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Obesity may push U.S. health costs above Europe: study (Reuters)

Reuters - Nearly twice as many U.S. adults are obese compared to European, a key factor leading Americans to suffer more often from cancer, diabetes and other chronic ailments, a study released on Tuesday found.
High-carb diet may help you think faster (Reuters)

Reuters - A low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet and a high-carbohydrate/low-fat diet both improve weight loss, enhance mood, and speed thinking, a study shows, but the low-carb diet may offer less benefit in terms of the rate of cognitive processing.
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity (HealthDay)

HealthDay - TUEDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyles with too little movement, too much TV exposure and way too much junk food are pushing U.S. children toward a life of overweight and obesity, a collection of new studies finds.
Incisionless surgery revises stomach bypass (Reuters)

Reuters - When weight loss stalls or other problems arise years after gastric bypass, the surgery can be successfully revised with an incisionless, from-the-inside approach, researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus report.
Why are U.S. kids obese? Just look around them (Reuters)

Reuters - Tough choices tempt kids at every turn -- whether it is soda in school, junk food ads on TV or the fast-food chain around the corner -- and school policies limiting physical activity only make matters worse, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
Diet Change Can Curb Fatty Liver Disease (HealthDay)

HealthDay - FRIDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Diets high in quick-burning carbohydrates may cause fatty liver disease, which can lead to liver failure and death, according to a study in mice by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.
Overweight kids show heart risks as teens (Reuters)

Reuters - Overweight children may show a collection of risk factors for heart disease by the time they are teenagers, a new study shows.
Childhood Obesity Epidemic a Long-Term Challenge (HealthDay)

HealthDay - THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- In the 1980s and '90s, Americans tried to control their weight by watching their cholesterol by cutting dietary fat and substituting carbohydrates. They paid little mind to total calories and physical activity. And guess what happened to their waistlines -- and their children's?
Obesity on the menu for US presidential hopefuls (AFP)

AFP - US presidential hopefuls from both sides of the political divide are dishing out their plans for fighting obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions and is putting enormous strain on the health care system.
Obesity Won't Affect Seniors' Memory (HealthDay)

HealthDay - WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight or obese doesn't increase the odds that seniors will experience memory trouble, a new study finds.
Gestational diabetes ups obesity risk in offspring (Reuters)

Reuters - Children born to mothers who developed diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers, according to a new study.
Obesity may raise the risk of stillbirth (Reuters)

Reuters - Obese pregnant women may have an increased risk of losing their baby relatively late in pregnancy, and black women appear particularly at risk, a large study suggests.
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart (HealthDay)

HealthDay - WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving more than 300,000 people finds that being overweight independently increases a person's risk of coronary disease.
Higher gasoline price seen trimming down Americans (Reuters)

Reuters - Higher U.S. gasoline prices may slim more than just wallets, according to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.
Pay obese to lose weight, Australian doctors urge (AFP)

AFP - Overweight people should be paid to attend weight-loss programmes to reduce the impact the growing obesity epidemic is having on the healthcare system, a group of Australian doctors said Wednesday.
Uterus lining involved in obese women's infertility (Reuters)

Reuters - The lining of the uterus or "endometrium" appears to play a small but significant role in reducing fertility among women who are overweight, Spanish researchers report.
"Skinny" gene keeps mice lean, study finds (Reuters)

Reuters - A gene that keeps mice and fruit flies lean might offer a way to prevent obesity and diabetes in people, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
One Dutch child in five obese by 2015 (AFP)

AFP - One child in five will be obese in the Netherlands by 2015, according to a study carried out by the Nicis research institute in the country's major cities, the Dutch news agency ANP reported Tuesday.
Obese U.S. youngsters suffer iron deficiency: study (Reuters)

Reuters - Overweight U.S. children run an alarmingly high risk of iron deficiency, a condition which can lead to learning and behavior problems, researchers said on Tuesday.

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