Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
The researchers also found that fathers are especially important for helping their sons to develop behaviors that […]


Uncle Sam Wants You … Slimmer

June 30, 2016

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Military personnel are expected to meet strict weight and body fat standards. But one in five U.S. military service members is obese, new research shows.
“We count on our military to be in the best shape both physically and mentally, and these data show there is a need to […]


Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

June 16, 2016

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older teen boys who are overweight or obese could be at increased risk for severe liver disease later in life, a new study suggests.
The research included nearly 45,000 Swedish males who entered military service in their late teens between 1969 and 1970. The investigators reviewed over 40 years […]


Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — America’s heart health seems to be improving, a new study reports.
Federal researchers found that fewer Americans over 40 have coronary heart disease. The rate is down from just over 10 percent in 2001-2002 to 8 percent in 2011-2012, the study found.
Despite the overall decline, there wasn’t a significant […]


This New Weight-Loss Device Removes Food From Stomach After Meals

June 15, 2016

A new surgically implanted device to treat obese patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device

June 14, 2016

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new surgically implanted device to treat obese patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The AspireAssist device uses a tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal. It’s meant to be used by people who have been unable to lose […]


5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work?

June 14, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a new study finds.
Currently, five drugs are approved in the United States for managing obesity. But little has been known about how they […]


Antibiotics May Blunt Breastfeeding’s Benefits

June 14, 2016

Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breast-feeding, a new study suggests.


More American Women Than Ever Are Obese, CDC Says

June 8, 2016

More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows.


Does Feeding Babies From Bigger Bottles Kickstart Weight Issues?

June 8, 2016

Feeding babies formula from a big bottle might put them at higher risk for greater-than-normal weight gain and weight-for-length size, a new study suggests.



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