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Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth August 28, 2015

High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends August 27, 2015

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins August 25, 2015

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat August 24, 2015

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done August 21, 2015

Through surgery or lifestyle changes, shedding pounds improves nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, study finds

Doctor's Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows August 21, 2015

Researcher suggests including physicians in commercial programs

Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen August 19, 2015

Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk August 19, 2015

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet for Trimming Body Fat: Study August 14, 2015

But best weight-loss plan is one you can stick with long-term, researcher says

Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds August 14, 2015

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret August 11, 2015

Researchers find that gastric bypass procedure increases energy needed to digest food

Exercise Boosts Obese Kids' Heart Health August 10, 2015

Review finds fitness levels, blood vessel function improved quickly, even if no weight was lost

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health August 05, 2015

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests August 05, 2015

Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures, experts say

Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks August 05, 2015

Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work? July 29, 2015

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity July 29, 2015

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness

FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss July 29, 2015

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors July 28, 2015

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later July 22, 2015

Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

Time Spent Sitting May Not Affect Diet, Study Suggests July 17, 2015

But that's still no reason to avoid exercise, researchers and experts say

Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows July 17, 2015

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight: Study July 16, 2015

Though odds of losing 5 percent of body weight were better, three-quarters gained it back in five years

Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women July 16, 2015

Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study July 13, 2015

Fish binge-eat in response to harsh environment, yet remain healthy

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC July 09, 2015

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem July 09, 2015

Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain July 07, 2015

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug July 01, 2015

Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment July 01, 2015

After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic July 01, 2015

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control July 01, 2015

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People June 26, 2015

Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study June 26, 2015

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk June 24, 2015

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar June 23, 2015

Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says

Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight? June 23, 2015

One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Now Overweight or Obese: Study June 22, 2015

Only 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women at a healthy weight, researchers say

Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track June 19, 2015

Approach works especially well for men, study says

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds June 17, 2015

If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer June 11, 2015

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families June 09, 2015

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies June 02, 2015

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

Health Tip: Factors That May Lead to Weight Gain June 02, 2015

They include access to unhealthy foods

Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis May 29, 2015

Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say

Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain May 28, 2015

Study finds obesity much more likely in 20s, 30s

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study May 28, 2015

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat? May 27, 2015

Constant exposure to traffic, trains and planes may add inches to your waist, researchers report

More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk May 27, 2015

Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say

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