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Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK March 23, 2017

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men March 21, 2017

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

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

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

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk March 15, 2017

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach tumors as well

Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids March 15, 2017

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

Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity March 14, 2017

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

Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk March 14, 2017

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

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity March 10, 2017

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

Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity March 10, 2017

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

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People March 09, 2017

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

1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol March 09, 2017

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

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids March 07, 2017

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

Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight? March 07, 2017

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

Do 'Early Birds' Get the Healthier Worm? March 03, 2017

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

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

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

Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers March 01, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight February 23, 2017

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

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

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

A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline February 23, 2017

Study finds chronic anxiety might raise risk of obesity

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes February 15, 2017

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

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

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

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

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

Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease February 14, 2017

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

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

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

Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study February 07, 2017

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

Know Your Heart's Numbers February 07, 2017

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

Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care February 06, 2017

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

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer February 06, 2017

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

Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive February 03, 2017

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

U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas February 02, 2017

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

What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You February 01, 2017

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

The Shame of 'Fat Shaming' January 31, 2017

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

Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks January 31, 2017

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

Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for HIV-Positive Adults January 31, 2017

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

Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications January 27, 2017

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

Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early January 26, 2017

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

Health Tip: Finding Help for an Overweight Child January 26, 2017

Identifying the best program

Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids January 24, 2017

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

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

Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests January 20, 2017

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

Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training? January 20, 2017

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

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery January 13, 2017

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

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC January 12, 2017

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

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

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens January 06, 2017

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

Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds January 05, 2017

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

Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year January 03, 2017

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

Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development? January 03, 2017

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

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