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16 Apr

The Impact of Fat Shaming

Celebrity fat-shaming leads to a spike in anti-fat attitudes.

01 Oct

The Danger of Fluctuating Measurements in Key Cardiac Risk Factors

Factors that increase risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

17 Aug

Smoking, Weight Gain and Health

Quitting smoking may increase short-term risk of diabetes

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MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women, beware: Sleeping with a light on or the TV going in your bedroom could make you put on weight.

That's the finding of new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. While the study doesn't prove that sleeping with a light on causes weight gain, it suggests the two may be linked, the researchers said.

"Turning off the...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research illustrates a heartbreaking, vicious cycle: Teasing kids about their weight not only bruises their self-esteem, it also appears to trigger more weight gain.

In fact, middle schoolers who reported high levels of weight-related teasing had a 33% higher jump in their body mass index per year compared to peers who weren't teased ...

MONDAY, May 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation -- a season of potato salad, ice cream and, if you're not careful, unwanted weight gain.

But it is possible to avoid packing on the pounds. Just hop on the scale every day, researchers suggest.

The new study included 111 U.S. adults, who weighed themselves every day from mid...

TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers and doctors have focused a lot on how much a woman gains during pregnancy, but new research suggests how much a woman weighs before getting pregnant may be far more important.

The study found that the more a woman weighed at the start of her pregnancy, the more likely she was to experience complications such as high bl...

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're watching your weight, you probably know to avoid sugary and fatty foods. But what about preservatives?

Eating a preservative widely used in breads, baked goods and cheese may trigger metabolic responses that are linked to obesity and diabetes, an early study suggests.

The additive, called propionate, is actually a natur...

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though marijuana triggers the "munchies" in many people, adults who use the drug tend to weigh less than nonusers, a new study finds.

The finding stems from data on the weight of 33,000 Americans, 18 and older. Researchers found that all gained weight over three years. However, those who used pot bulked up less than those who did not....

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching preschoolers about healthy habits can reduce their risk of obesity and heart disease later in life, new research suggests.

The New York City study included 562 youngsters in 15 preschools in Harlem, which has a largely black and Hispanic population. The two groups are known to have an increased risk of heart disease.

At the...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As obesity becomes epidemic among Americans, many could over- or underestimate their odds for piling on the pounds. But a new genetic "score" might take the guesswork out of all of that, researchers say.

Using information on more than 2 million gene variants linked to body weight, the scientists created a so-called polygenic score that ma...

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably seen headlines screaming that a favorite star is packing on the pounds. Tyra Banks, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lawrence -- no matter how thin, no celebrity seems immune from "fat-shaming."

Now, research shows the trend could have a ripple effect, making the non-famous feel bad about their bodies, too.

"Fat-shaming is ...

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mindlessly switching from your smartphone to other media devices and back again might lead to added pounds, scientists say.

A small, new study found that heavy-duty media multitaskers also tended to be heavier, weight-wise.

It's possible that these devices are actually changing the brain, theorized lead author Richard Lopez, a p...

SUNDAY, March 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Need another reason to stay slim? People who are overweight have a greater risk of dying from pancreatic cancer, especially those who are carrying extra pounds before age 50, a new study suggests.

"No matter what the age, there was some increase in pancreatic cancer deaths associated with excess weight. But the as...

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you rush around with work and activities during the day, then settle in for a large, relaxing meal in the evening. But new research says the later in the day you eat, the more weight you're likely to pack on.

That's the takeaway from a week-long study involving 31 overweight and obese patients, mostly women...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time -- on average one pound a year -- so it's not always obvious at first, especially if you don't regularly weigh yourself.

But if this weight creep goes unnoticed year after year, by middle age, your middle may lose the sleek look you had when you were younger.

Several factors ...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Candy dishes, cupcakes and cookies abound in the typical office, so if you're striving to eat healthy, the workplace can be a culinary minefield.

Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 people and found that about one in four working adults said they got food or beverages from work at least once a week. Many of those foods were high in calorie...

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking of eating healthier in 2019? Kickstarting with the Whole30 diet may be a good choice, a dietitian suggests.

But you have to be careful when you start a diet that restricts foods. These diets can be risky, according to Ohio State's Lori Chong, a certified diabetes educator.

