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Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

August 26, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered “intensive” counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.
The recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel that reviews medical research and makes recommendations on preventive [...]


Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

August 25, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that illustrates the complexity of bullying, Dutch researchers report that obese boys are more likely to bully and be bullied than their thinner peers and the vicious cycle begins before these children ever step foot inside a school.
Past research has shown an [...]


Today’s Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study

August 25, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.
In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and 2010 were 24 percent less likely to spot a weight problem in their child than parents interviewed between 1988 and 1994, [...]


Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One way to fight childhood obesity is to pay close attention to food labels when you go to the grocery store, a nutrition expert says.
The Nutrition Facts label reveals the number of calories and percentage of a day’s worth of nutrients in one serving of a food product.
When [...]


Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

August 22, 2014

Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.


Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

August 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.
Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to women who were more sedentary, researchers report in the Aug. 20 [...]


Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

August 14, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.
For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more non-diet sodas [...]


Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

August 14, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests.
The researchers followed 440 breast cancer survivors — most of them past menopause and overweight or obese [...]


Nearly 40% of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

August 13, 2014

Approximately two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their adult lives, according to new U.S. government estimates.


Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection

August 12, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study.
The results are surprising because obesity often leads to worse, not better, health outcomes. The study also raises new questions about how [...]



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