Obesity

Genes, lifestyle raise macular degeneration risk
Jan 08 07

New research suggests that one’s genetic make-up interacts with two modifiable risk factors - obesity and smoking - to multiply the risk of developing… Genes, lifestyle raise macular degeneration risk   

 

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   

 

Heart experts target childhood obesity
Apr 18 05

The dire health effects associated with the ballooning waistlines of children and adolescents in the United States have prompted the American Heart Association to… Heart experts target childhood obesity   

 

U.S. child obesity dragging down health gains
Mar 30 05

Child Obesity has more than tripled in three decades and the increased health risk associated with being fat has wiped out progress in other… U.S. child obesity dragging down health gains   

 

Stomach Surgery Helps Obese Patients with Reflux
Dec 02 04

For obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that persists after standard surgery, relief may come from a type of “keyhole” operation that reduces… Stomach Surgery Helps Obese Patients with Reflux   

 

Toy companies make getting off the couch fun
Nov 15 04

The battle of the bulge has expanded into the toy aisles.

As more American adults dabble in fad diets and the obesity rate… Toy companies make getting off the couch fun   

 

Obesity linked to leukemia in older women
Nov 11 04

Being obese more than doubles the risk of a type of leukemia - acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) - in older women, according to… Obesity linked to leukemia in older women   

 

Risk of leukemia high in older obese women
Nov 10 04

New research has found a higher risk of leukemia among older overweight women, offering another piece of evidence that carrying extra pounds can increase… Risk of leukemia high in older obese women   

 

Overweight urged to slim down to cut diabetes risk
Nov 09 04

Half the world’s depression cases could be eliminated by curbing the soaring number of people who are overweight, health experts said on… Overweight urged to slim down to cut diabetes risk   

 

Obesity, child mortality slowing US health gains
Nov 08 04

Rising obesity rates and the number of people without health insurance are placing a drag on health gains for the American population, according… Obesity, child mortality slowing US health gains   

 

Obesity as unhealthy as heart failure -study
Nov 08 04

Very obese people are as unhealthy, and probably as likely to die, as patients with heart failure, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.

A… Obesity as unhealthy as heart failure -study   

 

Heavy Passengers Weigh On Airlines’ Bottom Lines
Nov 05 04

America’s bulging waistlines are now weighing down the airline industry, as it takes more and more fuel to get planes in the air.

A… Heavy Passengers Weigh On Airlines’ Bottom Lines   

 

Obesity surgery data on elderly scarce, panel says
Nov 04 04

Obesity surgery has helped many patients lose weight and improve their health, a panel of experts told U.S. regulators on Thursday, but they… Obesity surgery data on elderly scarce, panel says   

 

Obesity Changes Heart Muscle
Nov 03 04

Being overweight or obese can hurt the heart, even in people who don’t have heart disease .

New research from Australia spotlights… Obesity Changes Heart Muscle   

 

Abdominal fat linked to women’s heart attack risk
Nov 02 04

In elderly women, there appears to be no association between obesity in itself and the odds of having a heart attack, researchers report. However,… Abdominal fat linked to women’s heart attack risk   

 

Midlife obesity predicts future stroke risk in men
Oct 29 04

A high body mass index (BMI) in middle-aged men is associated with an increased likelihood of having a stroke over the next two or… Midlife obesity predicts future stroke risk in men   

 

Puberty Gene May Be Linked to Obesity
Oct 28 04

A gene that delays female puberty and may be linked to obesity has been identified by Oregon Health & Science University researchers. Experiments with… Puberty Gene May Be Linked to Obesity   

 

Man who weighed half ton recovering from obesity surgery
Oct 27 04

A man who weighed about half a ton when he was admitted to a hospital was recovering Wednesday from obesity surgery.

Patrick Deuel, 42,… Man who weighed half ton recovering from obesity surgery   

 

Americans a bit taller, much heavier, report says
Oct 27 04

Americans are getting taller on average but they are much heavier too, according to government figures released on Wednesday showing that the U.S. population… Americans a bit taller, much heavier, report says   

 

Obesity More And More Costly
Oct 23 04

ATLANTA - Emory University researchers say rising obesity rates account for more than a quarter of the growth in health spending.

Treating obesity-related conditions… Obesity More And More Costly   

 

How Does Obesity Cause Cancer?
Oct 17 04

A German physician was awarded a Nobel prize in 1931 for determining that sugar feeds cancer. Now contemporary researchers have determined some of the… How Does Obesity Cause Cancer?   

 

Waist measurement key to diabetes, heart risks
Oct 13 04

Waist circumference, rather than overall weight, is the truest indicator of an increased risk of diabetes or heart disease, a leading British… Waist measurement key to diabetes, heart risks   

 

Six in 10 adult Beijingers are overweight - paper
Oct 12 04

About 60 percent of adults in Beijing are overweight, and obesity, once the preserve of the West, is becoming more and more common among… Six in 10 adult Beijingers are overweight - paper   

 

Obesity lowers odds of surviving breast cancer
Oct 06 04

Previous reports have shown that obesity increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer - and now new research indicates that obesity continues to… Obesity lowers odds of surviving breast cancer   

 

Kids need help staying slim, Congress told
Oct 06 04

Schools may need more money and regulators may need more authority to help keep America’s children from spiraling into obesity, experts and politicians told… Kids need help staying slim, Congress told   

 
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