Weight Loss

Significant weight-loss from surgery decreases risk for cardiovascular disease in women
Sep 16 10

Significant weight loss not only improves daily life of morbidly obese woman but also decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, many people… Significant weight-loss from surgery decreases risk for cardiovascular disease in women   

 

Body weight and glaucoma risk; new ‘map’ for severe myopia
Aug 02 10

This month’s Ophthalmology journal includes surprising research from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on the relation of body weight to the risk for… Body weight and glaucoma risk; new ‘map’ for severe myopia   

 

Public transit systems contribute to weight loss and improved health
Jun 30 10

Increasing the availability of public transit systems is one among a number of modifications to the built environment that offers opportunities for increasing physical… Public transit systems contribute to weight loss and improved health   

 

Weighty problem clogging U.S. health insurance
Apr 26 10

Americans are living large — and health officials say it is costing them their health and savings.

One-third of the American population is obese.… Weighty problem clogging U.S. health insurance   

 

Safe weight gain for heavier moms-to-be depends on level of obesity
Apr 22 10

How much weight obese women should safely gain during pregnancy is often controversial, with current guidelines suggesting a single range of 11 to 20… Safe weight gain for heavier moms-to-be depends on level of obesity   

 

Mom’s Obesity Influences Kid’s Weight
Mar 16 10

Scientists at two ARS-funded nutrition research centers are examining how maternal influences of the unborn child and the developing newborn could increase the risk… Mom’s Obesity Influences Kid’s Weight   

 

Risks of obesity outweigh risks of weight-loss surgery
Feb 01 10

It is a case of choosing a lesser evil in comparison to a bigger evil. Between staying obese and opting for a weight… Risks of obesity outweigh risks of weight-loss surgery   

 

Study Aims to Find Fun, Effective Way to Combat Pediatric Obesity
Nov 15 09

Childhood obesity is on the rise, and with it comes an increased risk for developing health problems such as type 2 diabetes. The best… Study Aims to Find Fun, Effective Way to Combat Pediatric Obesity   

 

Alternate-Day Fasting Shows Promise for Obese Dieters
Nov 04 09

Restricting daily calorie intake is a common plan to help obese and overweight people slim down to healthier weights. But the regime requires a… Alternate-Day Fasting Shows Promise for Obese Dieters   

 

Experts Available for Obesity, Weight Management Interviews
Jul 02 09

Obesity is an escalating problem for all age groups in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more… Experts Available for Obesity, Weight Management Interviews   

 

Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Teens’ Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Diabetes
Jun 12 09

In teenagers, laparoscopic gastric banding surgery for treatment of extreme obesity can significantly improve and even reverse the metabolic syndrome, a new study… Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Teens’ Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Diabetes   

 

Arkansas Health Plan Sees Higher Costs for Unhealthy Behaviors
Apr 14 09

Your insurance company would like you to stop smoking, lose weight and get off the couch — for your health and its financial well-being.

Arkansas Health Plan Sees Higher Costs for Unhealthy Behaviors   
 

Fat infants at risk of being obese toddlers: study
Mar 31 09

Infants who gain too much weight as babies are more likely to grow into obese toddlers, showing the importance of early eating habits,… Fat infants at risk of being obese toddlers: study   

 

Calcium plus vitamin D may help shed body fat
Mar 27 09

Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may help overweight women to lose body fat, but only if their calcium intake from food is… Calcium plus vitamin D may help shed body fat   

 

Sustained exercise seen best for kids’ weight
Mar 19 09

Longer bouts of exercise may be better for maintaining a healthy weight in children than is sporadic activity accumulated throughout the day, a new… Sustained exercise seen best for kids’ weight   

 

Fish oil may prevent Alzheimer’s weight loss
Jan 18 09

Fish oil supplements could help Alzheimer’s patients maintain a healthy weight, a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows.

Fish oil may prevent Alzheimer’s weight loss   
 

Children’s National convenes first childhood obesity symposium
Dec 05 08

On Tuesday, November 25, 2008, the Obesity Institute at Children’s National Medical Center gathered experts from many disciplines to share ideas, failures and successes,… Children’s National convenes first childhood obesity symposium   

 

Plastic surgeons warn of malnutrition in body contouring patients
Nov 14 08

Identifying malnutrition before surgery in massive weight loss patients seeking body contouring will significantly decrease surgical complications, accelerate wound healing, improve scar quality and… Plastic surgeons warn of malnutrition in body contouring patients   

 

Breastfeeding may boost post-baby weight loss
Sep 17 08

New moms may be better able to return to their pre-pregnancy weight by exclusively breastfeeding their infants, according to new research.

“The practice of… Breastfeeding may boost post-baby weight loss   

 

New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
Aug 21 07

Healthy, full-term newborn babies tend to lose weight during the first few days after their birth. A groundbreaking new study published in the latest… New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss   

 

Impact of Exercise on Body Fat Is Different for Boys and Girls
Mar 29 07

The impact of exercise on body fat differs for boys and girls, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports… Impact of Exercise on Body Fat Is Different for Boys and Girls   

 

Overweight 9-year-old girls at heart risk
Jan 08 07

Girls as young as age 9 who are overweight are at heightened risk for serious short-term and long-term health problems that put them at… Overweight 9-year-old girls at heart risk   

 

Weight loss reduces risk for gout
Apr 15 05

Being obese, gaining weight since young adulthood, high blood pressure and taking a diuretic “water pill’ are all linked to an increased… Weight loss reduces risk for gout   

 

Antidepressants don’t affect post-birth weight loss
Apr 13 05

For women suffering from depression after delivering a baby, treatment with antidepressants does not interfere with losing the weightAntidepressants don’t affect post-birth weight loss   

 

Teen girls’ tricks to lose weight often backfire
Apr 12 05

If adolescent girls purge in one way or another to control weight, they’re likely to gain more pounds than they lose, according to… Teen girls’ tricks to lose weight often backfire   

 
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