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.

Overweight people have greater brain tumour risk

Being overweight or obese may increase risk of a type of brain tumor called meningioma, new research has found.

Thinking that body fat can't be reduced more harmful

If you believe that you cannot reduce the fat around your belly by any means, give another thought as this may be bad for your overall wellbeing.

Firstborn girl may gain unhealthy weight

 Firstborn women are more likely to be obese as adults than their second-born sisters, finds the largest study of its kind in women.

The heights of fa(t)shion!

How do people even define the term 'fat'? Think about it. There are actually various versions of fat and all of them mixed up!  

Overweight? Don't ponder over it all the time

If you believe you are overweight or obese, chances are that rather than reducing weight, you may actually be adding extra kilos around your waistline.

Most obese people likely to stay fat

 Casting aspersions on the effectiveness of current weight management programmes focused on dieting and exercise, it has been found that chances of obese people recovering normal body weight are very slim, shows research.
 

'Carefree' fat teens do not think they are overweight

 Teenagers now-a-days don't worry about being overweight, or so claims a new study.

Obese cancer patients may live longer

Being overweight or obese may boost the survival chances of people diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer, says a new study.

Disrupted sleep can make you obese

A bad night's sleep can affect our ability to perform daily chores, leading to excessive food intake in both kids and adults, researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found.

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.