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Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects June 15, 2017

But researchers say absolute risk is low

Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome? June 15, 2017

Protect yourself from 'pre-diabetes'

Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study June 13, 2017

Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

Who Looks Obese to You? June 13, 2017

White women are expected to be thin, blacks not so much, study finds

2 Billion Worldwide Are Obese or Overweight June 12, 2017

Study shows it's not only an American problem, but an international health crisis

Even Your Bones Can Get Fat, Mouse Study Suggests June 09, 2017

But running rodents improved their bone quality in just weeks, researchers say

Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price June 07, 2017

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study June 07, 2017

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later June 06, 2017

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report

Obese Women May Have More Intense Hot Flashes May 31, 2017

Body fat might trap heat inside the body, researchers say

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Obesity May 31, 2017

Here's what makes it more likely

Transgender People Report More Health Problems May 30, 2017

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries May 26, 2017

Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm May 25, 2017

They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds

Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers May 24, 2017

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults May 19, 2017

But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood May 19, 2017

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

More Fruits and Veggies Can Slash Obesity Odds May 19, 2017

Researchers encourage a mostly plant-based diet

Drink Water, Fight Fat? May 18, 2017

When you have it in place of beer or sugar-sweetened soda it helps, study finds

This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best May 17, 2017

Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth May 17, 2017

Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

Do You Overeat? Your Brain Wiring May Be Why May 09, 2017

New research might shed light on why women struggle with weight more than men do

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' Spurs Weight Loss, Health Benefits: Study May 08, 2017

But specialist not involved with the research says results are likely short-lived

Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries May 04, 2017

Resveratrol supplements appeared to aid those with the stiffest blood vessels in small study

Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe May 04, 2017

Cheaper access may sabotage worldwide fight against obesity

Can Dropping Some Weight Save Your Knees? May 02, 2017

Loss was tied to less joint degeneration in study, but skeptics remain

More Active Kids Could Save U.S. Billions in Health Costs: Study May 01, 2017

Starting young would pay big dividends as children grow up, researcher says

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health April 28, 2017

Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says

No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene' April 27, 2017

Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span April 24, 2017

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight? April 17, 2017

How to discuss with your doctor

A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines April 12, 2017

Study found risk increased in both obese and underweight people

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track April 10, 2017

Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds

Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure April 10, 2017

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk April 03, 2017

Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy April 03, 2017

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise March 31, 2017

New study suggests a true increase, rather than just overdiagnosis

Is Your TV Making You Fat? March 31, 2017

People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

Health Tip: Help Your Child with Body Image March 29, 2017

Avoid negative language

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success March 24, 2017

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK March 23, 2017

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men March 21, 2017

Fatty deposits in the organ, along with diabetes, can raise the risk, researchers and specialists say

America's Porky Pets Face Health Woes, Too, FDA Says March 16, 2017

More than half of dogs, cats in the Land of Plenty weigh too much

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk March 15, 2017

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach tumors as well

Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids March 15, 2017

Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggests

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