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More than one in 10 people worldwide are obese: Study

More than one in 10 people worldwide are obese: Study

Obesity numbers more than doubled in 73 countries since the study launch in 1980, triggering a surge in related diseases in what the study authors described as "a growing and disturbing global public health crisis."

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

The researchers from University of Bristol, UK, hypothesised that cardiovascular risk due to increased BMI was likely to emerge in earlier life. 
 

Good news for obese people – Swallowable balloons may combat condition sans surgery

Good news for obese people – Swallowable balloons may combat condition sans surgery

Intragastric balloons (IGBs) have been used as weight loss devices for decades. Inflated with water, these devices make it easier to adhere to a low calorie diet by inducing feelings of fullness.

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

The researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Jogawat, who weights about 180 kilos, had said that he started to put on weight after he underwent a gall bladder surgery in 1993.

Children fall heir to obesity from parents, says research

Children fall heir to obesity from parents, says research

This research is very much relevant to Indian population as around 30 million people in the country are obese, medical experts say.

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

A new study has revealed that severely obese people are more likely to die at home and are less likely to spend their last days in a home providing care.

Enzyme deficiency in brain linked to extreme hunger, severe obesity: Study

According to a study, one in 15,000 people have Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).The syndrome is caused by abnormalities in a small region of chromosome 15, which leads to dysfunction in the hypothalamus - which contains cells that regulate hunger and satiety - and other regions of the brain.

This sleep disorder drug can be helpful for obese people – Read

This sleep disorder drug can be helpful for obese people – Read

The study has found that impulsive behaviour is a factor in leading to food addiction and a drug called Modafinil-- usually used for narcolepsy -- shift work disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness-- can reduce impulsivity and thus food addiction.

Discrimination against obese people may increase health risks

Obese people risk getting diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, inflammation and other disorders, if they are discriminated in society, finds a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher.

Revealed – Link between between obesity, diabetes!

With 9.8 million obese men and 20 million obese women (fifth and third rank respectively in the world in 2014), according to a study published in The Lancet journal, it is a double whammy for India.

Want to lose weight? Make friends with thin people!

The findings, published in the journal Obesity, were based on an analysis of 9,335 people aged between 18 to 65 years and tracked the participants' self-reported social networking changes and body mass outcomes for a year.

Obese people too can keep those lost kilos off

Dropping fat and keeping it off can be difficult for obese people, but a recent study suggests that they too can maintain a stable weight loss.

Shocking! World now has more obese people than underweight

According to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI), the number of obese people worldwide had risen from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014.

 

Know why obesity ups colorectal cancer risk

 The risk of developing colorectal cancer in obese people is about 50 percent greater compared to the risk in lean people, says new research.

Are you obese? Cut down on siting time to reduce heart disease risk

Sedentary behaviour is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform.

When beer belly is deadlier than obesity

The study, which analyzed data from 15,184 American adults over a median of 14.3 years, looked at how body mass index (or a height-to-weight ratio) and belly fat (defined by a waist-to-hip ratio) predict mortality.