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Obese and lean children have different gut bacteria

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study.

Here's why teenagers become obese at puberty!

The study also found that teenagers exercise less during puberty, adding to the calorie excess that underlies obesity. 

Being obese or underweight ups risk of asthma in adolescents

Asthma is a lung condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Being obese can cause 13 types of cancer, say scientists

The findings showed that for most of the cancers on the newly expanded list, the higher the body-mass index, or BMI, the greater was the risk of developing cancers.

Humiliation bothers obese air travellers the most!

Humiliation bothers obese air travellers the most!

Feelings of shame and humiliation bother obese air passengers more than tight seat belts and tiny seats, says a study.

Better diet, exercise can benefit older overweight, obese diabetics

When you live with diabetes, regular exercise and better diet can help older overweight and obese adults improve glucose control, body composition, physical function and bone quality, according to a new study.

Heart attack patients getting more obese: Study

The study analysed heart disease risk factors among more than 3,900 patients who were treated for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) - the most severe and deadly type of heart attack - at Cleveland Clinic in the US between 1995 and 2014.

Young women in poor neighbourhoods at high obesity risk

 Adolescents, especially young women, who grow up and live in poor neighbourhoods are more likely to become or remain obese in adulthood than their peers who live in more affluent localities, says a study.

Being overweight can dampen your memory!

The study found a link between high body mass index (BMI) and poorer performance on a test of 'episodic memory'.

Breakfasting can help obese stay active

Increasing activity is one of the most important ways to improve health in our increasingly sedentary population, so the researchers suggest this could be a key benefit.

Are you obese? Cut down on siting time to reduce heart disease risk

Sedentary behaviour is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform.

Being 'lean and unfit' better than 'fat and fit'

With the limitation that the study cohort included only men, and relative early deaths, this data does not support the notion that 'fat but fit' is a benign condition.

Weight loss can protect knees

 Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new study.

'2 out of 5 Indian kids don't have healthy body mass index'

The study highlights how Indian schools are lagging in adequate playtime and fitness regime.

Fat around belly deadlier than being obese

Researchers found that normal-weight adults with central obesity have the worst long-term survival rate compared with any group, regardless of BMI.

It's you, not junk food

Candy, soda and fast food, which are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity, are not making Americans fat, according to a new study.

Most women unaware of alcohol's role in breast cancer

Most of the women were unable to name any risk factors for breast cancer at all.

Beware, your job could make you fat!

The sedentary lifestyle and stressfull environment that comes with longer working hours can make us gain excess weight.

Breast milk nutrients may influence obesity risk

HMOs, a natural component of breast milk, are known to play a role in helping to develop the infant immune system.

Obese? Your grandfather could be blamed for it

 If you are obese, diabetic or have cancer, do not just blame the DNA for it. There could be other mechanisms involved which play a key role in transferring environmental memories down generations, a new study says.