Obesity causes almost 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide yearly

 In a new study, scientists have discovered that obesity leads to around 481 000 new cancer cases every year in adults, or 3.6 percent of cancers worldwide.

Festive food can prove harmful for Type 2 Diabetes patients

 Overeating at a holiday get together could be harmful for people who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, says a new study.

Obesity silently damages heart

Obese people without an overt manifestation of heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels risk of heart failure in the future, with new research suggesting that obesity is an independent driver of heart muscle damage.

Sleep-deprived schoolchildren run obesity risk

Children of mothers who work full time may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, finds research.

Global obesity costs hits USD 2 trillion: Report

The global cost of obesity has risen to USD 2 trillion annually, nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released on Friday.

Night shift workers more prone to developing obesity: Study

Researchers believe that disrupted circadian clocks are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of obesity and even diseases like cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Mediterranean diet cuts obesity, heart attack risk: Study

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New Delhi: A new study suggests that people who take mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or suffer obesity.

Even healthcare professionals struggle to identify obesity like common people

A new study has revealed that majority of people including healthcare professionals struggle to identify obesity.

Childhood obesity: How parents can help avoid their kids from being overweight!

Childhood obesity is a serious health condition that negatively affects children's health and well-being due to excess body fat.

Coffee may help combat obesity

A new study has demonstrated that a compound found in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease.

How liver can improve diabetes management

 Finding a way to stimulate glucose accumulation in the liver could help manage diabetes and obesity, shows a new research, paving the way for new therapies to fight these increasingly common disorders.

Exposure to tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution leads to obesity development in kids

A new study has revealed that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contributes to the development of obesity.

Blame certain proteins in your body for piling on the pounds

Scientists have revealed that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old "calories in, calories out" adage and connections between known regulators of body mass may be the key to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.

Even doctors struggle to identify obesity

Most people, including health care professionals, are unable to identify healthy weight, over-weight or obese people just by looking at them, says a research.

How obesity triggers auto-immune diseases

A new study points to the major role obesity plays in triggering and prolonging auto-immune diseases.

How brown fat cells could help combat type 2 diabetes, obesity

 A newly identified signalling pathway that stimulates glucose uptake in brown fat cells might be useful for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity, says a new study.

Soon, wearable ear device that will help you track your diet

 A professor is developing a sensor device worn around the ear that would allow people to keep a track of their diet.

Early schooling hours not in tune with kids' sleep patterns

Early schooling hours could deprive teenagers of adequate sleep and hamper their academic performance, a study suggests.

Gut bacteria decide our body weight

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, shows a study.

Beware: Sugar could be dangerous for your health

A new research suggests that high sugar levels affect a key area of the brain which causes the heart rate to quicken and blood pressure to rise.