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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.

Obese people breathe in more air pollutants

A new research has suggested that overweight or obese adults can breathe 7-50 percent more air per day than an adult with healthy weight does, which makes them more vulnerable to air contaminants causing asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

Why parents fail to recognize child`s obesity

Researchers have revealed that more than 50 per cent of parents are not able to recognize that their child is overweight.

Three risk factors most highly correlated with child obesity identified

Researchers have identified the three most significant risk factors for child obesity among preschoolers: inadequate sleep, a parental BMI that classifies the mom or dad as overweight or obese, and parental restriction of a child`s eating in order to control his weight.

Sleep disturbances linked to poor quality of life in obese

A new research has showed that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.

High-fat, high-calorie diet linked to increased pancreatic cancer risk

A new study has found that mice made obese by high-calorie, high-fat diets develop abnormally high numbers of lesions known to be precursors to pancreas cancer.

Diabetics more likely to develop breast, colon cancer

A new study has warned that diabetes sufferers are more prone to developing breast and colon cancer and at an even higher risk of dying from them.

Cutting down sugar could reduce cancer risk in obese and diabetic people

Blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression in obese and diabetic people , a new study has found.

Sugary, starchy foods may lead to addiction

Eating sugary and starchy foods can lead to intense hunger and overeating, a new study has found.