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Brown fat breakthrough may be `holy grail` of weight loss

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:10

The first MRI scan to show `brown fat` in a living adult could pave way towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity.

Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:30

Did you know that obesity may result in deterioration of bone density and muscle mass? If not, pay heed, a study warns.

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.

Watch your weight to cut breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:36

Gear up for some physical exercise sessions as the risk of breast cancer may go up by 210 percent in obese and overweight women with a certain genetic marker, said a study.

Weight loss surgery can help overweight people treat type 2 diabetes

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:10

Weightloss surgery or gastric banding can play a crucial role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight. This information was a part of the research which was conducted by Monash University.

New anti-diet book claims `being fat makes you healthier`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:22

A recent study has shown that being fat may actually make you healthier and better able to fight off diseases than normal-weight counterparts.

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.

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