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Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. TeensFebruary 09, 2016

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study FindsFebruary 07, 2016

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts SayFebruary 05, 2016

Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in HumansFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers find alterations in gut microbes at different times of year

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study ContendsFebruary 04, 2016

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight BabiesFebruary 03, 2016

But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?February 01, 2016

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in KidsJanuary 29, 2016

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer SurgeryJanuary 26, 2016

Study found the very thin or very obese had the highest odds for complications

Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: ReportJanuary 26, 2016

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn DeathJanuary 22, 2016

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in KidsJanuary 21, 2016

One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: StudyJanuary 21, 2016

Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

Most U.S. Restaurant Meals Exceed Recommended Calories: StudyJanuary 20, 2016

American, Chinese and Italian meals average around 1,500 calories, researchers say

Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?January 14, 2016

Lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat

Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda AisleJanuary 14, 2016

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health DisordersJanuary 12, 2016

But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than RaceJanuary 12, 2016

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

Scientists Identify Sugar-Busting Enzyme in RatsJanuary 11, 2016

But whether it might have effect on human obesity or diabetes isn't yet known

Gradual Decline in Soda's Sugar Content Might Help Curb ObesityJanuary 07, 2016

Researchers predict significant decrease in type 2 diabetes as well

Mexico's Soda Tax Linked to Reduced ConsumptionJanuary 07, 2016

American Heart Association says measure should improve rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease

Financial Incentives Don't Spur Employee Weight Loss, Study FindsJanuary 06, 2016

Workplace wellness programs must get more creative, researchers say

Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 DiabetesDecember 24, 2015

Small study reports good results after weight-loss surgery

Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature DeathDecember 21, 2015

Study suggests benefits of physical fitness don't overcome risk from obesity

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDCDecember 10, 2015

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: StudyDecember 08, 2015

Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at SchoolDecember 08, 2015

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

How Much Weight Must You Lose Before Others Notice?December 07, 2015

Study finds women must drop about 14 pounds, men 18, before they're found more attractive

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint InjuriesDecember 04, 2015

Study also found obese patients more likely to need surgery, have longer hospital stays

Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?December 03, 2015

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: StudyDecember 03, 2015

Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 DiabetesDecember 01, 2015

Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach ArteryDecember 01, 2015

Experimental procedure tested in 4 morbidly obese patients so far

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study FindsNovember 30, 2015

Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight LossNovember 25, 2015

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?November 24, 2015

Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds

Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' GroupNovember 23, 2015

Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting HarmNovember 20, 2015

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

Foods May Affect Each Person's Blood Sugar Differently, Study SuggestsNovember 19, 2015

Researchers say 'one-size-fits-all' diet doesn't exist

Could Viagra Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Those at Risk?November 18, 2015

Small trial suggests the drug might help, but much more study is needed

Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDCNovember 12, 2015

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart DiseaseNovember 10, 2015

MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal WeightNovember 10, 2015

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study FindsNovember 09, 2015

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study SaysNovember 09, 2015

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers

Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular HeartbeatNovember 09, 2015

Losing weight, keeping it off improves atrial fibrillation, studies suggest

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese TeensNovember 06, 2015

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

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