Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

August 14, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.
For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more non-diet sodas [...]


Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

August 6, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa feel a sense of pride about their weight loss, and this positive emotion may play a major role in the deadly condition, according to a new study.
“What we think happens is that positive emotions become exaggerated and are rewarding these maladaptive [...]


Make Kids’ Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

July 30, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests.
Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less weight than their peers who were enrolled in a traditional child-only program [...]


How Dieting in Your Teens Can Backfire

July 30, 2014

Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.


Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

July 24, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents of obese children often don’t view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.
The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital [...]


The Weird Link Between Weight Loss and Incontinence

July 23, 2014

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.


Many Overweight Kids Think They’re Thinner Than They Are

July 23, 2014

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.


How Losing Weight Could Help Ease Hot Flashes

July 11, 2014

Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests.


Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

July 3, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who drop their bad health habits can reduce their risk of heart disease as they age, new research suggests.
“Even after people have hit adulthood with some unhealthy behaviors, it’s not too late to produce a benefit for their heart if they change those [...]


Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss, Study Finds

June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is often recommended as a way to lose weight, but doing so may not help you shed excess pounds, according to researchers.
They reviewed data from more than seven studies that examined how increased fruit and vegetable consumption affected weight loss.
“Across the board, [...]



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