Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/10/2003
Fast Food, Too Much TV Bad for the Heart

Excessive watching and fast food may also lead to diabetes

3/7/2003
Obese People Take Longer to Feel Full

Finding may explain how weight gain is perpetuated

3/7/2003
Unfit Teens Headed Toward Diabetes Trouble

Overweight adolescents more likely to develop insulin resistance, study finds

3/6/2003
Heart Disease Prevention Should Start With Tots

New guidelines recommend heart healthy behavior for kids

3/6/2003
Another Reason Not to Skip Breakfast

Early eaters have lower rates of obesity, insulin resistance

2/21/2003
All the Elderly at Risk for Diabetes

Even those of normal weight can still get the disease

2/21/2003
Freshmen Feasts

Avoid gaining weight at college

2/6/2003
Are We Driven to Overeat?

Researcher finds obesity a siren's call; others cite environment

1/31/2003
'Good' Fatty Acid for Diabetics

Linoleic acid may benefit people with the disease

1/31/2003
The Super-sizing of America's Waistline

Consumers tempted by 'bargains' of bigger portions

1/31/2003
Smoking, Obesity Worsen Hot Flashes

Studies show promise for relief from classic symptoms

1/31/2003
High Fiber Fact

Fiber-rich foods aren't high in calories

1/23/2003
Gene Twitching Lets Mice Eat All They Want

They gained no weight and lived longer, study finds

1/22/2003
Hefty NFL Linemen at Risk for Sleep Apnea

Young age of players with condition surprises researchers

1/21/2003
America's Plates Are Fuller Than Ever

Food portions have increased significantly since the 1970s

1/21/2003
Weight Watcher

Find out if you're overweight

1/15/2003
Worms May Offer Clue to Obesity

Study of their genes might give answers about how humans store and use fat

1/13/2003
Income, Education Don't Always Dictate Teen Obesity

Study finds problem among black girls from different backgrounds

1/13/2003
The Price of Fat

Study examines medical costs of obesity

1/10/2003
What's Behind Teen Obesity?

Gender and ethnic-racial factors influence weight, study finds

1/7/2003
As Weight Goes Up, Life Span Goes Down

Grossly obese at greatest risk

1/3/2003
Slim Sandwich

Make sandwiches with healthier fillings

12/27/2002
Understanding Obesity

Detailing how primitive fat cells duplicate may help researchers tackle weight problems

12/12/2002
Work Out and Stay Alive

Exercise reduces death risk

12/9/2002
Male Obesity More Risky Than Thought

But losing weight through dieting is not

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