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Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

October 24, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth DallasHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For those teens who try to avoid spending time with their parents and siblings, new research suggests that sitting down for family meals might help them stay slim as adults.
Despite everyone’s busy schedules, researchers found that just one or two gatherings around the kitchen [...]

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter’s Weight Later

October 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.
The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check their height, weight, body [...]

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

October 22, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats — but not enough, new research shows.
Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA — plentiful in fatty fish like salmon — has remained steady, [...]

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

October 21, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests.
In adults, certain genes have been linked to increased body fat, but the same genes in infants promote proportionate gains in fat and lean muscle, [...]

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

October 20, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows.
High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.
Researchers analyzed data from 37,000 American adults who had their blood pressure checked [...]

You’d Have to Walk 5 Miles to Burn Off the Calories in a 20-Ounce Soda

October 20, 2014

Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say.

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

October 18, 2014

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even determined dieters can fail if they don’t have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say.
Their new study included 240 obese people. All of the participants had metabolic syndrome (a combination of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes). And, all [...]

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.
Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 [...]

Jet Lag and Shift-Work Weight Gain Tied to Gut Microbes

October 17, 2014

Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

October 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults were also obese, according to the report. That association was even more prevalent among those taking antidepressants: 55 percent of those [...]


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