Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/14/2002
Obesity Surgery Makes Motherhood Possible

Overweight sisters able to have babies after gastric bypass procedure

5/13/2002
Dressing for Success

Salad dressings aren't all bad

5/10/2002
Fast Foods Making Us Fat Folks

Too much snacking also behind the obesity boom

4/25/2002
Heart Study Doubts 'Hispanic Paradox'

Refutes notion that they're at lower death risk

4/25/2002
Don't Encourage Overeating

Your child takes cues from you

4/3/2002
It May Be Hard to Claim Your Weight-Reduction Deduction

IRS rules on write-offs for weight loss could be restrictive

3/27/2002
Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

New government figures say 16 million Americans have high blood sugar

3/19/2002
Obesity Can Spell Heart Trouble in Young Women

New study finds even teens can develop enlarged hearts, thickening of heart wall

3/13/2002
Prediabetes Prevalent Even in Preschoolers

Blood sugar problems found in 25% of obese kids as young as 4

2/26/2002
The Hypertensive Will Have Lots of Company

Study finds 90% lifetime risk among middle-aged people

2/23/2002
Appetite Drug Wears Off Fast in Fit Mice

But its effects last longer in obese rodents

2/22/2002
Kids' Obesity Tied to Mom's Feeding Approach

Study: Ordering child to eat everything on plate may backfire

2/19/2002
Super-Size Portion Causing U.S. Distortion

Study links large servings of food to obesity epidemic in America

2/4/2002
Burgers and Fries Raise Diabetes Risk

Study finds it so, independent of other risk factors

2/4/2002
Weight Loss Alone May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Lowers levels of dangerous inflammatory molecule

2/4/2002
Baby Fat Predicts Childhood Obesity

Too much weight gain in early infancy may spell trouble in childhood

1/31/2002
I'm Gonna Wash That Fat Right Out of My Beef

How to lower beef's fat, cholesterol

1/11/2002
Houston, You've Got a Problem

Tops magazine's list of fattest cities for 2d straight year

1/4/2002
Smoking Moms Raise Diabetes Risk for Kids

Habit may alter fetal metabolism for life

1/2/2002
Fat-Making Gene Found

Could become target for obesity treatments, says expert

12/17/2001
Obesity Molecule May Be Heart Risk Factor

Scottish study says high leptin levels increase risk of heart disease

12/13/2001
America's Too Fat, Say Health Czars

Oust junk food from schools, exercise and more

12/12/2001
American Kids Have a Huge Problem

Officials worry about alarming rise in obesity incidence

12/10/2001
Eating Too Much During the Holidays

Do you have the hunger to tame your appetite?

12/7/2001
Thin Kids More at Risk If They Become Fat Adults

Study: Fewer problems for fat grownups who were fat kids