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Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar November 20, 2014

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults November 20, 2014

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests November 18, 2014

Finding means fewer calories burned, and may explain why shift workers tend to gain weight, researcher says

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice November 18, 2014

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development November 14, 2014

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Found November 11, 2014

No eating plan stood out in terms of lasting weight loss, researchers noted

Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows November 10, 2014

Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss November 07, 2014

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria November 06, 2014

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds November 06, 2014

New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be November 04, 2014

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics October 31, 2014

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries October 30, 2014

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study October 27, 2014

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults October 24, 2014

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight October 24, 2014

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later October 23, 2014

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds October 21, 2014

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says October 20, 2014

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods October 18, 2014

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds October 17, 2014

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles' October 16, 2014

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain October 16, 2014

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds October 16, 2014

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? October 16, 2014

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health October 14, 2014

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests October 13, 2014

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim October 13, 2014

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold October 09, 2014

But researchers say obesity and inflammation may blunt this effect

Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble October 08, 2014

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories October 08, 2014

Many offering new selections that have roughly 12 percent fewer calories, researchers report

The Heavier Your Fellow Diners, the More You May Eat October 06, 2014

When companion was overweight, people ate more food, less healthy food, researchers found

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries October 05, 2014

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression October 03, 2014

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study October 03, 2014

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies October 03, 2014

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight? October 03, 2014

Use body-mass index to help decide

Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers October 01, 2014

Better screening and treatments for obesity top to-do list, experts say

Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea? September 30, 2014

In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors September 30, 2014

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key September 30, 2014

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says September 29, 2014

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life? September 29, 2014

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study September 26, 2014

Bullying may be to blame, but research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese September 26, 2014

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down September 26, 2014

Or he could become obese later

Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes September 25, 2014

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks September 24, 2014

Effort aimed at curbing U.S. obesity epidemic; health experts call it positive step to boost public health

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