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Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

March 3, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.
“This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent heart failure and other chronic conditions,” […]


Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

March 2, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.
In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pressure, and almost 15 percent […]


Severely Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

March 2, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.
In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pressure, and almost 15 percent […]


Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

February 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn’t mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests.
“Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income counterparts, and it would appear to be logical that increasing availability of healthful foods could improve diets,” said […]


Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

February 25, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests.
Swedish scientists found that weight-loss (or “bariatric”) surgery before pregnancy lowers the chances of certain complications for mothers and babies but […]


Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren’t overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D levels were checked, as was their body mass index (BMI […]


Studies Find More Genetic Links to Obesity

February 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research offers more evidence that genes play a significant role in obesity.
The findings may help explain why some people are more likely to put on extra pounds and develop obesity-linked conditions, the investigators said.
The researchers analyzed genetic samples from more than 300,000 people and identified more than […]


Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

February 9, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium.
The obese children in the intervention program […]


Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss

February 5, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A less-popular type of weight loss surgery might actually lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass — the currently favored form of obesity surgery. But, the trade-off seems to be more complications, new research suggests.
A small comparative analysis found that a procedure called biliopancreatic […]


Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study

February 2, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many prepackaged dinners for toddlers contain high amounts of salt, and many toddler and infant snacks, desserts and juices contain added sugar, a new study found.
“It was surprising that more than seven of 10 packaged toddler meals contained too much sodium (salt),” said study leader […]




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