The Whole30 program is only supposed to be used for ...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests.

Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide since the 1970s. By 2016, about 40 percent of adults (2 billion) and 18 percent of children aged 5 to 19 (340 million) had ...

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) --When it comes to weight gain, what you eat clearly matters.

But a small, preliminary study now suggests that when you eat also matters, with people burning off more calories at the end of the day than they do at the beginning.

The finding is based on a three-week study that monitored metabolism changes throughout the da...

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's the most frustrating part of dieting: Regaining the weight you worked so hard to lose.

It helps to understand why this happens so you won't blame yourself as you get back on track.

Many hormones that regulate body weight and rule your appetite seem to go haywire after weight loss, possibly because the body wants the weight it wa...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient's risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says.

"Clinicians and patients want to know the extent of weight regain following bariatric surgery and how it may affect their health," said study lead author Wendy King, an associate professor of epid...

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.

Many studies have linked poor sleep -- whether from insomnia or working the night shift -- to weight gain and health conditions like type 2 diabetes. But that type of research leaves open the question of whether sleep loss itse...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit.

In a new study, quitters who gained a lot of weight faced a higher short-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the researchers found.

But the health benefits of quitting were so potent among former smokers in the study that...

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a wide variety of foods might not be good for you after all, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

"Eating a more diverse diet might be associated with eating a greater variety of both healthy and unhealthy foods. Combined, such an eating pattern may lead to increased food consumption and obe...

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to prevent childhood obesity probably should begin at birth to have any hope of success, according to new results from a pair of clinical trials.

First-time moms taught good nutrition strategies during their baby's first year wound up with 3-year-olds who were less likely to be overweight or obese, a Pennsylvania-based clinical trial d...

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study.

The rate had been rising for decades until it appeared to plateau in recent years. But, in the new study, researchers found that the trend may have been short-lived.

And if nothing changes, they estimate that half of all U.S....

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The dilemma is all too familiar: It's Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker tells you there will be cake later for yet another birthday celebration.

One thing's for sure. You're not alone. A new federal government survey found that about one-quarter o...

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're taking an antidepressant, you're likely to gain weight, a new study out of Britain reports.

That's a finding that generated little surprise among mental health experts.

"Psychiatrists have known about it, written about it and heard their patients talk about it for decades," said Dr. Brian Keefe, a psychiatrist and medical ...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If current trends continue, nearly one-quarter of the world's population will be obese by 2045. And one in eight people will have type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Alongside those bulging waistlines, global rates of type 2 diabetes will jump from 9 percent to 12 percent over the next 27 years, placing an even...

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds.

The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults, found that those who usually ate breakfast had smaller waistlines and were less likely to be obese, compared to people who usually skipped breakfast.

And over the next dozen years, ...

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.

On one side of the scale -- the healthy side -- are foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein and plant-based fats. On the other side are the not-so-healthy options -- sugary foods...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a myth that people with heart disease who are overweight or obese live longer than those who are normal weight, researchers report.

Rather than living longer than normal-weight people, those who are obese are just diagnosed at a younger age, the study found. They spend more of their lives with heart disease, but actually live shorter l...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Excess belly weight -- a so-called apple shape -- raises a woman's risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report.

While obesity raises heart attack risk in both sexes, women with bigger waists and waist-to-hip ratios have greater odds for a heart attack than men who have a similar apple-shaped body, a large Briti...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself famished after you've managed to diet away a sizable number of pounds, you're not alone.

Cutting back on calorie consumption is likely to spark changes that permanently boost appetite among obese men and women, Norwegian researchers report.

Blame it on the hunger hormone ghrelin, which spikes when you suddenly...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fruit juice isn't doing any favors for your waistline, a new study reports.

People who drink a small glass of fruit juice daily can expect to steadily gain a bit of weight over the years, according to data from a long-term study of women's health.

It's about the same weight gain you'd expect if someone drank a similar amount of su...

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After losing weight, many dieters soon regain much of what they took off. Now, research hints that chemicals lurking in clothing and furniture may play a role in this frustrating yo-yo cycle.

Widely used manmade chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may undermine dieters' attempts to maintain weight loss by slowing down the body's...

