Don't 'Bypass' Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery
Having weight loss surgery can improve obese patients' health, but it isn't a fix-all for health problems tied to being obese. Exercise may improve these patients' overall health even more and lower their risk for diabetes.
For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
Healthy Parent, Healthy Child
Kids learn all sorts of things from their parents including healthy and unhealthy habits, suggest the authors of a new study.
Mother's Weight Tied to Future Child's Health
Could a mother's weight before pregnancy affect her future child's health? A new study suggests so.
Race, Ethnicity Were Key in Gauging Heart Disease Risk
Higher levels of fat around a man’s heart have often been associated with heart disease. However, when it comes to determining a man’s risk for heart disease, his race, ethnicity and fat storage may be key.
Cutting Calories May Cut Sleep Apnea
Obesity is linked to a host of conditions, such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure. New research suggests that cutting calories may improve these conditions.
Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low
Since 2000, US officials have made several policy changes in nutrition and proper food processing. But a new study found that, despite government efforts to promote proper diet, eating habits in the US remained a national concern.
Belly Fat May Raise High Blood Pressure Risk
When it comes to fat and high blood pressure, location may be everything. Your chances of having high blood pressure are greater if you’re obese, but fat around the belly may pose the greatest risk.
Heart Disease Risk Factors May Affect Certain Groups More
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disease in the United States. And some people may be more at risk than others — even if they have the same symptoms.
Heart Disease May Be More Dangerous for Underweight Patients
Being overweight or obese is usually considered a risk factor for heart disease. But overweight or obese heart disease patients may not be the ones most at risk of dying from a heart condition.