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

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

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

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

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

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

Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later? March 18, 2016

Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit March 17, 2016

Middle-aged folks who had an 'active' commute weighed less than their driving peers

School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home March 17, 2016

Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women March 16, 2016

Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

School-Based 'Overweight Warnings' May Not Keep Girls Slim March 14, 2016

NYC study found no effect for students at or near the cutoff for being overweight

Obese Women on Birth Control Pills May Face Higher Risk of Rare Stroke March 14, 2016

But, overall risk is still low, experts say

If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study March 11, 2016

But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

Half of Americans' Calories Come From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods March 10, 2016

They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers add

Short Men, Heavy Women at Lifelong Disadvantage? March 09, 2016

Genetics of height and weight may shrink earnings, study contends, but other experts skeptical of the findings

Body Fat May Be Bigger Health Danger Than Body Size March 07, 2016

Study finds fat levels a better indicator of early death than commonly used BMI measure

Consistent Self-Weighing Might Give Your Diet a Boost March 04, 2016

Study suggests routinely checking weight enhanced dieters' confidence to resist food temptations

Small Weight Loss Yields Large Rewards, Study Finds February 22, 2016

5 percent reduction benefited health of obese adults

Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study February 19, 2016

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

How to Keep Your New Year's Exercise Mojo All Year Long February 15, 2016

Set realistic goals, be consistent and understand you're in it for the long haul, expert says

Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids February 15, 2016

Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper February 15, 2016

But, at least one expert isn't sure about long-term success of procedure

Reliable Weight-Loss Programs May Be Hard to Find: Study February 12, 2016

Most sampled from one geographic area didn't meet 5 key standards, researchers say

Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests February 11, 2016

Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study February 10, 2016

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds February 07, 2016

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say February 05, 2016

Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends February 04, 2016

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study February 01, 2016

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part? January 29, 2016

Spouses should be consulted before obesity surgery, researchers suggest

Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll January 29, 2016

Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers say

Eating Certain Fruits, Veggies May Help a Bit With Weight Control January 28, 2016

Study found those who ate apples, pears, berries, peppers had better weight management in long run

Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study January 21, 2016

Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

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