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Don't blame obesity for falling fitness level in kids!

 Child fitness levels are falling at an even faster rate than earlier feared - and this time there is evidence it has nothing to do with obesity, shows a study.

Smoking around toddlers or while pregnant equally bad for kids

 If you carelessly smoke around toddlers or while you are pregnant, chances are that your kids will end up with wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age.

Obese women face increased health risk during pregnancy

Women with obesity have a range of increased health risks in pregnancy, both for them and their babies, compared with those in the healthy weight category, according to a new research.

Teenage obesity may double bowel cancer risk

Being obese or very overweight during teenage may double the risk of developing bowel cancer by the time one is middle-aged, says a new research.

Young prostate cancer patients suffer more hot flashes

 Men who are younger or have a lower body mass index (BMI) are more prone to experience hot flashes during a common treatment for patients with advanced stage prostate cancer, a new research has found.

Little extra fat good for diabetics

Being a bit on the heavier side may not be that bad for diabetics as researchers have found that patients with Type-2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight.

Obesity in pregnancy puts child at diabetes risk: Study

Women who are obese while pregnant may put their offspring at risk of childhood diabetes, a condition that requires lifelong insulin therapy, Swedish researchers said Tuesday.

'Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help maintain a healthy weight'

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Head, R&D and Technical Services, VLCC Health Care Ltd, talked to Salome Phelamei of Zee Media Corp, on how eating better, being more physically active can help a person avoid being overweight and to stay healthy.

Scientists identify six types of obese people

 UK scientists have identified six types of obese people in a new study which could revolutionise how doctors treat the overweight.

Algorithm allows amputee to use thought-powered bionic hand

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed an algorithm that enabled a man whose right hand had been amputated to grasp objects using a bionic hand controlled by his thoughts.

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.

Know if your baby will gain weight by age four

Measuring body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four, says a study.

Teen obesity 'strongly linked' to high blood pressure

A new study has shown strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure.

Bulging bellies increase sudden heart attack death risk

 A new study has linked midriff bulge to heightened risk of sudden, often fatal, heart malfunction.

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.

40 percent of Indian kids don't have healthy BMI: Study

A countrywide study showed that 40 percent of Indian kids do not have a healthy body mass index (BMI) and warned that the current generation was heading towards an “unhealthy future”.

Exercise reduces risk of breast cancer: Researchers

Everybody is aware of the fact that exercise is good for your health, but very few know that it can help in preventing breast cancer too, says an expert.

'Get Lucky' bags 'BMI song of the year' title
'Get Lucky' bags 'BMI song of the year' title

' Get Lucky' was recently awarded the song of the year title by licensing body Broadcast Music Inc ( BMI) at an award ceremony for songwriters who got the most airplays on US radio and TV.

Waistline still expanding among US adults: Study

Although the obesity rate calculated from body mass index (BMI) figures has not gone up significantly, the waistlines of US adults, especially that of women, continue to expand, says a study.

Want to shed extra kilos? Join social media

Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research.