Newly Identified Gene Could Explain Why Up To 90% Of Obesity Cases Are Inherited

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:44

New research has uncovered a link between a gene found in both human and mice that controls appetite and the lack of energy related to obesity.


PTSD Accelerates Weight Gain, Increases Obesity Risk In Women

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 16:00

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers found, gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be obese or overweight.

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Weight Loss May Stabilize Irregular Heartbeat

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:19

Exercising and losing weight could stabilize an irregular heartbeat and other conditions related to atrial fibrillation.


Kids Less Fit Now Than Their Parents Were: How 30 Years Has Made Children 90 Seconds Slower

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:08

Kids today are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were as children, a new study reveals.

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Bariatric Surgery Death Rate Linked To Delayed, Denied Insurance Coverage

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:35

Patients who are approved for bariatric surgery may suffer from delayed or denied insurance approval, while those who undergo surgery may experience weight loss that's dependent on their type of coverage.

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Indonesian 'Smoking Baby' Drops 40-A-Day Habit For Junk Food

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:21

Aldi Rizal, Indonesia's "smoking baby," has dropped his 40-cigarette a day habit in favor of a high calorie addiction: food.


Weight Loss Surgery Abroad Carries Consequences For The Morbidly Obese

By | Sat, 11/16/2013 - 17:45

Canadians in search of cheap weight loss surgeries often turn to Mexican clinics, but some suffer damaging consequences.

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Kids' Resting Heart Rates On The Rise, Increasing Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:55

Kids’ resting heart rates are on the rise, averaging two beats per minute more than they were 30 years ago.


Time Magazine’s Chris Christie Cover: Did The Lap-Band Work?

By | Sat, 11/09/2013 - 12:12

Is it legitimate to ask about the success of Chris Christie's lap-band surgery and joke about his weight?


Our Need For Protein Makes Us Overeat

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 17:37

Our drive for protein in a high-caloric, low-nutrient environment may be causing us to overeat.


Obesity May Lead To Early Puberty In Girls

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:57

A recent study finds that obesity may be linked to the early onset of puberty in girls, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

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Americans Will Consume 15.5 Hours Of Media A Day By 2015

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 19:15

By 2015, Americans are expected to be exposed to some form of media for an average of 15.5 hours per day, which the American Academy of Pediatrics is worried about.


N. Dakota Mom Handing Out 'Obesity Letters' Instead Of Candy This Halloween

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:54

One mom attempts to battle obesity by handing out "obesity letters" to children instead of candy this Halloween.

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High BMI And Weight Gain Linked To Poor Dinner Rituals In Families

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:03

Families who have poor dinner habits are found to have high BMI and weight gain.


Patients With Higher BMIs Are More Likely To Die From Prostate Cancer

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:26

Overweight and obese patients with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease compared to patients of normal weight.