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Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics May 22, 2015

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites May 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up? May 20, 2015

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight May 12, 2015

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight May 11, 2015

Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity? May 11, 2015

Certain treatments linked to later weight gain, study finds

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study May 08, 2015

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Some Lose Weight May 08, 2015

Italian study suggests that daily pill may boost dieting efforts in those already low in the nutrient

Higher Altitude May Lead to Lower Weight, Study Contends May 08, 2015

Living at least 1,500 feet above sea level tied to reduced risk of being to heavy

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery? May 06, 2015

Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC May 06, 2015

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery May 04, 2015

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids May 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight April 30, 2015

Low self-esteem is also linked to obesity, study finds

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk? April 30, 2015

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice April 28, 2015

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age April 24, 2015

Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds April 17, 2015

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says April 16, 2015

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia? April 10, 2015

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study April 08, 2015

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

Health Tip: Should I Worry About My Child's Weight? April 07, 2015

Here's how it can affect health

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds April 06, 2015

However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials

Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss April 03, 2015

Study finds such counsel seems to helps people maintain, even lose weight

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women April 02, 2015

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food March 30, 2015

But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study March 30, 2015

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups March 27, 2015

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It March 26, 2015

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain March 25, 2015

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men March 23, 2015

Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap

Chef's Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds March 23, 2015

Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation

Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows March 20, 2015

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study March 19, 2015

Most eateries in targeted neighborhoods were too small to be affected by zoning law, researcher says

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes March 19, 2015

Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults March 17, 2015

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study March 17, 2015

But it's not clear whether the noncaloric drinks are a direct cause, experts say

Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds March 17, 2015

British researchers stress that losing excess weight lowers the odds again, however

Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat March 16, 2015

Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds March 13, 2015

Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

U.S. Doctors, CDC Join Forces in New Diabetes Prevention Effort March 12, 2015

Getting the millions of Americans at risk for type 2 tested is the first step, experts say

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds March 11, 2015

This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor March 10, 2015

Study found link between mental disorder, unhealthy nutritional choices in this high-risk population

Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens March 06, 2015

Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men? March 06, 2015

In small study, oxytocin tied to reduced food intake

Erratic Sleep May Make Teens Hungrier March 05, 2015

Researcher says findings provide insight into obesity in young people

Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain March 05, 2015

And that sleep shortage may have implications for diabetes, study says

Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows March 05, 2015

Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later March 05, 2015

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

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