If You’re Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored

April 29, 2016

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you’re not hungry, maybe you’re just bored instead, new research suggests.
British researchers conducted two experiments to see how boredom affects people’s food choices.
In one trial, the researchers asked 52 participants to fill out a […]


Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

April 27, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.
Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes.
The […]


Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

April 26, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.
Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were overweight, nearly one-quarter were obese, and more […]


Here’s How Alcohol and Processed Meat Can Boost Your Cancer Risk

April 21, 2016

A new review concludes that in the U.S., about one in seven stomach cancer cases could be prevented if people drank less and did not eat processed meat.


Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you’re an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you’re rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.
Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and poor youth in the United […]


Toddlers’ Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

April 18, 2016

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In what may come as no surprise to many parents, toddlers who crave sweet-tasting foods are at higher risk for excess weight gain than those who prefer salty treats, a new study shows.
One nutritionist noted that sugary foods are everywhere nowadays, making the job of keeping kids away […]


Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

April 13, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Overweight teenagers may face an increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke by the time they reach middle age, a large new study suggests.
The study of more than 2 million Israelis found that those who were overweight or obese as teenagers were two […]


Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk

April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have pinpointed several factors that increase asthma risk in women and — to a lesser extent — in men.
They analyzed data from about 175,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 in 51 countries. They found that underweight or obese women who drank […]


Mom’s Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

April 7, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have long known that pregnant women who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have abnormally large babies. Now a new study suggests that this rapid fetal growth happens early in pregnancy.
British researchers found that babies born to mothers who were obese […]


Diabetes Cases Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980: Report

April 6, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has quadrupled in the past 35 years, a new report shows.
Climbing from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014, the increases were particularly severe in low- and middle-income countries such as China and India, the researchers noted.
Global diabetes rates […]




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