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Control pregnancy weight to avoid obesity in kids

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 19:58

Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher finds.

Morning sunlight may be secret of staying lean

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 16:18

A new study has revealed that people who are exposed to earlier sunlight are leaner than other people.

Men who started smoking before age 11 likelier to have fatter sons

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 10:50

Researchers have revealed men, who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their others by the time they were in their teens.

Obese kids likelier to have slower cognitive function

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:35

Researchers have found that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have erred and correct it.

Breast milk lowers obesity risk later in life

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:34

Researchers have found that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age.

`Carb breakdown` gene key player in obesity

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:02

Scientists have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity.

Underweight people at as high risk of dying as obese counterparts

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 12:37

Researchers have claimed that underweight people too are at the high risk of dying as obese people are.

Bariatric surgery reduces risk of uterine cancer by 71 percent

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 15:20

A new research has found that dramatic weight loss in formerly obese women resulting from bariatric surgery decreases the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent.

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