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.

Losing belly fat helps obese people improve blood vessel function

Shedding pounds, especially belly fat, can help overweight people improve the function of their blood vessels no matter whether they are on a low-carb or a low-fat diet, according to a new study.

Fewer heart attacks after weight-loss surgery: Study

Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery.

Obese people use more meds: Study

Obese adults in the United States use a number of prescription drug types.

Obese people use more meds: Study

Obese adults in the United States use a number of prescription drug types.

The `gastric pacemaker` that warns the brain you`re full!

Scientists have developed the stomach implant which they claim could be the latest hi-tech weapon in the battle of the bulge -- it can train obese people to eat normal-sized meals without the need for surgery that changes stomach size.

Study finds healthy hearts in fat bodies

Carrying extra pounds doesn`t necessarily mean your heart is ailing, according to Greek researchers.

Why some obese people are diabetic

The researchers took a novel approach of looking at body fat of people with metabolic syndrome.

New five-stage scale can reliably predict obese persons’ death risk

Obesity is the fifth leading cause of death in the world and defining it is not simple.

Low fat diets help obese people to stop overeating

Australian researchers have found a novel way of helping overweight people drop some kilos - retraining their taste buds by switching to low-fat diet.