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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

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

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

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

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

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