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Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

April 17, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.
The study suggests that modern living has […]

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.
University at Buffalo researchers analyzed data from more than 31,000 American teens, aged 14 to 18, who took part in surveys in 2009 and 2011.
Among healthy-weight boys, 3.5 percent of […]

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

April 16, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates.
The findings from this large study should lead to a redoubling of efforts to encourage obesity prevention […]

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

April 9, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.
Overweight and obese people were about 30 percent less likely to develop dementia 15 […]

How Family Stress Could Lead to Obese Daughters

April 9, 2015

Family stress may put teens at increased risk for being overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds

April 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there’s surprisingly little scientific evidence to show whether or not these plans can help keep weight off for the long-term, a new report reveals.
Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss […]

Doctor’s Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss

April 3, 2015

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight people may lose more weight if their doctor tells them to, a new study finds.
University of Georgia researchers examined data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that a doctor’s recommendation was associated with a 10-pound weight loss among women and a 12-pound […]

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

April 2, 2015

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men. Over an average of 22 years, 2,100 of […]

U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

March 30, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.
Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys showed that average daily calorie consumption […]

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

March 30, 2015

SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.
These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.
“Overall, we found that not only are highly processed foods […]


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