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06 Jul

Only 7% of Americans in Good Cardiometabolic Health, Study Finds

Surges in obesity, diabetes and other key cardiometabolic factors may be leading the U.S. into a health crisis, researchers say .

15 Jun

HealthDay Now: The ‘Path Towards a Cure’ for Diabetes at ADA 2022

As the American Diabetes Association concluded its 82nd Scientific Sessions, HealthDay’s Mabel Jong was joined by Dr. Robert Gabbay, the ADA’s chief scientific and medical officer. Dr. Gabbay discussed highlights from the conference, including new drugs and devices, the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19, and how much progress has been made in the path towards a cure.

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06 Oct
Late-Night Meals Especially Bad for Weight Gain: Study

Late-Night Meals Especially Bad for Weight Gain: Study

Your fondness for midnight snacks has caused you to pack on the pounds over the years, and now researchers have a better understanding of why.

While late-night eating has long been linked with an increased risk for obesity, researchers weren't sure exactly how it caused ...

05 Oct
Firefighters Show Fasting Diets Can Work for Shift Workers

Firefighters Show Fasting Diets Can Work for Shift Workers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- "Time-restricted" eating is a popular way to lose weight, and a new study suggests it can offer shift-workers a way to eat more healthfully.

Time-restricted eating is a form of

29 Sep
Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Eating well and exercising can make for a longer life, and that holds true for former smokers, too, a new study shows.

Researchers found that of nearly 160,000 former smokers, those who exercised, ate healthfully and limited their drinking were less likely to die over th...

23 Sep
Knee Trouble? Losing Weight May Help Slow Arthritis

Knee Trouble? Losing Weight May Help Slow Arthritis

Losing excess weight may not only help prevent knee arthritis, but also slow its progression in people who already have the condition, a recent study suggests.

Researchers found that among over 9,000 middle-aged and older adults, those who managed to shed some extra weig...

23 Sep
Not Just Obesity: Everyone May Have a 'Fat Threshold' for Type 2 Diabetes

Not Just Obesity: Everyone May Have a 'Fat Threshold' for Type 2 Diabetes

If you are one of the millions of people with type 2 diabetes, losing weight can help reverse the blood sugar disease even if you aren’t overweight or obese, new research reveals.

Here's the proof: 70% ...

19 Sep
Diets Haven't Improved Much Worldwide, and U.S. Remains Near Bottom of List

Diets Haven't Improved Much Worldwide, and U.S. Remains Near Bottom of List

Despite everything people have learned about good nutrition, folks around the world aren't eating much healthier than they were three decades ago, a new global review has concluded.

Diets are still closer to a poor score of zero -- with loads of sugar and processed meats...

16 Sep
Weight-Loss Surgery Has Long-Term Benefits for Pain, Mobility

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Long-Term Benefits for Pain, Mobility

Bariatric surgery aims to help severely obese patients shed significant weight, and now new research shows that many can also look forward to lasting pain relief and mobility.

Though many patients regain some weight in the first couple of years after

15 Sep
Sugary Drinks Could Raise Your Odds for Fatal Cancers: Study

Sugary Drinks Could Raise Your Odds for Fatal Cancers: Study

New research offers yet another reason why Americans should cut back on their soda consumption: Drinking too many sugary beverages may in...

14 Sep
Cancers in People Under 50 Are Rising Worldwide

Cancers in People Under 50 Are Rising Worldwide

Cancers among younger adults are a growing global problem and are likely related to factors like poor diet, obesity and inactivity, a new research review finds.

Since the 1990s, researchers say, rates of various cancers have been rising in many countries among people und...

14 Sep
Pregnancy Undermines Body Image in Half of Women

Pregnancy Undermines Body Image in Half of Women

Many women are unhappy with how their bodies look both during and after pregnancy, and it's an issue that can trigger postpartum depression and

11 Sep
Talking to Your Child About Weight, But Avoiding Stigma

Talking to Your Child About Weight, But Avoiding Stigma

Helping a child deal with a weight issue, while avoiding negativity about their body image, can be challenging, one expert says.

Yet, obesity affects 20% of American children, causing harm to ...

09 Sep
Are Big Breakfasts Really the Key to ​Weight Loss?

Are Big Breakfasts Really the Key to ​Weight Loss?

Dieters who believe that eating a big breakfast followed by a small dinner is the surest way to lose weight will likely be very disappointed by the findings of a new, small study.

What did the researchers discover? Eating the largest meal early in the day is unlikely to ...

08 Sep
Do Taxes on Soda Really Lower Sugar Intake?

Do Taxes on Soda Really Lower Sugar Intake?

New research suggests that good intentions may not always be enough when it comes to public health.

According to the study of the consequences of

29 Aug
Hypertension in Pregnancy Is Getting More Common for Gen Z Women

Hypertension in Pregnancy Is Getting More Common for Gen Z Women

Gen Zers and millennials are about twice as likely to develop high blood pressure during pregnancy than women from the baby boom generation were, a new study finds. This includes conditions such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension.

