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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.

Here's why obese people crave more for food

 Have you ever wondered why obese people crave more for food? A new study reveals that food craving activates different brain networks between obese patients, indicating that the tendency to want food may be hard-wired into their brain.

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.