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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

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

Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

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

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

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

Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings June 09, 2015

Medications called GLP-1 receptors appear to change brain's response to food, researchers say

Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier June 08, 2015

Study found insomniacs who didn't eat after 10 p.m. were more alert

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies June 03, 2015

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

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

They include access to unhealthy foods

Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds June 01, 2015

Increases reported for both types of procedures

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

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

Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight May 25, 2015

Promote healthier eating and activity

Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics May 22, 2015

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites May 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors May 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Moving to a Poorer Neighborhood Might Be Bad for Your Waistline May 08, 2015

Study finds where you live could make a difference in how much you weigh

Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds May 08, 2015

U.K. study found a switch away from cars helped folks with 30-minute commutes drop 15 lbs in 2 years

Higher Altitude May Lead to Lower Weight, Study Contends May 08, 2015

Living at least 1,500 feet above sea level tied to reduced risk of being to heavy

3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating May 06, 2015

Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests

Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight April 30, 2015

Low self-esteem is also linked to obesity, study finds

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk? April 30, 2015

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids April 28, 2015

Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice April 28, 2015

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age April 24, 2015

Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

Health Tip: Manage Weight-Loss Goals April 22, 2015

Adjust targets as needed

Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly April 16, 2015

First, remove shoes and heavy clothing

Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking April 13, 2015

Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia? April 10, 2015

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss April 03, 2015

Study finds such counsel seems to helps people maintain, even lose weight

Easter Doesn't Have to Be a Diet Disaster April 03, 2015

Heart group offers tips for a healthier holiday

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups March 27, 2015

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids March 18, 2015

Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men? March 06, 2015

In small study, oxytocin tied to reduced food intake

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery March 05, 2015

Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others February 25, 2015

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Eating More Fiber Helped People Lose Weight, Researchers Report February 16, 2015

Trial comparing simple dietary change to more complicated regimen found similar health benefits

Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss February 05, 2015

But study finds so-called 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications

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

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

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

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

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

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk January 13, 2015

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk January 08, 2015

Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure

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

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

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

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

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

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain? December 11, 2014

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

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

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

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