Here's how TV food adverts impact obese teens' eating habits

A new study has found that brains of obese teenagers are unusually susceptible to food commercials.

Now keep your appetite in check with this new obesity treatment

 A new study has shed light on a new treatment for potential obesity that targets the two sides of appetite i.e. hunger and feeling full.

Higher visibility of food around house linked to obesity

If you reduce the visibility of food around your house, chances of your family members turning obese may just reduce, suggests a new study.

Urine test can predict obesity risk

The chemicals in urine could hold a clue to who is likely to become obese in future, new research says.

Hide food at homes, if you want to shed weight

Having a low self-esteem related to one's weight and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen, may increase your likelihood of being obese, says a new research.

'Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help maintain a healthy weight'

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Head, R&D and Technical Services, VLCC Health Care Ltd, talked to Salome Phelamei of Zee Media Corp, on how eating better, being more physically active can help a person avoid being overweight and to stay healthy.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction improves quality of life in obese women

A new study has revealed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves quality of life in obese women and may decrease fasting glucose.

Major weight loss decreases risk of asthma attacks

Substantial weight loss through procedures such as bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of asthma attacks - also called exacerbations - in obese patients with asthma, new research has found.

Weight shaming backfires: Study

 Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that portraying overweight individuals negatively in the media may lead them to gaining more weight.

Reducing physical activity hampers vascular function

A new research shows that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decrease in the functioning of inner lining of blood vessels in legs of young people.

Chronic lack of sleep, sleep-related breathing problems may double obesity risk in kids

A new study has revealed that sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15.

Occupational sitting tied to increased likelihood of obesity in women

A new study has revealed that occupational sitting is tied to increased likelihood of obesity in women, especially among black women.

Brain turns 'white fat into brown fat' to aid weight loss

A new study has uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating that transforms white fat into brown fat.

Sleepless teens likelier to get obese

A new study has demonstrated that teenagers who get less than six hours of sleep a night might be at risk of being obese as compared to their peers who sleep more than eight hours.

Why obese workers get tired sooner

Workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts, says a study.

Get enough sleep to protect your kids from obesity

Wish to protect your children from obesity? Then, make sure that you get enough sleep everyday as a new study has linked parental sleep to children`s health.

Secret to longevity revealed

A landmark study of thousands of members of a retirement community in Southern California is revealing factors that may contribute to living longer.

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

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

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

Obese kids at greater risk of injuries, surgery complications

Obese children might suffer more serious elbow injuries when they fall and have greater complications after surgery than normal kids, a new study claims.