Plus-size models fuel obesity, says study

On a day we saw actor Parineeti Chopra’s dramatic new photoshoot to announce to the world how much weight she’s lost in the last few months, comes this new debate: Can plus-size models be held responsible for triggering an obesity epidemic in the world?

Dec 11, 2015, 13:10 PM IST

Sperm tells tales of your diet before conception

 If you are planning a baby, do not just sermon your wife to eat well but control your diet first. According to a fascinating study, sperm carries key information about what new dads gulped down before the conception.

Dec 04, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Weight loss can protect knees

 Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new study.

Nov 30, 2015, 18:55 PM IST
Graphene improves microphone sensitivity by 30 times

Graphene improves microphone sensitivity by 30 times

Scientists have developed a graphene-based microphone which is nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Short bursts of exercise make diabetics fitter quicker

 Researchers found that short bursts of high-intensity exercise improved cholesterol, blood sugar and weight among Type 2 diabetes patients.

Nov 11, 2015, 09:41 AM IST

Weight discrimination may cut short your life

The results confirm previous studies that had indicated that teasing a person to lose weight has the opposite effect over the long-term.

Oct 16, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Teenage night owls at high obesity risk

 If your teenage kid loves to spend night time with gadgets, ask him or her to reduce this habit as this may make him fat in just five years' time.

Oct 02, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

More obesity among higher educated in poor countries

 In poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated, while in rich countries, obesity is more common among the lesser educated, new research has found.

Oct 01, 2015, 20:48 PM IST

Gut bacteria key to good cholesterol, heart health

Bacteria living in your gut may impact your weight, fat and good cholesterol levels - necessary to help maintain a healthy heart.

Sep 11, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Thinking you are born fat or thin is bad for health

A new study has revealed that those who think that weight is not in their control have less healthy BMIs, make poorer food choices and report lower levels of personal wellbeing than those who don't.

Sep 09, 2015, 15:00 PM IST

The snooze diaries: 7 health benefits of sleep

Excessive fatigue, stress, or idle­ness is a part of the stressful life we lead and only those who have suffered thus, can realize what the desire of much-wanted sleep may feel like.

Sep 04, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

Here`s how to keep diabetes at bay

You may want to keep your blood sugars under control as about 8.1 million diabetes cases go undiagnosed.

Sep 02, 2015, 08:50 AM IST

Losing weight as easy as drinking a glass of water!

Researchers have shown that drinking 500ml of water half-an-hour before eating the three main meals of the day may help you lose weight.

Aug 27, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

First born girls tend to be overweight compared to younger sisters

A new study has claimed that firstborn women are likelier to be overweight or obese as adults than second-born sisters.

Aug 27, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

The heights of fa(t)shion!

How do people even define the term 'fat'? Think about it. There are actually various versions of fat and all of them mixed up!  

Aug 21, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Heavy smokers gain more weight after quitting

 Heavy smokers are likely to gain more weight after quitting than light to moderate smokers, says a new study.

Aug 14, 2015, 18:03 PM IST

Young and overweight? Have high-protein breakfast

 Having a high-protein breakfast including milk, eggs, meat and yogurt daily can reduce unhealthy weight gain among overweight teenagers, says a new study.

Aug 13, 2015, 11:31 AM IST

'Yo-yo dieting' not linked to cancer risk in men or women

A new study suggests that yo-yo dieting or weight cycling is not associated with increased risk of cancer in men or women.

Aug 10, 2015, 00:09 AM IST
Gigi Hadid was told to lose weight

Gigi Hadid was told to lose weight

 Model Gigi Hadid said that she was told she was too heavy to be a successful model when she started her career in fashion.

Aug 08, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

Is believing that you are fat making you even fatter?

If you think that realising you are on the heavier side of weight will help you lose extra kilos, there's news for you as a new study claims that "knowing it" may lead to you being even more overweight.

Aug 08, 2015, 00:14 AM IST