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Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity July 01, 2016

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

Uncle Sam Wants You ... Slimmer June 30, 2016

Obesity affects 1 in 5 military members, study finds

Health Tip: Identifying Problem Eating June 17, 2016

Unhealthy habits can trigger weight gain

Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later June 16, 2016

Study found risk increased as weight went up

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans June 15, 2016

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device June 14, 2016

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work? June 14, 2016

Side effects are one consideration, study says

Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits June 13, 2016

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight June 08, 2016

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC June 07, 2016

Though a major health concern, little has changed, expert says

Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues? June 07, 2016

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study June 06, 2016

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival June 03, 2016

Overall death risk dropped 57 percent, study says

Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery June 01, 2016

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity June 01, 2016

But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults May 25, 2016

Too few warn patients of their risk for kidney disease, study says

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade May 25, 2016

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes May 24, 2016

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity May 24, 2016

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods May 24, 2016

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool May 24, 2016

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most May 23, 2016

Researchers propose regulating number of unhealthy food outlets

Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity May 23, 2016

Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival May 19, 2016

Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

Does Fat-Storing Hormone Cause Obesity? May 11, 2016

Researchers evaluate role of neurotensin in weight gain

Obesity May <i>Not</i> Take Years Off Your Life: Study May 10, 2016

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study May 09, 2016

Elevated blood sugar may also 'imprint' baby for extra pounds

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants May 09, 2016

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada May 09, 2016

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys May 05, 2016

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

Stay Lean, Live Longer May 05, 2016

Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

Why Humans Have Bigger Brains May 04, 2016

Body fat, metabolism give people an evolutionary edge over other primates, study finds

Why Labradors Often Get Fat May 03, 2016

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes April 27, 2016

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study April 26, 2016

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk April 21, 2016

Excess weight also seems to boost chances of disease, and risk increases as three factors increase, researchers report

Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms April 18, 2016

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age April 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk April 09, 2016

Link was less pronounced in men, research finds

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast April 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

Diabetes Cases Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980: Report April 06, 2016

Major increases seen in China, India; obesity is likely the main culprit, researcher says

Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool April 04, 2016

In preliminary study, 'bariatric artery embolization' shows some promise

Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than Weight April 04, 2016

Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

Obese People Trying to Shed Pounds Often Go Up and Down April 01, 2016

But those who lose more weight are better at keeping it off over time, researchers say

Infant's BMI May Predict Early Childhood Obesity, Study Says April 01, 2016

Pediatricians should assess body mass index beginning at 6 months, researchers advise

More of World's People Are Now Obese Than Underweight April 01, 2016

However, study finds many people in parts of Asia and Africa still weigh too little

Beans, Chickpeas May Help With Weight Loss: Study March 30, 2016

'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings, new analysis shows

Breakfast in School Classrooms Expands Participation, Not Waistlines March 30, 2016

Despite critics' fears, serving breakfast at kids' desks has not increased obesity rates, study finds

Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids March 25, 2016

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans: Study March 24, 2016

Doctors, patients need to work together to prevent cardiac disease, experts say

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