Obesity could protect against dementia: Study

Middle-aged obese people have nearly 30 per cent lower risk of developing dementia than people of a healthy weight, a surprising new study has claimed.

Being underweight in mid-life increases risk of dementia in later life

Want to stave off dementia? Add some flab to reduce the risk of dementia later in life.

India has third-highest number of obese people: Study

India has the third-highest number of obese and overweight people (11 percent of adolescents, and 20 percent of all adults) after US and China, a recent study mapping global malnutrition trends has revealed.

Which weight loss diet works best for you revealed

 A new study has revealed that there are very few commercial weight-loss programs that show evidence of effectiveness in the long-term.

Parents unable to recognise if child is overweight

Parents with obese children may not be able to recognise their child is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Fat stigma actually makes obesity smell foul

A new study has revealed that looking at an image of an overweight or obese person could influence one's sense of smell.

Weight shaming backfires: Study

 Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that portraying overweight individuals negatively in the media may lead them to gaining more weight.

It's official! Losing weight is no piece of cake

We all find it difficult to meet our weight loss resolutions, and now a new study has made it official that it is indeed tough to shed those extra kilos.

Mobile app helps diagnose obesity, depression

Researchers have found that a mobile app equipped with evidence-based guidelines can help nurses better identify people with problems of obesity and depression, leading to higher diagnosis rates.

World failed miserably in tackling obesity epidemic during last decade: Lancet

A new study has recently revealed that there has been unacceptably slow global progress against obesity over the last decade.

Reducing physical activity hampers vascular function

A new research shows that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decrease in the functioning of inner lining of blood vessels in legs of young people.

Health motivates teenagers to lose weight

Overweight teenagers begin weight-loss exercises not to impress their friends or on parents' advice but for health reasons, finds a study.

Obesity may cut lifespan by up to eight years

Being overweight and obesity have the potential to decrease life expectancy of individuals by up to eight years, says an alarming study, adding that being overweight could be as bad as cigarette smoking.

'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.