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Excessive TV viewing can turn your kids into couch potatoes

Excessive TV viewing can turn your kids into couch potatoes

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:31

Parents need to closely monitor the TV time of their kids as research has bolstered the link between TV habits and obesity in kids.

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.

Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy raises risk of an obese child

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:07

Researchers have said that women, who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy, are at risk of having obese child.

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.

Early depression turns men into couch potatoes

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 16:12

Does your hubby spend most of his leisure time online or in front of the TV set to the extent of ignoring family? The reason may well be depression early on his life, a study suggests.

Scientists discover new obesity gene

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:34

Researchers have discovered that the obesity-associated elements within the gene FTO interact with IRX3, a distant gene on the genome that appears to be the functional obesity gene.

Pregnant women who think that they are `eating for two` gain excessive weight

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:34

A new study has found that overweight or obese women, who think that they are "eating for two", are more likely to experience excessive weight gain while pregnant.

Recent weight gain and diabetes may not be linked

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:18

Researchers have now questioned the common notion that type 2 diabetes is precipitated by substantial progressive weight gain.

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