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Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

November 26, 2014

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

November 26, 2014

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 […]

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

November 25, 2014

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.

Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

November 24, 2014

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 […]

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

November 24, 2014

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 […]

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

November 20, 2014

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 […]

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

November 20, 2014

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 […]

Eating Lots of Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

November 19, 2014

The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren’t just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.

Working Night Shift Can Slow Your Metabolism, Study Suggests

November 19, 2014

Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number of calories their bodies burned every day.

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

November 18, 2014

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 […]


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