'Young adults in Indian cities not concerned about obesity'

Young adults in Indian cities are blissfully unaware of the dangers of obesity, a survey report here said Wednesday.

South Asian boys more likely to be overweight

South Asian boys are three times as likely to be overweight compared to their peers, says a Canada-based study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Even healthcare professionals struggle to identify obesity like common people

A new study has revealed that majority of people including healthcare professionals struggle to identify obesity.

Childhood obesity: How parents can help avoid their kids from being overweight!

Childhood obesity is a serious health condition that negatively affects children's health and well-being due to excess body fat.

World Diabetes Day 2014: Preventing diabetes in children!

The number of Indian kids diagnosed with diabetes is on the rise, which is a huge concern. This signifies lack of awareness levels about the disease in the country. 

Weight loss drugs could be counter-productive

Weight loss drugs and related weight loss remedies could be counter-productive as researchers, including an Indian-origin person, have found that those who believe in such remedies end up gaining more weight.

Walking workstations boost overall health

A research showed that walking workstations could improve not only your physical, but your mental health as well.

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.

Fried food increases diabetes risk during pregnancy

A new research has demonstrated that pregnant women who consume fried food on regular basis before conceiving are likelier to suffer from gestational diabetes.

People rarely face weight discrimination nowadays

A new study has revealed that only about 5 percent of people reported experiencing weight discrimination.

Family meals protect kids from obesity

Even having as few as one or two family meals a week during adolescence may protect your kids from being obese when they turn into adults, says a study.

One in 10 school children overweight in NCR

One in every 10 school children in the National Capital Region (NCR) between 13 and 16 years of age is overweight and therefore at a risk of developing heart diseases, a survey said Sunday.

Overweight people at bigger risk of stress-related diseases

A new research has found that people who are overweight face greater risk of developing stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Fat people fail to recognise abnormal weight

If you are fat, chances are that you would underestimate the size of your kids and vice versa, says a study.

Childhood obesity may cause asthma

It is more probable that childhood obesity contributes to asthma rather than the other way round, says a study.

First accurate measurements of ideal growth from conception to birth revealed

A recent study has explored the new international standards for fetal growth and newborn size, which give the first accurate measurements of ideal growth and development from conception to birth.

Overweight teens likelier to pick up smoking

A new study has suggested that overweight or obese teenagers are likelier to become regular smokers as compared to average weight teens.

How aspirin can help prevent breast cancer revealed

A new study has demonstrated that few breast cancer patients who used common antiinflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have drastically lower breast cancer recurrence rates.

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: Study

Being overweight boosts the risk of 10 common cancers, said a study of five million UK adults that prompted a call Thursday for tougher anti-obesity measures.

The stigma of being fat

Being overweight is a stigma in our society. Aren`t overweight people human beings? Why do people have wrong notions about fat people? I am overweight but does that necessarily mean that I am unhealthy? Obesity is a disease afflicting children in urban population and definitely on the rise in India. And being fat also does not imply being obese.