It's usually believed that the...

24 Aug
Too Little Sleep Could Have Teens Piling on Pounds

Too Little Sleep Could Have Teens Piling on Pounds

New research suggests that not getting enough sleep may doom adolescents and teens to obesity and poorer health as they enter adulthood.

22 Aug
Are You Among the 'Diet-Resistant'? Workouts May Be Key to Weight Loss

Are You Among the 'Diet-Resistant'? Workouts May Be Key to Weight Loss

"You can't run from the fork."

It's an old weight-loss saying, reminding folks that diet is more important than exercise when it comes to shedding excess pounds.

But is that true for everyone?

New research suggests there's a category of "diet-resistant" peop...

02 Aug
8/8 -- Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier: Study

8/8 -- Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier: Study

Women who are their own bosses might have healthier hearts to show for it, a new study suggests.

The study, of more than 4,600 working U.S. women, found that those who were self-employed typically got more exercise and were less likely to be

28 Jul
More Than Half of Young U.S. Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition

More Than Half of Young U.S. Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition

Obesity, depression, high blood pressure, asthma: These are just a few of the chronic health conditions that are now affecting almost 40 million Americans between the ages 18 and 34, new federal d...

28 Jul
More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

A growing number of younger American adults are dying of heart failure, with Black Americans being the hardest-hit, a new study finds.

Heart failure

27 Jul
PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Cost the U.S. Billions

PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Cost the U.S. Billions

They are called "forever chemicals" because they linger in the human body and can contribute to the risk of everything from cancer to childhood obesity.

Now, new research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (

26 Jul
Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart Failure

Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart Failure

About 30% of adults around the world have a buildup of fat in the liver, a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Now an international team of researchers has linked that condition to a heightened risk of heart failure.

NAFLD, as it is called for shor...

25 Jul
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb Among U.S. Kids, Teens

Obesity Rates Continue to Climb Among U.S. Kids, Teens

For the first time ever, more than 1 in 5 American kids is obese.

From 2011 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2020, rates of obesity rose for kids between 2 and 5 years of age as well as 12- to 19-year-olds, a new analysis of nationwide health survey data shows. And the upt...

19 Jul
Fewer Americans Are Dying of Heart Disease Than a Decade Ago

Fewer Americans Are Dying of Heart Disease Than a Decade Ago

Deaths from heart-related causes have dropped over the past 20 years, though differences persist by race and ethnicity as well as where people live and their access to care.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which partially funded the research, detailed the r...

19 Jul
Who'll Get Long COVID? Just a Look at a Patient Gives Clues

Who'll Get Long COVID? Just a Look at a Patient Gives Clues

Sometimes just looking at a person can give clues to their likelihood of developing long COVID after a bout with the virus.

For example, obese people are five times more likely to suffer

11 Jul
Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

Genes can put some men at heightened risk of prostate cancer, but a new study suggests they can undo much of that potential harm with a healthy lifestyle.

Researchers found that among men at increased ge...

06 Jul
About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

Despite reports that rates of childhood obesity are decreasing, kids seem to be packing on pounds at younger ages.

In 1998, just under 73% of children entering kindergarten in 1998 had a normal body mass index (BMI), while 15.1% were overweight, and 12% were obese.

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05 Jul
COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID vaccination is highly protective against severe disease in people of all body weights, new British research finds.

The study of over 9 million adults found that those who'd received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were strongly protected against hospitalization or ...

05 Jul
Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

The obesity epidemic isn't slowing down anytime soon, and new research delivers even worse news: Most American adults have not only gained more weight, but they gained most of it earlier in life.

The statistics were grim: More than half of Americans in the representative...

05 Jul
Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Less than 7% of U.S. adults are in good cardiometabolic shape, and new research warns the trend is only getting worse.

Cardiometabolic health is an umbrella term t...

05 Jul
Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

Most U.S. children and adults have poor scores for heart health, according to a new assessment tool called "Life's Essential 8."

Fewer than 30% of 2- to 19-year-olds had high scores for cardiovascular health on the new American Heart Association scoring tool. And their s...

22 Jun
Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Keeping your bedroom dark not only helps you get a good night's sleep, but may significantly lower your odds of developing three major health problems, a new study suggests.

Older men and women who used night lights, or left their TV, smartphone or tablet on in the room ...

20 Jun
U.S. Death Rate From Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Triples Over Two Decades

U.S. Death Rate From Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Triples Over Two Decades

Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cir...

15 Jun
Want Reliable Diet Advice? Don't Head to TikTok

Want Reliable Diet Advice? Don't Head to TikTok

A new study warns that the social media giant TikTok is filled with confusing and wrong information about the heart-healthy, plant-based approach to eating dubbed the Mediterranean diet.

For the study, researchers analyzed 200 videos posted to the platform last August. T...

14 Jun
Bitter or Savory, Taste Genes Could Influence Your Diet

Bitter or Savory, Taste Genes Could Influence Your Diet

People who have never outgrown an aversion to broccoli, or an addiction to potato chips, can place part of the blame on their genes, preliminary research suggests.

