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Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health April 28, 2017

Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says

No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene' April 27, 2017

Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span April 24, 2017

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight? April 17, 2017

How to discuss with your doctor

A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines April 12, 2017

Study found risk increased in both obese and underweight people

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track April 10, 2017

Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds

Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure April 10, 2017

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk April 03, 2017

Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy April 03, 2017

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise March 31, 2017

New study suggests a true increase, rather than just overdiagnosis

Is Your TV Making You Fat? March 31, 2017

People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

Health Tip: Help Your Child with Body Image March 29, 2017

Avoid negative language

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success March 24, 2017

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

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

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