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Whole grain diet may lower risk of heart disease: Study

 A new study found that whole grain diet helps to reduce the risk of developing heart disease in overweight and obese adults who are under the age of 50.

Want to stay slim? Go, tie the knot

Want to stay slim? Go, tie the knot

The study also found that married men were less likely to suffer metabolic syndrome.

Obese patients with kidney cancer may live longer: Study

Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. BMI is the ratio of weight in kilograms divided by the squared height in meters.

Genes influence how you feel about your weight

Do you feel overweight even if you are actually not? If yes, you may have your genes inherited from parents to blame, suggests new research.

Lower education, income level may up obesity in young adults

Teenagers of normal weight or young adults who live in neighbourhoods with lower education or income levels are at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a new study says.

This is what childhood obesity can do to your child's health now, later!

Obesity does not only affect your child's physical health, but also have adverse effects on their social and emotional well-being.

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.

Want to lose weight? Make friends with thin people!

The findings, published in the journal Obesity, were based on an analysis of 9,335 people aged between 18 to 65 years and tracked the participants' self-reported social networking changes and body mass outcomes for a year.

Overweight twins may up diabetes risk

During a follow-up period of on average 12.4 years, differences between the twins were compared when it comes to incidents of mortality, heart attack and type 2 diabetes.

Overweight teenagers at higher risk of liver diseases later

The study showed that adolescent males with a body mass index (BMI) above 25 are at a 64 per cent increased risk of developing severe liver diseases and liver cell cancer in their late lives. 

What happens when you comment on your daughter's weight!

The findings suggest that commenting about girls' weight can have a negative impact later in life.

India's Olympic farce: After Vinesh Phogat, another overweight wrestler disqualified

India's Olympic farce: After Vinesh Phogat, another overweight wrestler disqualified

Gurpreet weighed 500gm more than what was stipulated to be eligible for the Greco-Roman 75kg category competition.

Obese people too can keep those lost kilos off

Dropping fat and keeping it off can be difficult for obese people, but a recent study suggests that they too can maintain a stable weight loss.

Unhealthy food's presence sways overweight people's choices

Suggesting overweight people to eat healthily may be a futile step as a recent study has found that their brains override rational advice when presented with real food.

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.

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.


Obese women using oral contraceptives at stroke risk

 Overweight women using oral birth pills are likely to have an increased risk of a rare type of stroke, suggests a study.

Having younger siblings can lessen your kid's chance of being overweight

A child who does not have a sibling is three times more likely to become overweight by the time he/she attains the age of 5 or 6.

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'.

BMI an inaccurate health indicator; mislabels millions of healthy people as 'obese'

The study led by UCLA psychologists has found that the use of BMI to assess a person's health has led to more than 54 million Americans as 'obese' and 'unhealthy', even though they are not.