Your birth year can influence obesity risk

People born before 1942 are less likely to be affected by a variant to a gene linked to obesity risk than those who are born after 1942. The effect is stronger in those born in later decades, finds a fascinating research.

Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer compared to women who do not use such drugs, shows a study.

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.

Stay in shape with plastic surgery after bariatric procedure

 Patients who have plastic surgery to re-shape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain significantly greater weight loss than those who do not have surgery, a study indicated.

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.

Galloping obesity rates fueling uncontrollable diabetes epidemic

A new study has revealed that increase in obesity cases has also contributed in boosting the prevalence of diabetes.

Overweight teens likelier to pick up smoking

A new study has suggested that overweight or obese teenagers are likelier to become regular smokers as compared to average weight teens.

New study claims physically fit adolescents` are less depressed

A new study has shown that physically fit sixth graders especially girls are less depressed when they reach in seventh grade.

Morning sunlight may be secret of staying lean

A new study has revealed that people who are exposed to earlier sunlight are leaner than other people.

India still home to quarter of global TB cases

Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.

Children with strict parents tend to be obese: Study

A new study has found that your parenting style can have an impact on your child`s weight, and strict parents make their kid pack on the pounds.

Large waist tied to poor health

Having a big belly is detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new study has warned.

`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).

Training kids to pay less attention to food might help them eat less

In a new study researchers have reported using a single session of attention modification to decrease overeating in obese children.

How to find if your child will grow up to be overweight

Researchers, set up an interactive website to gather information about childhood predictors of adult body mass index (BMI) from the general public.

Five numbers to remember to keep your heart healthy

Apart from pass codes, phone numbers, social security numbers, clothing sizes and addresses, heart experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggest that there are five more you need to know to help keep your cardiovascular system healthy.

Obesity: A rising epidemic in India

A recent study puts an alarming 70 percent of India’s urban population in the obese or overweight bracket taking the country right in the middle of a "fat explosion".

Study finds deregulation fuelling obesity epidemic

Governments could slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduced more regulation into the global market for fast foods such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, researchers said on Monday.

Overweight kindergarteners likelier to become obese adults

A new study suggests that development of childhood obesity cases or incidence is largely established in kindergarten.