Obesity Health News

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3/21/2017
Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men

Fatty deposits in the organ, along with diabetes, can raise the risk, researchers and specialists say

3/16/2017
America's Porky Pets Face Health Woes, Too, FDA Says

More than half of dogs, cats in the Land of Plenty weigh too much

3/15/2017
Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach tumors as well

3/15/2017
Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids

Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggests

3/14/2017
Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity

Study sees first biological pathway to weight gain not tied to Europeans

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/10/2017
Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity

Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation

3/10/2017
Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity

How much shuteye you get could tip the scale if you're predisposed to gain weight, researchers say

3/9/2017
Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

3/9/2017
1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

But that doesn't mean the excess weight is harmless, researchers say

3/7/2017
Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids

But study authors stress that a cause-and-effect link wasn't proven

3/7/2017
Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

Study finds more are overweight, obese than 2 decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds

3/3/2017
Do 'Early Birds' Get the Healthier Worm?

Late-to-bed types appear to have poorer eating habits, study says

3/1/2017
Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

3/1/2017
Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

2/28/2017
Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers say

2/27/2017
More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure

2/23/2017
Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

While a few extra pounds doesn't up death risk, weight around the middle does, study contends

2/23/2017
A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline

Study finds chronic anxiety might raise risk of obesity

2/23/2017
Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women

CMV associated with increased chances of metabolic syndrome in those of normal weight

2/23/2017
Stress and Obesity

Long-term stress raises the risk of obesity, new study finds.

2/15/2017
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes

After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

2/15/2017
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/14/2017
Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease

Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

2/13/2017
FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

2/7/2017
Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study

Houston-area review found high rates of overweight and obesity, low physical activity

2/7/2017
Know Your Heart's Numbers

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

2/6/2017
Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

2/6/2017
Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

2/3/2017
Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive

His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

2/2/2017
U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas

CDC study finds daily intake of these and other sugary drinks fell to just 20 percent by 2015

2/1/2017
What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You

Too few Americans realize that obesity, alcohol and inactivity boost risk for disease, survey finds

1/31/2017
The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

1/31/2017
Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for HIV-Positive Adults

Longer survival with the virus might make people more vulnerable to chronic conditions, researchers suggest

1/31/2017
Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

1/27/2017
Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

1/26/2017
Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early

Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds

1/26/2017
1/25/2017
Maternal BMI and Childhood Obesity

Does a mother's body mass index during pregnancy increase her child's risk of obesity?

1/24/2017
Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

1/23/2017
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

1/20/2017
Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests

Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

1/20/2017
Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training?

Content of licensing exams suggests doctors may be unprepared to tackle this crisis: study

1/13/2017
Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

1/12/2017
Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

1/11/2017
Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

1/6/2017
Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

1/5/2017
Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds

Quality-of-life boost seen in obese patients who lost significant amounts

1/3/2017
Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say