Sleep deprivation increases risk of childhood obesity

Take note of how many hours of sleep your baby is getting as researchers have found that sleep deprivation during infancy and early childhood increases risk of obesity and adiposity or overall body fat later.

Unsaturated fat prevents abdominal fat accumulation

Researchers from Uppsala University have shown that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat.

`Body shape index` more accurate predictor of mortality than `body mass index`

A new study reveals that “body shape index” is a more accurate predictor of mortality than “body mass index” (BMI).

Five new genes linked to belly fat identified

In a breakthrough, that could help in treating obesity, scientists have identified five new genes linked to belly fat.

Canola oil can reduce abdominal fat

Canola oil and high-oleic canola oils can lower abdominal fat when used in place of other selected oil blends, a new study suggest.

Why post-menopausal women put on more abdominal fat

Women usually carry excess fat in their hips and thighs, while men tend to carry it on their stomachs.

High-fat diets lead women to store more abdominal fat

Study in female mice has shed light on why women are more likely than men to gain fat in the abdomen after eating excess saturated fat.

Ultrasound is new method for body sculpting

The researchers evaluated the outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound for body sculpting of the abdomen and flanks in 180 patients.

Ultrasound is new method for body sculpting

The researchers evaluated the outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound for body sculpting of the abdomen and flanks in 180 patients.

Pot-bellied men run risk of going blind

Abdominal fat releases oestrogen which can cause inflammation in blood vessels at the back of the eyes.

Pot-bellied men run risk of going blind

Abdominal fat releases oestrogen which can cause inflammation in blood vessels at the back of the eyes.