April 24, 2014: Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds
Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

April 23, 2014: For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say

April 22, 2014: Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss
Study gave Diamox, along with weight-loss plan, to patients with a different eye disease

April 17, 2014: Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

April 16, 2014: Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

April 15, 2014: Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

April 15, 2014: Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden
Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels

April 15, 2014: Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

April 14, 2014: Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

April 09, 2014: Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study
Findings suggest new way to prompt body to burn extra energy

April 09, 2014: Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

April 07, 2014: More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says
Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems

April 07, 2014: Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study
Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

April 07, 2014: Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

April 03, 2014: How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says
Researchers focus on saliva-related gene

April 02, 2014: The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim
Study found people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day

April 02, 2014: Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
Eat right and get plenty of exercise

April 01, 2014: Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

March 31, 2014: More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study

March 28, 2014: Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study
Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

March 28, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

March 28, 2014: Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says
Death risk nearly doubled for excessively thin people

March 27, 2014: Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health
Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

March 27, 2014: 'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals
Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds

March 25, 2014: Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

March 25, 2014: Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More
Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

March 20, 2014: Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

March 19, 2014: Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids
Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

March 19, 2014: Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study
This 'biology driver' is minor in some people, powerful in others, expert says

March 18, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain
Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

March 18, 2014: Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery
But people who add pounds after getting new hip or knee have more pain, study finds

March 17, 2014: TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

March 17, 2014: ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids
Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

March 14, 2014: Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study
Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

March 13, 2014: Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

March 12, 2014: Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene
Finding could also help efforts to find ways to treat diabetes

March 11, 2014: Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests
Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

March 11, 2014: Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report
Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

March 06, 2014: Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

March 06, 2014: Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens
Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

March 06, 2014: Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

March 05, 2014: Obesity Rates Triple in Canada
More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

March 04, 2014: Casinos Linked to Lower Obesity Rates for Native American Kids
Gaming operations associated with higher family incomes, which means better food, more exercise, study says

March 03, 2014: TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

February 28, 2014: Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity
However, study also found similar effect with cost of fast food

February 28, 2014: 'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

February 27, 2014: Obesity, 'The Pill' May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests
Early studies hint that certain hormones might be tied to inflammation, increased odds for multiple sclerosis

February 27, 2014: FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

February 26, 2014: C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study
But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

February 25, 2014: Feeding Cats Smaller, More Frequent Meals Might Make Them Friskier
Changing dietary patterns to increase activity could help curb feline obesity, researchers say