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Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds October 02, 2015

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints October 01, 2015

Being overweight can cause these problems

Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds September 28, 2015

Added sugars raise risk of heart troubles, stroke, experts say

With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study September 25, 2015

People with higher body mass can have more removed safely, researchers claim

Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity September 25, 2015

Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

Forget Three Square Meals -- Americans Eat All Day Long September 24, 2015

Tracking real-world eating patterns, researchers find that people consume food anytime they're awake

Potatoes, Tomatoes Make Up Bulk of Americans' Veggie Intake September 24, 2015

Too little variety may mean too few nutrients for millions, USDA report warns

Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim September 23, 2015

Study of 14 European countries examines relationship between genes, height and weight

Fruits, Veggies May Be Key to Keeping Unwanted Weight Off September 22, 2015

Only caveat: avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, study finds

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart? September 22, 2015

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States September 21, 2015

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report

Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study September 18, 2015

Health costs decline if obese patients with type 2 get procedure soon after diagnosis, experts say

New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens September 17, 2015

Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation

Excess Weight Linked to Brain Cancer Risk in Study September 16, 2015

And physical activity associated with lower odds of meningioma, though these tumors are considered rare

Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms September 14, 2015

Researchers recommend curbs on size, availability of fattening foods

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 14, 2015

Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

Diet Sodas May Not Help You Lose Weight, Study Contends September 11, 2015

People who drank low-calorie soft drinks tended to eat more foods high in sugar, salt and fat

Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels September 10, 2015

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

Very High-Calorie Diets Show How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes September 09, 2015

In study, men consumed 6,000 calories daily for a week, with unhealthy results showing up within days

Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy September 08, 2015

In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or High Risk of Getting It: Report September 08, 2015

And many don't know they're flirting with the potentially fatal disease, researchers say

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes September 04, 2015

Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found

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

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

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

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