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Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People’s Lives: Study

February 10, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery — good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests.
However, the news is not the same for those […]


Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People’s Lives: Study

February 10, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery — good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests.
However, the news is not the same for those […]


Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

February 9, 2016

The severity of metabolic syndrome—a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels—among U.S. teens has been improving, and healthier diets may be the reason why.


Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to ‘Creeping Obesity,’ Study Finds

February 7, 2016

SUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Along with souvenirs, there’s a good chance you’ll return from your vacation with some extra weight, new research suggests.
The study looked at 122 American adults, aged 18 to 65, who went on vacations ranging from one to three weeks between March and August.
Sixty-one percent gained weight while on […]


‘Obese’ May Not Always Equal Unhealthy, Study Says

February 5, 2016

Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels—while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health.


Super Bowl Foods Can Be a Win, Win: Healthy and Delicious

February 5, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Super Bowl Sunday is as much about eating as it is about whether the Panthers or the Broncos score the first touchdown.
Commonly served Super Bowl snacks, however, are often loaded with calories, fat and salt, cautioned Dana Angelo White, a clinical assistant professor of athletic training and sports […]


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

February 5, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that’s not the only health risk football players face.
Concern about the size of players — especially linemen — has […]


Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Changes in their gut microbes help bears prepare for hibernation, according to laboratory research that may hold clues for combating obesity in people.
As they prepare to hunker down for the winter, bears eat as much as possible, to boost their body fat. Despite the rapid weight gain, they […]


ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

February 4, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.
In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or […]


Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

February 3, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.
The study, reported Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to evidence that metformin does not curb […]



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