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Kids` waist circumference can predict metabolic disease risk: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 15:35

Attention parents, the circumference of your child`s waist can now predict if he or she is likely to suffer from metabolic diseases.

Child`s waist can predict metabolic diseases: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 17:51

The waist circumference of a child can be helpful in predicting if he is suffering from metabolic diseases, according to a study.

Large waist tied to poor health

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 22:33

Having a big belly is detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new study has warned.

Five numbers to remember to keep your heart healthy

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 10:57

Apart from pass codes, phone numbers, social security numbers, clothing sizes and addresses, heart experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggest that there are five more you need to know to help keep your cardiovascular system healthy.

Five new genes linked to belly fat identified

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 18:24

In a breakthrough, that could help in treating obesity, scientists have identified five new genes linked to belly fat.

Blame your genes for your beer bellies

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 15:45

A team of researchers has identified five new genes associated with increased waist-to-hip ratio, potentially moving a step closer to developing a medication to treat obesity or obesity-related diseases.

Obesity linked to higher risk of hearing loss in women

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 14:36

A new research has revealed that a higher body mass index (BMI) and larger waist circumference are each associated with higher risk of hearing loss, while a higher level of physical activity is linked to lower risk of hearing loss in women.

Menopause does create `spare tyre` around waist

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 18:25

Hitting menopause causes women to lose their natural supply of the female hormone oestrogen, resulting in a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist, researchers have found.

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