgery

5/21/2002
The United States of Obesity

Survey finds it on increase in every state

5/21/2002
Obesity Threatens Elderly Health

Fat epidemic may negate medical gains, AARP warns