Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit—it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. Other research shows that nonsurgical weight loss improves leakage, too.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling “obesity paradox.” It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures than their slimmer peers.
Scientists reviewing 36 prior studies found that [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About six out of 10 adults make use of calorie information on menus, if it’s available, to decide what to order in restaurants, according to a new U.S. study.
Women in particular review the menu labeling, said the study’s lead author, Seung Hee Lee-Kwan, an epidemiologist [...]
WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is a growing problem among Hispanic Americans, especially among young adults, a new study shows.
After analyzing data from more than 16,300 Hispanics in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego, the researchers found that 18 percent of women and 12 percent of men had a body [...]