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'Fat But Fit' a Myth? August 14, 2017

Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer August 11, 2017

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study August 10, 2017

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

Health Tip: Childhood Obesity Can Trigger Adult Problems August 09, 2017

Here's how you can help prevent them

Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy? August 04, 2017

Adults who logged only 6 hours a night had wider waists, study found

Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm August 03, 2017

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study August 01, 2017

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes August 01, 2017

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier July 26, 2017

Best results seen for those with pre-op BMI of less than 40, study says

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood July 24, 2017

Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study July 24, 2017

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

Here's Why a Soda With That Burger Is Especially Fattening July 21, 2017

High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds

Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study July 20, 2017

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure July 19, 2017

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health July 18, 2017

Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

Big Baby, Heavier Kid? July 17, 2017

Study suggests these infants could benefit from early interventions to avoid obesity in childhood

Are Big Men More Prone to Aggressive Prostate Cancer? July 13, 2017

Study found taller, heavier males were more likely to get it, die from it

Walking Rates Are Key to a Country's Obesity Levels July 12, 2017

As steps declined, national waistlines expanded, global study shows

Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go July 06, 2017

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke June 28, 2017

But kids who lose weight by age 20 can cut their chances, study suggests

Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity June 28, 2017

Harvard study finds small successes in two Massachusetts-based programs

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

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