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Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids January 26, 2015

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say January 23, 2015

Study finds that people ignored nutritional information if they thought yogurt didn't taste good

Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment January 20, 2015

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved January 19, 2015

New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds January 19, 2015

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll January 16, 2015

Costly not only to the patient but society as a whole, experts say

Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk January 15, 2015

Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

When Women Think Men Prefer Bigger Gals, They're Happier With Their Weight January 15, 2015

Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests January 14, 2015

Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death, researchers add

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests January 14, 2015

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity January 14, 2015

It sends electrical signals to nerves near the stomach to make a person feel full

Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity January 14, 2015

Targets nerve between brain and stomach that regulates hunger

For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds January 14, 2015

Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds

Health Tip: Trimming Calories From Your Dinner Plate January 13, 2015

Steam veggies instead of drowning them in butter

Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Study January 12, 2015

Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise and structure

Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Human trials are needed, but study offers clues to potential method of weight control

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go <i>Up</i> After New Year's January 07, 2015

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes January 07, 2015

Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection, study suggests

Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too January 06, 2015

But small study showed increase in heart rate in young, lean volunteers

Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers January 06, 2015

Study supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle

Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds January 06, 2015

Results applied to older men and women, even with other health problems

Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study January 05, 2015

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity' January 05, 2015

Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby December 31, 2014

Researchers say the condition might explain weight problem for limited number of people

Little Change in Fast Food Calorie Counts, Salt Content December 31, 2014

Researchers tracked popular items from 3 major chains from 1996-2013

Health Tip: Why Am I Gaining Weight? December 31, 2014

Factors that influence extra pounds

Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study Suggests December 30, 2014

'Fat gene' may be more active in people born after 1942, researchers say

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors December 16, 2014

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study December 15, 2014

Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain? December 11, 2014

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier? December 10, 2014

Study suggests link between fructose and obesity

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds December 09, 2014

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart December 05, 2014

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity December 05, 2014

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival December 03, 2014

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life? December 03, 2014

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption November 28, 2014

Offer plenty of fruit and veggies

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief November 26, 2014

Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows November 26, 2014

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says November 25, 2014

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds November 24, 2014

Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report November 24, 2014

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar November 20, 2014

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults November 20, 2014

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests November 18, 2014

Finding means fewer calories burned, and may explain why shift workers tend to gain weight, researcher says

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice November 18, 2014

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development November 14, 2014

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

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