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US tops the chart in worldwide obesity

US tops the chart in worldwide obesity

United States tops the list of the percentage of obese children and young adults, which constitute around 13% of the total population, followed by Egypt which led in term of adult obesity, with almost 35%.

Beware women! Gaining 1.74 kg per year can make you obese in late 40s

Beware women! Gaining 1.74 kg per year can make you obese in late 40s

The study found that women who gained 0.19 kg per year remained healthy weight, 0.84 kg/year became overweight and 1.74 kg/year became obese.

Work-out for the disabled in the form of an 'exercise pill'?

Work-out for the disabled in the form of an 'exercise pill'?

Scientists led by Ronald Evans at the Salk Institute in San Diego made the discovery after they set out to explore what endurance meant on the molecular level.

Overweight? Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

Overweight? Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

The more weight obese and overweight individuals lose, the better it could be for their knee joints, new study suggests.

Obesity rates swell in India: One-fifth of Indian women now overweight

Obesity rates swell in India: One-fifth of Indian women now overweight

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), one-fifth of Indian women, or 20.7 per cent to be precise, in the age group of 15-49 are overweight. 

Shobhaa De's mocking tweet on MP cop Daulatram Jogawat is a blessing in disguise – Know why

Shobhaa De's mocking tweet on MP cop Daulatram Jogawat is a blessing in disguise – Know why

Daulatram Jogawat shot to limelight after Mumbai-based columnist and author Shobhaa De tweeted an image of an overweight policeman.

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

A new study has revealed that severely obese people are more likely to die at home and are less likely to spend their last days in a home providing care.

'Fat shaming' increases health risks, including heart disease and diabetes

'Fat shaming' increases health risks, including heart disease and diabetes

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the US found that above and beyond the effects of body mass index (BMI) and depression, higher levels of weight bias internalisation were associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Healthcare is important to political and economic debate because inadequate public healthcare and healthcare expenses push an additional 55 million people back into poverty in India every year, according to a 2015 Lancet paper.

Approximately 5.5 billion people in the world are obese

Approximately 5.5 billion people in the world are obese

The researchers, including those from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, put forth a specific notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health.

Why obese individuals lack motivation to exercise?

Why obese individuals lack motivation to exercise?

Feeling too lazy to hit the gym or follow an exercise routine? 

Obesity: Five ways to prevent weight gain!

Obesity: Five ways to prevent weight gain!

Eat breakfast every day, it is the most important meal of a day.

World Anti-Obesity Day: Stay flab-free and healthy with these amazing tips!

World Anti-Obesity Day: Stay flab-free and healthy with these amazing tips!

Overweight and obesity are a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes.

Beware! Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may make children obese

Beware! Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may make children obese

Expectant mothers should not smoke during pregnancy as it increases the risk of children being obese.

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.