News tagged with obesity prevention

Obesity raises death risk tied to sleeping pills

Obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year, researchers reported Friday.

Mar 16, 2012
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Even women who exercise sit too much

(HealthDay)—For women who love that great, self-satisfied feeling after a workout, a new study could be a disappointing surprise. Regular exercise, the study found, does not reduce the risk of an otherwise ...

Nov 30, 2012
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Mobile app boosts weight loss by 15 pounds

Using a mobile app that tracks eating and activity helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Dec 10, 2012
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In pregnancy, diabetes-obesity combo a major red flag

Type 2 diabetes and obesity in pregnancy is a daunting duo, according to new research published this month in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. The study shows that both conditions independently contri ...

Jul 25, 2011
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Sowing the seeds of the obesity epidemic in babyhood

The growth charts pediatricians use at well-baby visits can predict a baby's risk for obesity later in life, finds a population-based study from Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Nov 07, 2011
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