: ' Obesity'

High Levels of BPA in Children Linked to Obesity

Children and adolescents who have high concentrations of a common household chemical in their urine have  significantly higher odds of being obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [...]

Prenatal Exposure to Smoking and Household Chemicals Raise Risk of Obesity in Children

Two new studies are adding to the growing body of evidence that prenatal smoking and exposure to a common household chemical may contribute to adolescent obesity. While doctors have long suspected that maternal cigarette smoking increases [...]

Obese Youth Have Higher Risk of Gallstones

Children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk for gallstones, according to a large new study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California. Researchers found that children and adolescents who were overweight were twice as [...]

Poll: Obese Americans Face Discrimination

Over half of obese Americans feel they have been discriminated against when applying for a job or promotion, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive. Many also feel they have been socially shunned or discriminated [...]

South and Midwest Obesity Rates Still High

States in the South and Midwest lead the nation in adult obesity, with a dozen states having obesity rates of over 30 percent, according to a new analysis by the Trust for America’s Health and the [...]

Feeling Fat Can Make You Fat

Teenagers of normal weight who feel they are fat are more likely to grow up to be obese as young adults, according to a new study in Norway. “Perceiving themselves as fat even though they are [...]

Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits Praised

Bariatric surgery is very effective in treating Type 2 Diabetes, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Bariatric surgery is used to treat morbidly obese people. The surgery reduces the [...]

Walking Reduces Impact of “Obesity Genes”

The warmer weather isn’t the only reason to turn off the TV and dust off those sneakers. Researchers have found that walking 60 minutes a day cuts the genetic predisposition to obesity by 50 percent. “In [...]

Mayo Clinic Study Links Obesity to Fibromyalgia

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say obese people are at greater risk for fibromyalgia and are more likely to suffer from severe symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder characterized by chronic pain, muscle soreness, fatigue, moodiness [...]

Link Found Between Obesity and Pain

A large scale study has demonstrated a link between obesity and pain — with higher rates of pain reported by the heaviest individuals. Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York analyzed the responses of over [...]