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'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study September 11, 2014

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study September 10, 2014

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds September 04, 2014

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study September 02, 2014

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study September 02, 2014

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline? September 02, 2014

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries September 01, 2014

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 August 28, 2014

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home August 20, 2014

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia August 06, 2014

Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar July 14, 2014

Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds July 10, 2014

Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds July 09, 2014

Severe obesity most common among young adults, setting them up for health problems later in life

Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers July 08, 2014

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study July 08, 2014

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD July 07, 2014

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss, Study Finds June 25, 2014

If you don't reduce your calorie intake, you won't slim down, researcher warns

FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks June 20, 2014

Some contain undeclared ingredients that can harm people with high blood pressure, other ailments, agency says

FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese June 18, 2014

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

'Walkable' Neighborhoods May Help Cut Diabetes Rates June 17, 2014

Residents of areas that encourage walking also have lower obesity rates, Canadian research shows

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese? June 13, 2014

Study found it might cut chances to levels of normal-weight people, but experts view finding with caution

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On June 12, 2014

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term June 10, 2014

New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients

Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests June 05, 2014

There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study June 05, 2014

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss May 29, 2014

Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much

U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report May 28, 2014

Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds May 23, 2014

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart May 21, 2014

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder May 08, 2014

So-called 'bariatric' procedures appear to cut risk of atrial fibrillation, researchers report

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth? April 30, 2014

Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk April 29, 2014

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems April 25, 2014

Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients April 24, 2014

Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds April 24, 2014

Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk April 22, 2014

Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study April 17, 2014

Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood April 17, 2014

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds April 15, 2014

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting April 11, 2014

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies? April 10, 2014

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim April 02, 2014

Study found people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds April 02, 2014

But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study March 28, 2014

People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals March 27, 2014

Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds

Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble March 25, 2014

Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women March 20, 2014

Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

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