Category Archives: Obesity

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Excess Weight in Pre-Pregnancy Connected to Heavier Children

Recent findings from a British study have provided an explanation for why poor children are more likely to be overweight or obese than other kids – mothers who were overweight during pregnancy and mothers who smoked throughout their …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: High BMI as a Teen Could Increase Heart Disease Risk in Adulthood

A study completed at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center found a connection between teenage obesity and future heart troubles. Adults who were overweight or obese as adolescents had a higher risk of dying from stroke, coronary heart disease, and other …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Breakfast At School Doesn’t Increase Obesity

A new study has found that while the number of kids in New York City who eat breakfast at school is on the rise, the obesity rate is not. Free breakfasts have been available to New York City students …

Wal-Mart expansion may play role in America’s obesity epidemic

Not only can Wal-Mart take some blame for the loss of many locally-owned businesses, the chain’s Supercenters could also be responsible for the nation’s expanding waistlines.

According to researchers, the nation’s obesity problem directly corresponds to the rise of Wal-Mart, …

Healthy Mothers Less Likely to Have Obese Children By Brenda Neugent

The healthier a woman is before she becomes pregnant, the less likely her baby will develop obesity later in life, according to a new study from British researchers.

The University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit looked at …

Obesity And Depression Often Go Hand In Hand

There’s a distinct link between obesity and depression, according to a new report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
Experts reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 2005 to 2010, and found that about