Obesity Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

9/30/2016
'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

9/29/2016
9/26/2016
9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

9/21/2016
Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds

Findings from Germany, Japan and the United States suggest festive seasons spur overeating

9/21/2016
'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report

Lifestyle, environment likely play bigger roles when dropping pounds, researchers say

9/16/2016
Severe Obesity and Heart Failure

Study sees link even without other conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart

Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

9/9/2016
Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms

Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

9/8/2016
9/7/2016
A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk

Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

9/7/2016
Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?

Study suggests they do, giving insights into potential new treatments

9/6/2016
Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

8/31/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term

10-year follow-up study finds many who had gastric bypass kept weight off

8/31/2016
3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

8/24/2016
Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

8/22/2016
Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

8/22/2016
To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

8/17/2016
Duration of Obesity linked to cancer

Study looks at the duration of obesity and the link to cancer in US women

8/16/2016
Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight

Study found odds for 4 types rose 10 percent for every decade of obesity

8/12/2016
Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds

Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

8/11/2016
Obesity and Brain Aging

Being overweight linked to reduction in brain volume in middle age, according to new study.

8/10/2016
Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

8/10/2016
Obesity and Lifespan

Being obese increases risk of premature death, especially for men, new study finds.

8/8/2016
Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue

Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

8/5/2016
Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

8/3/2016
Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago

Growing wider but not taller, research shows

8/1/2016
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

8/1/2016
Order Lunch Early, Lose Weight Later?

Study found those who picked their meal an hour or more before eating it chose lower-calorie fare

7/29/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study

Increased risk for fractures remained after procedure

7/28/2016
Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

A third of cases would vanish if people stayed trim and didn't drink, cancer experts say

7/27/2016
Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

7/22/2016
Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

7/20/2016
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

7/19/2016
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

7/19/2016
College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

These athletes will need help adopting healthy lifestyles after their careers end, researcher says

7/18/2016
Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

Procedure led to better walking, eased pain and improved heart rate, study shows

7/15/2016
Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report

But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

7/15/2016
Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study

Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

7/14/2016
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

7/14/2016
Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes

Rising rates of prediabetes detected in slimmer Americans, study finds

7/14/2016
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

7/14/2016
Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth

7/14/2016
Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

7/13/2016
Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults

To curb diabetes, researchers urge serious weight-loss efforts

7/12/2016
Drink Water, Stay Slimmer?

Well-hydrated adults weigh less, study finds

7/12/2016
Health Tip: Measure Your Waist Circumference

And know the risks of excess belly fat

7/8/2016
Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids