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Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens October 26, 2016

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

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

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

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

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

Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study October 17, 2016

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

More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer October 14, 2016

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

High-Protein Diets May Not Help Fend Off Diabetes: Study October 11, 2016

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

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

After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study October 07, 2016

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

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

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

'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim September 30, 2016

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

Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity September 29, 2016

Here's what it may cause

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise September 26, 2016

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

Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds September 21, 2016

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

'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report September 21, 2016

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

Severe Obesity and Heart Failure September 16, 2016

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

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied September 16, 2016

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

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

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

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

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

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms September 09, 2016

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

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk September 08, 2016

But, study found overall odds remain quite low

A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk September 07, 2016

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

Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer? September 07, 2016

Study suggests they do, giving insights into potential new treatments

Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood September 06, 2016

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term August 31, 2016

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

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth August 31, 2016

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

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

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

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight August 22, 2016

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

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

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

Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight August 16, 2016

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

Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds August 12, 2016

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

Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too August 10, 2016

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

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue August 08, 2016

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

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant August 05, 2016

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

Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago August 03, 2016

Growing wider but not taller, research shows

Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study August 01, 2016

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

Order Lunch Early, Lose Weight Later? August 01, 2016

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study July 29, 2016

Increased risk for fractures remained after procedure

Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk July 28, 2016

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

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy July 27, 2016

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

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal July 22, 2016

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

New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger July 20, 2016

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

Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts July 19, 2016

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

College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds July 19, 2016

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

Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride July 18, 2016

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

Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report July 15, 2016

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

Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study July 15, 2016

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

Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack July 14, 2016

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

Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes July 14, 2016

Rising rates of prediabetes detected in slimmer Americans, study finds

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later? July 14, 2016

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

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study July 14, 2016

Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth