Overweight

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%.

Jun 13, 2017, 08:46 AM IST
Women beware! Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy may up child obesity risk

Women beware! Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy may up child obesity risk

A new study has showed that babies born to women who drank at least diet beverages per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

The findings revealed that for every 11 cm increase in the waistline, the risk of obesity related cancers such as breast, bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, etc., escalates by 13 per cent.

May 24, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
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.

May 19, 2017, 22:05 PM IST
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.

May 02, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
Both obesity and underweight may increase risk of migraine in women

Both obesity and underweight may increase risk of migraine in women

A new study has found that both obesity and being underweight may increase the risk of developing migraine.

Apr 14, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Eman Ahmed's weight loss surgery: Few things to keep in mind before going for bariatric surgery

Eman Ahmed's weight loss surgery: Few things to keep in mind before going for bariatric surgery

Ahmed who weighed 500 kg earlier lost nearly 120 kg before the surgery which was performed at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital last week on March 7, 2017. 

Mar 15, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
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. 

Mar 13, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
India's big health issue of obesity: Proportion of overweight men doubled in 10 years

India's big health issue of obesity: Proportion of overweight men doubled in 10 years

According to the survey, the number of men (adults age 15-49 years) who are overweight or obese was 18.6 per cent while the NFHS-3 data collected in 2005-06 showed 9.3 per cent men were overweight or obese.

Mar 02, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Jogawat, who weights about 180 kilos, had said that he started to put on weight after he underwent a gall bladder surgery in 1993.

Feb 27, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
Those overweight at age 20, 60-80% more susceptible to develop stomach cancer in later life!

Those overweight at age 20, 60-80% more susceptible to develop stomach cancer in later life!

Carrying excess weight can trigger long-term reflux problems and heartburn that can lead to cancer.

Feb 16, 2017, 21:29 PM IST
You can fight obesity by looking at commercials of healthy foods – Know how!

You can fight obesity by looking at commercials of healthy foods – Know how!

This is a useful method which could help in countering obesity and related diseases.

Jan 28, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
'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.

Jan 27, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
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.

Jan 27, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
One out of three Indian kids has unhealthy BMI, reveals survey

One out of three Indian kids has unhealthy BMI, reveals survey

The survey found that 69 per cent girls have a healthy BMI compared to 62 per cent boys.

Jan 24, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery

As surgery can be some times dangerous for weight reduction, intragastric ballooning is a better option, especially for those excessively overweight, doctors said on Friday.

Jan 21, 2017, 00:30 AM IST
Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents considered them to be overweight at age four or five tended to gain more weight by age 14 or 15.

Jan 15, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Want to lose weight? Just alter your eating schedule!

Want to lose weight? Just alter your eating schedule!

With eTRF, people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and do not eat again until breakfast the next morning.

Jan 08, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
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.

Dec 08, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
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.

Nov 26, 2016, 16:12 PM IST