Obesity Health News

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12/26/2016
Wiser, But Fatter, by Graduation

Study finds 10-pound weight gain is about average for college students

12/19/2016
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

12/19/2016
Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity

Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests

12/14/2016
Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

12/13/2016
Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

12/1/2016
Standing or 'Easy' Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Study counters notion that vigorous exercise is key to battling the illness

11/29/2016
Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating

11/28/2016
3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure

Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

11/21/2016
TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study

This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

11/14/2016
Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?

Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

11/14/2016
DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

11/4/2016
Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

11/4/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study

Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure

11/3/2016
Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism

But, study didn't show overall changes in fat burning or calories used

11/2/2016
Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

11/1/2016
11/1/2016
Stressed-Out Mate Bad for Your Weight

Spouse's chronic stress takes a toll on partner's health, study suggests

10/31/2016
When Soda Makers Fund Studies, Links to Obesity Weaken

Biased research muddies the health harms of sugary drinks, researchers contend

10/31/2016
Pedal Your Way to Heart Health

Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

10/28/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

10/26/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

10/19/2016
Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

10/17/2016
Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/14/2016
More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer

And type 2 diabetes more than doubles the odds, researchers say

10/11/2016
High-Protein Diets May Not Help Fend Off Diabetes: Study

These regimens didn't reverse drops in 'insulin sensitivity,' a forerunner of the disease

10/10/2016
Daycare and Obesity Risk

Are children in daycare at increased risk of obesity?

10/10/2016
Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids

After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

10/7/2016
Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study

Researchers want chains to stop including the beverages with meal deals to reduce calorie intake

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