The study, of over 6,200 adults, turned up correlations between certain taste-related genes and people's pr...

08 Jun
Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Lower Odds for Many Cancers

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Lower Odds for Many Cancers

Dropping a load of pounds through weight-loss surgery can significantly decrease your risk of developing or dying from cancer, according to three new studies.

Obese folks who underwent bariatric surgery were at least two times less likely to develop certain types of canc...

06 Jun
Obesity in Teen Years Might Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

Obesity in Teen Years Might Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Now, a large new study adds to evidence that it also contributes to the much less common type 1 diabetes.

The study, of nearly 1.5 million Israeli teenagers, found that those who were

06 Jun
New Weight-Loss Drug Looks Good in Trial

New Weight-Loss Drug Looks Good in Trial

A newly approved drug for type 2 diabetes may be a game-changer for treating obesity, too.

Given as a shot once a week, tirzepatide works on two naturally occurring hormones that help tell the brain that you are full. It may be as effective as weight-loss surgery.

...

03 Jun
Surprising Factors That Raise (or Lower) Your Odds for COVID-19

Surprising Factors That Raise (or Lower) Your Odds for COVID-19

A new study offers some unexpected conclusions about what factors might influence your chances of getting COVID-19.

What did it find? People with food allergies have a lower risk of infec...

19 Nov
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby's chances of developing asthma or allergies?

Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact.

"We did find that there was a link bet...

17 Nov
Demand for Liver Transplant Rises Sharply Among Older Americans

Demand for Liver Transplant Rises Sharply Among Older Americans

More older folks are winding up on liver transplant waiting lists than ever before, as obesity and alcoholism supersede hepatitis C as the main cause of liver failure in the United States.

The percentage of liver transplant candidates aged 65 or older rose from 9% in the...

15 Oct
Americans Are Eating More Ultra-Processed Foods

Americans Are Eating More Ultra-Processed Foods

Americans' increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods is putting their health at risk, researchers warn.

Ultra-processed foods are ready-to-eat or heat, include additives, and contain little, if any, whole foods. They include frozen pizza, soda, fast food, sweets, s...

30 Sep
Obese? Lose Lots of Weight, Watch Your Heart Risks Drop

Obese? Lose Lots of Weight, Watch Your Heart Risks Drop

It's no secret that excess weight is bad for the heart. But a new study suggests that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight may reverse the related cardiovascular risks.

Researchers found the odds for high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol were simil...

09 Jul
Is Your Kid a Fast or Slow Eater? Personality Might Tell

Is Your Kid a Fast or Slow Eater? Personality Might Tell

Could your children's eating habits be a reflection of their personalities?

A new study finds a link between the two, but researchers say it's not clear exactly how they influence each other.

They found that slow eaters are less likely to be extroverted and im...

16 Jun
Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk, Even After Weight Loss

Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk, Even After Weight Loss

In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s.

These teens are also more likely to have other health issues down the road, r...

14 Jun
Teasing People About Weight Can Help Bring on Eating Disorders

Teasing People About Weight Can Help Bring on Eating Disorders

What can make a young person vulnerable to eating disorders? Teasing them about any extra pounds they may carry, researchers say.

"Our findings add to the growing evidence that weight-based mistreatment is not helpful and is often harmful to the health of young people," ...

24 May
Lost Weight? One Factor Can Keep It From Returning

Lost Weight? One Factor Can Keep It From Returning

Losing weight is hard, and keeping it off can be even harder. Now, a new study suggests that sitting less might make all the difference.

People who maintained their weight loss spent about three hours less each day sitting than did folks who were obese and stayed that wa...

09 Apr
Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: Study

Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: Study

Obese women can be more likely to have heavy monthly periods, and now new research hints at why.

In addition to stirring up inflammation, excess weight may slow down the uterine repair process, U.K. researchers reported. Menstruation occurs when the lining of the uterus ...

10 Feb
Obesity Helps Drive Half of New Diabetes Cases Among Americans

Obesity Helps Drive Half of New Diabetes Cases Among Americans

Obesity is the culprit in up to half of new diabetes cases among Americans each year, a new study estimates.

Researchers found that over nearly two decades, obesity contributed to anywhere from 30% to 53% of new type 2 diabetes diagnoses among middle-aged and older Ameri...

11 Jan
Plant-Based Diet Brings Better 'Microbiome,' Healthier Life

Plant-Based Diet Brings Better 'Microbiome,' Healthier Life

A plant-based diet is linked to healthy gut microbes that could lower your risk for conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds.

"This study demonstrates a clear association between specific microbial species in the gut, certain foods, a...

22 Dec
Obesity's Influence on Colon Cancer Risk May Vary by Gender: Study

Obesity's Influence on Colon Cancer Risk May Vary by Gender: Study

Obesity affects colon cancer risk differently in women and men, new research reveals.

British researchers analyzed data from more than 58,000 people with colon cancer and nearly 68,000 without.

The takeaway: A higher body mass index (BMI, an estimate of body fat ba...

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