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Why Living on a Noisy Street Can Make You Fat

May 27, 2015

Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report.

More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

May 27, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows.
“We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for longer, prolonged release of hormonal signals, slowed down nutrient […]

Weight Training’s Benefits May Depend on Genetics

May 21, 2015

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — How well resistance exercises work may depend on a woman’s genetic risk for obesity, new research suggests.
Strength-building workouts seem to be most effective for those with a low genetic risk for a high body-mass index (BMI), the study found. BMI is a rough estimate of a person’s body […]

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

May 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The cluster of heart risk factors known as the “metabolic syndrome” might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.
Metabolic syndrome refers to having at least three health conditions — including a large waist size, high […]

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

May 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.
“Our research has already shown a link between childhood bullying and risk of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and adults, but this study is the […]

Expectant Mothers’ Lifestyle May Influence Child’s Later Weight

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had poor health habits during pregnancy are at increased risk for obesity, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at more than 5,100 children in Greece and found that they were much more likely to be obese at age 8 if their mother gained more than the […]

Parent Goggles? Most Parents of Overweight Kids Think They’re the ‘Right Weight’

May 12, 2015

Many parents of overweight preschoolers believe their children are appropriately sized, a new study finds.

They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

May 11, 2015

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor’s risk of obesity later in life, a new study says.
“The ability to identify patients at increased risk may guide selection of therapeutic protocols that will maximize treatment outcomes while simultaneously minimizing the risk of long-term complications among children diagnosed with […]

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study

May 8, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese patients taking the blood thinner warfarin appear to have almost twice the risk of severe stomach bleeding compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests.
Why obese patients may be at greater risk for stomach bleeding isn’t clear, according to the study.
But […]

Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Some Lose Weight

May 8, 2015

FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests.
According to an Italian team, led by Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan, prior research has shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with […]


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