Now, a compound that mimics the effects of exercise!

If you are too lazy to hit the gym but want to enjoy all the benefits of exercise, new research may brighten your prospects.

Eat nuts to keep obesity at bay!

A new study has linked tree nuts to lower body weight and risk of obesity.

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.

India has third-highest number of obese people: Study

India has the third-highest number of obese and overweight people (11 percent of adolescents, and 20 percent of all adults) after US and China, a recent study mapping global malnutrition trends has revealed.

Now, 'programmed' microbes to help you beat obesity

In a bid to come up with new ways to fight obesity, scientists have now have programmed bacteria to generate a anti-obesity molecule in the gut.

Changing stem cell structure can tackle obesity

Slight regulation in the length of primary cilia -- small hair-like projections found on most cells -- can prevent the production of fat cells from human stem cells taken from an adult bone marrow, reveals new research.

US approves new weight-loss device for obese people

US regulators on Wednesday approved a new kind of pacemaker-like device that aims to help people lose weight by stimulating a nerve that runs from the brain to the stomach.

Weight-loss surgery fuels job discrimination

Obese people who undergo weight-reducing bariatric surgery are less likely to be hired than those who have lost weight through exercise and dieting, new research has found.

Why obese people don't develop metabolic problems

Obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke, says a research.

Fat people fail to recognise abnormal weight

If you are fat, chances are that you would underestimate the size of your kids and vice versa, says a study.

Gastric surgery cuts heart attack risk by half in obese people

Researchers have said that obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight will halve their risk of heart attack.

Obese, overweight people at heart disease risk regardless of metabolic syndrome

Overweight or obese people are at risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) regardless of whether they also have the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar, a new study has revealed.

Diet shakes could help obese people lose up to 22kgs

A new study has revealed that extreme starvation-style meal-replacement diets can help obese adults to lose up to 22kgs in 16 weeks.

Do weight loss pills actually work?

Recently, one sort of weight loss pills called DNP 2,4 was in the news after it caused two deaths in the UK.

Why some obese people don`t get metabolic diseases

A new research has revealed that reduced levels of inflammation may explain how some obese people are able to remain metabolically healthy.

Influenza can be `deadly` for new mums and obese people

New mothers and obese people, two groups that not typically identified as risk groups, have been found at a greater risk of death and other severe outcomes from influenza, according to a study.

Obese people may suffer faster cognitive decline

People who are obese and also have high blood pressure and other risk factors called metabolic abnormalities may experience a faster decline in their cognitive skills over time than others, according to a study by researchers including one of an Indian origin.

Being fat is not bad: Study

Fat people have a better chance of surviving heart attacks than the skinny ones and obese people are more likely to cheat death and avoid the need for a heart transplant or cardiac treatment, a new study has claimed.

Obese people feel slim in company of fat friends

Almost half of all adults in Britain who are obese think they look “normal” because they see so many other fat people, health experts have claimed.

Misperception of weight is `key barrier to weight loss`

Misconception about one`s weight is an important barrier to weight loss in obese people.