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.

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.