April 15, 2014: Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

April 15, 2014: Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden
Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels

April 15, 2014: Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

April 14, 2014: Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

April 09, 2014: Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study
Findings suggest new way to prompt body to burn extra energy

April 09, 2014: Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

April 07, 2014: More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says
Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems

April 07, 2014: Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study
Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

April 07, 2014: Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

April 03, 2014: How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says
Researchers focus on saliva-related gene

April 02, 2014: The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim
Study found people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day

April 02, 2014: Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
Eat right and get plenty of exercise

April 01, 2014: Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

March 31, 2014: More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study

March 28, 2014: Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study
Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

March 28, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

March 28, 2014: Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says
Death risk nearly doubled for excessively thin people

March 27, 2014: Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health
Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

March 27, 2014: 'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals
Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds

March 25, 2014: Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

March 25, 2014: Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More
Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

March 20, 2014: Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

March 19, 2014: Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids
Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

March 19, 2014: Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study
This 'biology driver' is minor in some people, powerful in others, expert says

March 18, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain
Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

March 18, 2014: Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery
But people who add pounds after getting new hip or knee have more pain, study finds

March 17, 2014: TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

March 17, 2014: ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids
Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

March 14, 2014: Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study
Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

March 13, 2014: Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

March 12, 2014: Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene
Finding could also help efforts to find ways to treat diabetes

March 11, 2014: Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests
Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

March 11, 2014: Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report
Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

March 06, 2014: Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

March 06, 2014: Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens
Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

March 06, 2014: Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

March 05, 2014: Obesity Rates Triple in Canada
More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

March 04, 2014: Casinos Linked to Lower Obesity Rates for Native American Kids
Gaming operations associated with higher family incomes, which means better food, more exercise, study says

March 03, 2014: TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

February 28, 2014: Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity
However, study also found similar effect with cost of fast food

February 28, 2014: 'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

February 27, 2014: Obesity, 'The Pill' May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests
Early studies hint that certain hormones might be tied to inflammation, increased odds for multiple sclerosis

February 27, 2014: FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

February 26, 2014: C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study
But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

February 25, 2014: Feeding Cats Smaller, More Frequent Meals Might Make Them Friskier
Changing dietary patterns to increase activity could help curb feline obesity, researchers say

February 25, 2014: U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

February 25, 2014: Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks
Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

February 20, 2014: Gut Bacteria Tied to Obesity May Vary With Geography
Study of people from five continents found higher microbe levels in those living in colder northern regions

February 20, 2014: 'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men
More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased

February 20, 2014: A Little Weight Loss May Ease Sleep Apnea
Finnish study of obese people found the breathing condition improved over four-year period