Obesity

Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs. 

Sep 21, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded

The measurements showed that a combination of fats and carbohydrates activates the brain areas of the reward system more intensively than the other foods on offer.

Jun 17, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate

Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate

Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients.

Apr 19, 2018, 13:31 PM IST
Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

A new study showed that smoking, high alcohol and caffeine intake, diet, obesity and malnutrition in either or both parents, potentially increases a child's lifelong risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, immune and neurological diseases. 

Apr 18, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Besides healthy eating and exercise, getting enough sleep may also be a key factor in managing weight in children and adolescents, a new study has found.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:08 PM IST
Obesity may affect a child's liver

Obesity may affect a child's liver

Parents take note. If your child is obese or overweight, it may have negative impact on his or her liver, a new study suggests.

Apr 04, 2018, 17:04 PM IST
Making neighbourhoods more walkable can prevent childhood obesity

Making neighbourhoods more walkable can prevent childhood obesity

Making neighbourhoods more walkable can have a positive impact on kids’ waist line and BMI (body mass index).

Mar 30, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
Bad food raising under-nutrition and obesity: Experts

Bad food raising under-nutrition and obesity: Experts

Giant corporates selling processed foods are not only raising under-nutrition but also over-nutrition, or obesity, in a country that is seen as the hub of stunted and under-nourished children, say experts.

Mar 29, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Obesity increases cancer risk in young adult: Study

Obesity increases cancer risk in young adult: Study

A new study has revealed that obesity increases the risk of developing cancer in young adults. Obesity often leads to cancer in older adults, but now it has increased in young adults.

Mar 28, 2018, 10:22 AM IST
Weight-loss surgery may lower risk of kidney disease, failure

Weight-loss surgery may lower risk of kidney disease, failure

Obesity is a condition involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of developing serious health problems such as blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and Type-2 diabetes.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:13 PM IST
This is the reason why obese people have less sensitive taste buds

This is the reason why obese people have less sensitive taste buds

Obesity is known to be associated with a chronic state of low-grade inflammation in the adipose tissue that stores energy in the form of fat.

Mar 23, 2018, 11:22 AM IST
Parents, take note! Your behaviour can increase your kid's obesity risk

Parents, take note! Your behaviour can increase your kid's obesity risk

Children who have surgent temperament – characterized by being more outgoing, active and drawn to new things and people – are more likely to be affected, the study found.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Freezing this nerve may trigger weight loss, claims study

Freezing this nerve may trigger weight loss, claims study

The nerve, located at the base of the esophagus, is one of several mechanisms that tell the brain that the stomach is empty.

Mar 21, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
Trying to lose weight? This diabetes drug may help you

Trying to lose weight? This diabetes drug may help you

This is a good news for all those people who want to shed their extra kilos.

Mar 19, 2018, 16:09 PM IST
High-energy breakfast can help shed extra weight in diabetics, says study

High-energy breakfast can help shed extra weight in diabetics, says study

In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, according to a recent study.

Mar 19, 2018, 14:14 PM IST
Study associates early puberty with higher risk of obesity in women

Study associates early puberty with higher risk of obesity in women

The findings strengthen the existing evidence of a link between the onset of puberty and a woman's body mass in adulthood.

Mar 16, 2018, 14:00 PM IST
Soft-drinks vs lassi: Why kids choose junk food decoded

Soft-drinks vs lassi: Why kids choose junk food decoded

Childhood obesity continues to be a significant public health concern globally, even occurring simultaneously with food insecurity in many countries.

Mar 07, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
Checking unhealthy habits in teenage years may reduce obesity risk later

Checking unhealthy habits in teenage years may reduce obesity risk later

The study found that the calorie intake among adolescents has not changed, but habits such as exercising, smoking, drug use and alcohol consumption have increased over time.

Mar 01, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
Metformin during pregnancy may up childhood obesity risk

Metformin during pregnancy may up childhood obesity risk

The study found that metformin has the potential to cross the placenta and gets passed down to the fetus.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
Babies delivered via C-section at 5 times greater risk of obesity; gut bacteria also to blame

Babies delivered via C-section at 5 times greater risk of obesity; gut bacteria also to blame

The community of micro-organisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of babies are influenced by the type of delivery the mother goes through, the findings showed. 

Feb 25, 2018, 14:41 PM IST