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your battle against obesity ends on the operating table, you're mistaken.

"Exercise and eating smaller portions have to be part of your lifestyle change in order to be successful" after weight-loss surgery, said Dr. Ann Rogers, director of Surgical Weight Loss at Penn State Medical Center, in Hershey, Pa.

It's also impo...

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've just shed a lot of pounds, you might want to hold off on buying a new wardrobe full of "thin" clothes.

That's because new research finds that lost weight starts creeping back almost immediately after a diet stops.

"We noticed that individuals transitioned from a weight loss intervention immediately to weight gain," said Ka...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many Americans, Thanksgiving kicks off a season of high-calorie eating. The trick this time of year is to enjoy the goodies without packing on extra pounds.

It's important to eat in moderation rather than denying yourself any goodies, said food expert Shreela Sharma.

If you try to ignore a craving, it only gets worse, explaine...

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if weathering a stressful event isn't tough enough, new research shows these episodes might even widen a woman's waistline.

Researchers analyzed data on nearly 22,000 middle-aged and older women. The goal: to assess the relationship between obesity and traumatic events -- such as the death of a child or being a victim of a serious physical...

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kids to drink water with their school lunches could help keep their weight in check and save the United States billions in obesity-related costs, a new study contends.

Researchers calculated the effects of going nationwide with a program piloted in 1,200 New York City schools between 2009 and 2013.

Placing water dispensers in...

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cats with diabetes, dogs with cancer, birds with high cholesterol or even rabbits who cannot turn around to clean themselves -- what do these animals all have in common?

They are either overweight or obese, and it's serious.

"We have a problem -- almost all of American pets are overweight or obese," explained veterinarian Dr. Ernie...

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy" -- new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.

Prior studies have shown that sugary foods can make a person feel hungrier later in the day, said lead researcher Naomi Mandel, a professor of marketing at Arizona State University.

But t...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Workers who regularly pull overnight shifts may be more prone to pack on the pounds, a new analysis suggests.

The finding involved an in-depth look at 28 studies conducted between 1999 and 2016.

All the investigations explored the health impact of shift work, in which employees are regularly asked to either alternate between daytim...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having high blood pressure during pregnancy may make your child more vulnerable to obesity, a new study suggests.

Researchers examined data from more than 88,000 mother-child pairs in China. The mothers' blood pressure was checked in each trimester of pregnancy. The children were then weighed when they were between the ages of 4 and 7.

...

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- No one likes looking at their weight on a scale every day, but that may be just the trick that college students need to ward off the dreaded "Freshman 15," a new study suggests.

Researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania found that female freshman students lost more weight when they weighed themselves at least once a...

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young gymnasts, figure skaters and wrestlers who try to quickly shed pounds by fasting or restricting fluids may be endangering their health, pediatricians warn.

Similarly, young football players or power-lifters who try to rapidly pack on muscle may also be undermining their health, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ...

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Something else to fret over as you lie awake at night: Poor sleep may increase the risk of being overweight and obese, a new study contends.

"Because we found that adults who reported sleeping less than their peers were more likely to be overweight or obese, our findings highlight the importance of getting enough sleep," said the study's senior...

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop diabetes during their next pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Women's weight before conception and how much they gain during pregnancy are known risk factors for gestational diabetes, the study authors explained. Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar diagnosed d...

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining even a little weight can increase your chances of developing heart failure, a new study finds.

Adding pounds can change the structure of your heart and its ability to pump blood. But losing weight can reverse this potentially deadly process, the researchers said.

"People who gain weight, even as little as 5 percent, are mo...

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could a pregnant woman's craving for sugar-sweetened drinks put her child at risk for being overweight later in life?

Maybe, a new study suggests.

Eight-year-olds who drank at least a half of a sugar-sweetened beverage each week were about 2 pounds heavier if their moms consumed more than two sugar-sweetened beverages a day during th...

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy can harm both baby and mom, researchers say.

In a review of more than 1.3 million pregnancies, investigators found that 47 percent of women gained too much weight. And, 23 percent did not gain enough weight to meet recommended levels.

"Healthy recommended pregnancy weight gain ...

