By Alex KramerHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.
The study found that those who were heaviest had almost 65 percent reduced odds of disease remission. Being underweight also lowered the odds of […]
New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare.
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows.
Researchers found that obese workers miss an average of between one and two more work days a year than normal-weight […]
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns.
Researchers looked at nearly 500 children and teens, aged 2 to 17, with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that’s most common among youngsters who are overweight and obese. NAFLD […]
THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic patients, one expert said.
“For many years we have been under the impression […]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.
But it looks like environment may play a greater role than genetics in that trend, the researchers added.
“Mothers who are […]
TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if you’d kept on smoking.
“This study is […]