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Though Exercise in the U.S. is Up, So is Obesity

Food control is the missing link, experts say. Although Americans are exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand, University of Washington researchers report. continue reading »

Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

Study tied users' online interests in U.S. regions to obesity rates. Analyzing Facebook users' interests could help public health researchers predict, track a continue reading »

Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Study suggests you'll cut pounds while saving gasoline. If weight loss is your New Year's resolution, making another vow -- to drive less in 2013 -- could help, a new study suggests. continue reading »

HEALTH TIP: Are You at Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity - Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can't control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices -- factors you can control -- are a big part of the equation, too. continue reading »

Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids’ Diabetes Risk: Study

Just 20 minutes a day improved insulin resistance of overweight children. Getting plenty of aerobic exercise can help overweight children reduce their risk of diabetes, according to a new study. continue reading »

Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes

Specialized treatment may be needed to improve quality of life, researchers suggest. Nearly 50 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes say they have acute and chronic pain, and ab continue reading »

Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology. Scientists have identified 10 new regions of DNA linked to type 2 diabetes, bringing the total number of genes and gene region continue reading »

Obesity Rates Rise Among Mexican-Americans: Report

25-year survey results shed light on nutrition and health changes. The obesity rate among Mexican-American adults aged 20 to 74 increased from about 21 percent to nearly 35 percent between 1982 and 2006, a new federal report reveals. continue reading »

Health Tip: Opt for a Healthy Weight-Loss Plan

Avoid fad diets. Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss. continue reading »

Cardiologists: 35 Mil Mexicans at High Risk for Heart Attacks

“Thirty percent of adult Mexicans are hypertensive – that is to say, some 20 million people, of whom some 7 million don’t know or take care of themselves,” said cardiologist Eugenio Ruesga while he presented his book “Cardiopatia.” In his book he compiled articles on heart disease from 200 Latin American physicians. continue reading »