Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

July 29, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.
Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and alcohol abuse.
“The younger a woman was [...]

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, [...]

Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood

June 24, 2014

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows.
The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, included 390 obese [...]

FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks

June 20, 2014

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some bee pollen products marketed for weight loss may actually threaten your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
These potentially dangerous products have been found to contain undeclared ingredients that may harm people who have conditions such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and bipolar disorder, the [...]

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?

June 13, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis.
“Bariatric surgery is associated with reduced cancer risk in morbidly obese people [...]

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