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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

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks January 03, 2017

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

Mouse Study Hints at Why Obese People Struggle to Exercise December 29, 2016

Research suggests dopamine levels, not willpower, may be to blame

Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds December 28, 2016

It's not commonly known that factors such as obesity, laptop use on lap can affect sperm counts

Wiser, But Fatter, by Graduation December 26, 2016

Study finds 10-pound weight gain is about average for college students

Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting December 19, 2016

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity December 19, 2016

Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests

Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens December 14, 2016

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC December 13, 2016

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

Standing or 'Easy' Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar December 01, 2016

Study counters notion that vigorous exercise is key to battling the illness

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds November 29, 2016

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating

3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure November 28, 2016

Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study November 21, 2016

This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity? November 14, 2016

Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease November 14, 2016

Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight November 04, 2016

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study November 04, 2016

Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism November 03, 2016

But, study didn't show overall changes in fat burning or calories used

Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids November 02, 2016

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

Kids 6 and Older Should Be Screened for Obesity, Task Force Reaffirms November 01, 2016

Guideline fine-tunes 2010 recommendation

Stressed-Out Mate Bad for Your Weight November 01, 2016

Spouse's chronic stress takes a toll on partner's health, study suggests

When Soda Makers Fund Studies, Links to Obesity Weaken October 31, 2016

Biased research muddies the health harms of sugary drinks, researchers contend

Pedal Your Way to Heart Health October 31, 2016

Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications October 28, 2016

Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

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

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied September 16, 2016

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

Severe Obesity and Heart Failure September 16, 2016

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

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

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