Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/3/2001
Waist Not, Want Not

Obese are at major risk for heart disease

11/21/2001
Gaining Time

Over time, weight takes an upward drift, says study

11/20/2001
Irregularities in Women's Period Linked to Diabetes

Long cycle can double chance of sugar problems

10/29/2001
Obese Kids Show Signs of Artery Damage

French study finds indications of cardiovascular problems in severely overweight children and adolescents.

10/23/2001
Chubby in Three Languages Spells Trouble for World's Kids

Study shows children in Russia, China following U.S. lead

10/11/2001
Mom's Depression Linked to Kid's Inactivity

Overweight, depressed moms mean more TV, less exercise for their kids, says study

9/21/2001
Appetite Hormone Doesn't Aid Weight Loss

Leptin curbs desire to eat, but men don't shed pounds in new study

9/19/2001
Diet Drug Works Even If Not Taken Daily

Pounds shed even when Meridia is taken intermittently

9/12/2001
How To Cut Your Type II Diabetes Risk 90%

Good balance of exercise, weight and diet can do it

9/11/2001
Obesity, Diabetes on the Rise

Preventive measures ignored, says study

9/10/2001
Exercise Can Overcome a Tendency to be Fat

Genes don't have to mean a lifetime of obesity

8/31/2001
Fat of the Land Leads to Diabetes

Getting obese younger means earlier disease onset, says study

8/21/2001
Exercise Cuts Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Fat People

Obesity tied to disease, but walking can halve danger

8/21/2001
Women Biggest Buyers of Diet Aids

Overall, study says 17.2 million take weight-loss products

8/13/2001
Blame Sire for Kid's Spare Tire

Dad's gene may lead to obese child, says study

8/11/2001
Helping Overweight Kids Shape Up

Fitness-nutrition program cuts weight gain by half

8/3/2001
Fast Food Just Got Faster

McDonald's tests cashless, drive-through service

8/1/2001
Expanding Waistline Hurts Your Heart

More fat means earlier attacks, study says

7/11/2001
FDA Approval of Obesity Belt Faulted

Study and surgeons say Lap-Band not all it's cracked up to be

7/8/2001
A Summer Jump from Fat to Fit

Use school break to improve your kids' eating and fitness habits

6/26/2001
Variety, the Bloat of Life

Eating assorted foods can fuel obesity

6/12/2001
Rough Buffet

Variety may be vice of dieter's life, says study

6/8/2001
Surgically Implanted Obesity Belt Approved

FDA gives nod to adjustable device that helps shed critical weight

6/8/2001
Fat's Not Where It's At

Obesity worse than smoking and drinking

6/8/2001
Waisting Time

Sedentary jobs and shift work lead to obesity

6/7/2001
Obesity Becomes the Heavyweight

It now tops health-risk list, even outranks smoking, survey says

5/25/2001
Girls' Asthma Risk Tied to Weight Gain

Key is in grade school; may be hormonal

5/15/2001
He Ain't Heavy; He's My (Breast-fed) Baby

Mother's milk may prevent obesity

5/15/2001
Food Pyramid Doesn't Shape Up

Government's guidelines could promote obesity, nutritionists say

5/9/2001
Stroke Risk Is Heavy Burden

Fat men are more likely to be hit

5/8/2001
TV or Not TV? Try This One at Home

When channeled to exercise, kids watch less

5/7/2001
Parents Urged To Skimp on Fruit Juice

Pediatricians say kids drink too much