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Putting on extra weight isn't usually a winning strategy for good health. But now that you're pregnant, you need to keep the needle on your scale moving in the right direction. No matter what type of body you have now, it needs to get bigger. How much weight should I gain? According to the March of Dimes, a woman who started pregnancy at a normal weight should expect to gain about 25 to 35 pound...

Few of us need to be given more reasons to drop those extra pounds. We could do it for our hearts or our chins, for lower medical bills or freer spirits. But did you know you should also do it for your joints? The fact is, being overweight increases your risk of degenerative arthritis in the weight-bearing joints, especially the knees. According to the U.S. Surgeon General's Office, your odds of...

Fat can show up in all sorts of places. It can strain the seat of a pair of jeans, hang over a belt, or make a wedding ring nearly impossible to remove. In these thin-conscious times, many people worry about every extra ripple and bulge, no matter where it shows up. Doctors, however, see things differently. When it comes to your health, there's one place where fat is especially dangerous. Fat aro...

For years, exercise scientists exhorted Americans to work up a sweat. Healthy exercise, the thinking went, had to be strenuous and prolonged. Then, study by study, evidence showed that moderate exercise -- nothing harder than a brisk walk through the neighborhood every day -- delivers most of the benefits of more exercise, including lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease and certain c...

It's not just a stereotype, it's a fact: Most overweight people are badly out of shape. For whatever reason, they simply don't get enough exercise. But every once in awhile, a hefty person comes along who bucks the trend. Take Steven Blair, PhD, for example. At 5 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds, he doesn't fit anyone's definition of svelte. But his girth is deceptive. Blair, the director of The...

Frustrating as it may seem, banishing extra fat isn't impossible. Study after study has shown that the clincher, after cutting back on calories, is exercise. But as you charge into the gym, don't forget to enlist one of your best fat-fighting allies: your own muscles. If you want to get into shape, aerobic workouts can't be beat for their power to tune up the heart and lungs. Aerobics will also t...

Losing weight is easy. Just ask Oprah Winfrey, or the millions of other dieters who are on a weight-loss roller coaster. They manage to lose five, 20, or 50 pounds -- only to gain it all back. Doctors call this "weight cycling," but it's better known as yo-yo dieting. Yo-yo dieting can be extremely frustrating. Studies suggest that repeated cycles of weight loss and weight gain may also be harmfu...

A few decades ago, suburbia didn't seem too far from utopia. Postwar families flocked to these new neighborhoods with their affordable houses, green lawns, and easy access to the city. There wasn't much outcry about the lack of bike lanes or walking paths or stores within walking distance. Adults could drive wherever they wanted to go. In this new way of life, cars ruled. A sprawling society The ...

What's wrong with the typical American diet? This is what the experts have to say: "Too many calories," says Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. "Too many calories," asserts Melanie Polk, registered dietitian and former director of nutrition education for the American Institute of Cancer Research. Barbara Gollman, a registered dietitian who use...

No matter what time you set on your alarm clock, you keep pounding the snooze button until 8:30 every morning. Barreling out of bed in a panic, you hit the shower, race out the door, and clock into work just 10 minutes late with a coffee and giant muffin in hand. You work through lunch while chowing down a burger and fries that you barely notice, but by 3 p.m. you're crashing, so you're off to the...

When one person puts on weight, there's often a simple explanation: Too much time in front of the computer. An unhealthy attraction to pizza. An inherited tendency to pack on pounds. But what's to blame when an entire country starts to bulge around the middle? One thing is certain: You can forget about simple answers. The word "epidemic" is often overused, but there's no better way to describe th...

Have you bought popcorn at a movie theater lately? It comes in a variety of sizes: Small (which means large), medium (super humongous), and large (bathtub). If all that butter and salt makes you thirsty, you can order a 64-ounce soda -- that's nearly a six-pack of soft drinks in one convenient container. Enjoy! (And try to get an aisle seat.) These days, you don't have to go to the theater to sam...

The next time you buy a large popcorn at the movies, consider saving the tub. After you wipe it clean, the neighborhood kids can use it as a fort. From family restaurants to theaters to the frozen food aisle, portion sizes are expanding at an alarming rate. Not coincidentally, so is the typical American waistline. For all of the current talk about fats and carbohydrates, portion sizes may be the ...

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