Bulging bellies increase sudden heart attack death risk

 A new study has linked midriff bulge to heightened risk of sudden, often fatal, heart malfunction.

Obesity may cut lifespan by up to eight years

Being overweight and obesity have the potential to decrease life expectancy of individuals by up to eight years, says an alarming study, adding that being overweight could be as bad as cigarette smoking.

40 percent of Indian kids don't have healthy BMI: Study

A countrywide study showed that 40 percent of Indian kids do not have a healthy body mass index (BMI) and warned that the current generation was heading towards an “unhealthy future”.

Exercise reduces risk of breast cancer: Researchers

Everybody is aware of the fact that exercise is good for your health, but very few know that it can help in preventing breast cancer too, says an expert.

'Get Lucky' bags 'BMI song of the year' title
'Get Lucky' bags 'BMI song of the year' title

' Get Lucky' was recently awarded the song of the year title by licensing body Broadcast Music Inc ( BMI) at an award ceremony for songwriters who got the most airplays on US radio and TV.

Waistline still expanding among US adults: Study

Although the obesity rate calculated from body mass index (BMI) figures has not gone up significantly, the waistlines of US adults, especially that of women, continue to expand, says a study.

Want to shed extra kilos? Join social media

Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research.

Not salt but high BMI triggers hyper-tension

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, check your Body Mass Index (BMI) first as a new study indicates sodium intake has less impact on overall health than previously thought.

Galloping obesity rates fueling uncontrollable diabetes epidemic

A new study has revealed that increase in obesity cases has also contributed in boosting the prevalence of diabetes.

Fat is more dangerous for South Asians: Study

The main difference between Caucasians and South Asians comes down to how much space there is to store fat in the body and where it holes up.

Adolescent BMI may predict later obesity-related disease

Researchers have found that an elevated BMI at age 17 may be predictive of coronary heart disease in adulthood.

Too high or too low a BMI influences risk of death

The study of 1mn Asians was conducted by Wei Zheng at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville.

Reduction in BMI helps lower BP in obese kids

A new study has revealed overweight children with higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who have the same increase in BMI but normal-weight.

Forget BMI, the new measure of obesity is BVI

The new measure of obesity to be launched is called BVI (body volume index).

Body fat predicts the risk of diabetes better than BMI

The development of diabetes is influenced by visceral fat tissue.