How does obesity take its toll on distant organs?

How obesity causes disease in the organs that are distant from those where the fat accumulates is not well-known. Now, a team of scientists has taken an important step towards understanding the links between obesity and the related, yet physically distant, diseases it causes.

Unhealthy snacking at workplace can lead to obesity

Many companies provide free snacks and beverages to incentivise productivity and boost morale of its employees. However, unhealthy snacking may cause an office obesity epidemic.

Surprising health benefits of orange-grape fusion!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: We all know that grapes and oranges are packed with rich nutrients and high antioxidants. Recently Warwick University researchers discovered that a mixture of red grapes and oranges can ward off obesity, diabetes and heart diseases.


Eat grapes to help lower obesity risk

According to researchers, grapes may also help counter the negative effects of a high fat diet, including heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

More women opt for silicon balloon implants to lose weight: Doctors

 With obesity on the rise among women, experts have said that silicon balloon implants in the stomach are becoming popular among young women in order to reduce their appetite.

New weapon in war against obesity

A team of scientists has uncovered a potential approach to combat obesity in those prone to weight gain.

These are the worst times of day for being sedentary!

Nowadays, however, many people are becoming increasingly conscious about their bodies and many can also be seen wearing fitness trackers on their wrists.

Obesity, diabetes in pregnancy hastens early foetus growth

They found that the fetuses of women subsequently diagnosed with gestational diabetes grew excessively prior to diagnosis, between 20 and 28 weeks.

Weight-loss surgery, a cure for diabetes

Peters noted that weight-loss surgery is dramatically more effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetes than a conventional treatment of diet changes and medication.

Diabetes drug may help obese, overweight adults lose weight

The results showed that blood glucose levels of the group that underwent liraglutide prescription dropped to normal and their waist circumference was found to be smaller.

Steroid use can turn 'good' fat into 'bad'

The research indicated that prednisolone could be enhancing conversion of energy from a meal into stored "bad" fat while not allowing brown fat to do its work of turning energy into heat.

Beat obesity with safe, non-surgical weight loss treatment

All patients demonstrated weight loss and dramatic hunger reduction levels after undergoing the treatment. 

Obesity linked to asthma risk in women

A recent conducted at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has claimed that obesity and PCOS ( Polycystic ovary syndrome) are independently linked with asthma in women.

Shocking! World now has more obese people than underweight

According to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI), the number of obese people worldwide had risen from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014.


Exposure to air pollution leads to obesity: Study

At eight weeks old, female and male rats exposed to the pollution were 10 percent and 18 percent heavier respectively than those exposed to clean air.

Education may not cut obese women's risk of depression

 Even highly educated obese women have double the risk of depression compared with women of normal weight and same educational attainment, finds a new study.

Weak gut may trigger Type 2 diabetes, obesity

 A weak ecosystem of bacteria in human gut due to a poor dietary diversity is likely to trigger diseases like Type 2 diabetes and obesity, finds new research, suggesting people to eat a balanced, diversed diet.

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.

Punjabis fattest in India; Tripura and Meghalaya men leanest: Govt

According to the Times of India, JP Nadda told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, that Punjabis are the most obese people in the country, while men from Tripura and women from Meghalaya are the leanest.

Peanut butter can help keep extra kilos at bay

The researchers conclude that afterschool programs and schools can replace energy dense, unhealthy snacks with peanuts to provide a healthier alternative for children (researchers in the study ensured students did not suffer from nut allergies).