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Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight August 26, 2016

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say August 24, 2016

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue August 08, 2016

Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

Body Acceptance Rises for Women August 05, 2016

But study finds men a bit concerned about their muscle size

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk August 05, 2016

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant August 05, 2016

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago August 03, 2016

Growing wider but not taller, research shows

Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study August 01, 2016

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes July 14, 2016

Rising rates of prediabetes detected in slimmer Americans, study finds

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study July 14, 2016

Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth

Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults July 13, 2016

To curb diabetes, researchers urge serious weight-loss efforts

Drink Water, Stay Slimmer? July 12, 2016

Well-hydrated adults weigh less, study finds

Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized July 08, 2016

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity July 01, 2016

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later June 16, 2016

Study found risk increased as weight went up

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device June 14, 2016

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

3 Popular Diet Plans May Help Ease Type 2 Diabetes, Too June 10, 2016

They seemed to help, but researchers say more information needed

Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight June 08, 2016

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

Healthy Fats in Mediterranean Diet Won't Boost Weight June 07, 2016

Vegetable oils, nuts can be a part of a healthful diet, experts say

Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal June 03, 2016

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival June 03, 2016

Overall death risk dropped 57 percent, study says

Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery June 01, 2016

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity June 01, 2016

But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive June 01, 2016

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade May 25, 2016

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes May 24, 2016

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool May 24, 2016

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods May 24, 2016

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

Obesity May <i>Not</i> Take Years Off Your Life: Study May 10, 2016

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada May 09, 2016

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

Why Labradors Often Get Fat May 03, 2016

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting May 02, 2016

Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too

If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored April 29, 2016

Dull times lead to unhealthy choices, including chips, sweets and fast food, studies find

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes April 27, 2016

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size April 27, 2016

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study April 26, 2016

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire April 21, 2016

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet? April 13, 2016

Research shows a workout dulls the appetite, at least temporarily

Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk April 09, 2016

Link was less pronounced in men, research finds

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast April 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

The Health Risks Posed by Mindless Munching April 06, 2016

Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run April 04, 2016

After 5 years, more patients in surgery group had lower blood sugar than in medication-only group

Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool April 04, 2016

In preliminary study, 'bariatric artery embolization' shows some promise

'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines April 04, 2016

Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

Obese People Trying to Shed Pounds Often Go Up and Down April 01, 2016

But those who lose more weight are better at keeping it off over time, researchers say

More of World's People Are Now Obese Than Underweight April 01, 2016

However, study finds many people in parts of Asia and Africa still weigh too little

Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study March 22, 2016

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

Many Men Have Body Image Issues, Too March 18, 2016

Study finds appearance, weight, muscle tone often affect how guys feel about themselves

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