Content Tagged As obesity

1 year 6 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Healthier Teens

In Your Healthy Family, there's good news regarding teenagers. They're exercising more, eating better, and there's evidence those healthier choices are paying off. All this time spent on the playing field or playground and away from the television looks like it's beginning to make a real difference in...

1 year 10 months ago

ADHD could lead to obesity

Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are two times more likely to be obese as adults, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers say some of the symptoms of ADHD could lead to poor eating choices, like a lack of impulse control and poor planning...

2 years 4 weeks ago

Michelle Obama highlights obesity progress in MS

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is highlighting Mississippi's progress toward reducing childhood obesity. At an appearance Wednesday to celebrate the third anniversary of her own effort against childhood obesity, the first lady said Mississippi is inspiring other states and communities across the country. She is citing new research...

2 years 10 months ago

Working to kick obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise. Specialists meeting in Washington on Tuesday are looking for a blueprint on reducing America's weight problem as they debate what strategies should be a priority....

3 years 2 months ago

State Health has tackles 10 issues

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for...

3 years 8 months ago

Number one killer in the U.S.

Gently pressing down on the piano's pristine keys, the now nearly 46-year old Kim Davis looks radiant and healthy, but she has always felt that way. "You see overweight people all over the place and, you know, sometimes you can dress a package enough that it doesn't look quite...

4 years 8 months ago

FDA panel narrowly sides against weight loss pill

A Food and Drug Administration panel has voted 9-7 against Vivus Inc.'s Qnexa citing the experimental obesity treatment's negative side effects. Federal health advisers say the negative effects on concentration and memory outweigh its ability to help patients lose weight. The vote deals a major setback to the Mountainview,...

4 years 8 months ago

Obesity study seeking volunteers for surgery

Some obese patients reversed their diabetes soon after weight loss surgery. Now doctors are testing whether the operation helps diabetics who are merely overweight or a tad obese control their blood sugar. The Cleveland Clinic is recruiting 150 overweight and obese diabetics. Some will have surgery and their progress...

4 years 9 months ago

Obesity impact on sexual health

A new study looks at how obesity may impact sexual health. French researchers surveyed over 12,000 adults about their sexual behavior. Obese men were two and half times more likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than normal weight men. Obese women had four times the number...

4 years 10 months ago

Supersize my casket!

It can be called a sign of the times. We as Americans are getting bigger and it's impacting businesses in unusual ways. As waist sizes expand--so too have caskets. Typical caskets 24 inches wide are now being replaced with 32 inch some cases even 40 to 52 inches...

4 years 11 months ago

Life expectancy may go down due to obesity

Life expectancy may go down this century because of the obesity epidemic. Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at medical data collected on americans born between 1926 and 2005. They found one out of five adults born during the mid 19-sixties to eighties were obese by the time...

5 years 4 days ago

Study: Last Supper paintings supersize the food

An obesity researcher analyzed dozens of famous paintings of the Last Supper and found that food portions have grown larger in more recent ones. Cornell University's Brian Wansink studied 52 paintings depicting Jesus Christ's last meal with his disciples. The paintings were done at various times during the last 1,000...

5 years 1 week ago

Obese woman aims to be world's fattest

A New Jersey mother is vying to be the world's heaviest woman. Donna Simpson currently weighs about 600 pounds. Her goal is to gain another 400 pounds to reach the 1,000-pound mark over the next two years. Simpson already holds the Guinness world record as the heaviest mother, earning the...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Researchers link obesity and depression

Dutch researchers report that obese people are more likely to become depressed, and depressed people are more likely to become obese. Obesity hikes the risk of depression by 55-percent, while depression increases the risk of obesity by 58-percent. The findings are reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

5 years 1 month ago

Obesity linked to missing DNA

A new study finds some people who are severely obese are missing entire sections of their DNA. Researchers in London studied the genes of teens and adults who had learning disabilities and found they were all missing the same portion of DNA. They were also all obese. Researchers...

5 years 1 month ago

More research links obesity and stroke

New research draws a direct line between obesity and stroke -- and doctors say the heavier a person is, the higher the risk. Higher blood pressure and prevalence of diabetes among obese adults are likely the main causes of that obesity-stroke association. University of Minnesota researchers followed about...

5 years 2 months ago

US obesity rates still high, but not growing

Obesity rates in U.S. adults and children have leveled off. That's a sliver of good news, but the problem remains a nationwide epidemic. Government data released Wednesday show more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of kids are overweight. The 2007-08 data indicate that earlier signs of a...

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