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Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults October 24, 2014

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight October 24, 2014

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later October 23, 2014

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds October 21, 2014

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says October 20, 2014

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods October 18, 2014

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds October 17, 2014

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles' October 16, 2014

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain October 16, 2014

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds October 16, 2014

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? October 16, 2014

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health October 14, 2014

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests October 13, 2014

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim October 13, 2014

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold October 09, 2014

But researchers say obesity and inflammation may blunt this effect

Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble October 08, 2014

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories October 08, 2014

Many offering new selections that have roughly 12 percent fewer calories, researchers report

The Heavier Your Fellow Diners, the More You May Eat October 06, 2014

When companion was overweight, people ate more food, less healthy food, researchers found

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries October 05, 2014

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression October 03, 2014

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study October 03, 2014

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies October 03, 2014

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight? October 03, 2014

Use body-mass index to help decide

Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers October 01, 2014

Better screening and treatments for obesity top to-do list, experts say

Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea? September 30, 2014

In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors September 30, 2014

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key September 30, 2014

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says September 29, 2014

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life? September 29, 2014

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study September 26, 2014

Bullying may be to blame, but research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese September 26, 2014

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down September 26, 2014

Or he could become obese later

Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes September 25, 2014

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks September 24, 2014

Effort aimed at curbing U.S. obesity epidemic; health experts call it positive step to boost public health

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study September 17, 2014

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report September 17, 2014

16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way September 16, 2014

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone September 12, 2014

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say

Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved September 11, 2014

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study September 11, 2014

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

FDA Approves New Obesity Drug September 11, 2014

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues September 11, 2014

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

Obesity Remains Rampant Across America September 04, 2014

Two new studies present troubling picture overall with state-by-state disparities

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study September 02, 2014

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure September 02, 2014

Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study September 02, 2014

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

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