Why obesity is bad for heart revealed

 Researchers were recently able to find new links between obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Blame your taste bud for your obesity

 A new study claims that health awareness campaigns fail to help obesity cases as people still make their eating choices based on just taste, and tend to avoid healthy food due to same.

Here's how 'social jet-lag' can affect your weight gain and disease risks

 A new research has revealed that people with "social jet-lag" or sleeping patterns which differ significantly between work days and rest days likelier to suffer from obesity and diabetes compared to individuals who are up with the lark even at weekends.

US approves first-of-kind device to treat obesity

A first-of-its-kind implant to treat obesity that curbs the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves has been approved in the US.

Lesser known health benefits of plum

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Eczema sufferers have higher risk of obesity, BP

People suffering from the chronic itchy skin disease eczema have higher rates of smoking, drinking and obesity, and are less likely to exercise than adults who do not have the disease, scientists report.

Deaths from lack of exercise double those due to obesity

A new study has demonstrated that lack of exercise is responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity.

Brisk walk a day cuts early death risk

Make sure to go for a brisk walk daily, for a new study says a brisk 20-minute walk each day can add years to your life.

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.

Fatty acids can help treat arthritis, leukemia

Researchers have found that enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases.

`Healthy obesity` does not last, says study

People who are obese may appear healthy for a while but their condition declines over time, said a study out on Monday that followed more than 2,500 people for 20 years.

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.

Not all obese people prone to poor health: Study

US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained.

Staying couch bound for 5 continuous days can harm your health

Being couch bound and inactive for five days in a row can be harmful for your health, claims a new study.

Your birth year can influence obesity risk

People born before 1942 are less likely to be affected by a variant to a gene linked to obesity risk than those who are born after 1942. The effect is stronger in those born in later decades, finds a fascinating research.

High-fat diet not good in pregnancy

A study has found that high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming stem cell system in the liver of the developing baby responsible for creating and sustaining lifelong blood and immune system function.

This intestinal protein helps reduce obesity

A new study has revealed that the intestine immune system (a protein called MyD88) helps in controlling body weight and to reduce the diabetes type 2, linked to the obesity.

20 minutes of weight training reduces belly fat

Just 20 minutes of weight training daily can reduce abdominal fat that a lot of men tend to gain as they age, research has suggested.

Men, here's the sure shot way of getting rid of your beer bellies

A new study has revealed that healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic activities.

Christmas 'mistletoe' can also kiss away obesity-related liver disease

Scientists have found that Mistletoe not only represents a kiss at Christmas time, but it may also help fight obesity-related liver disease.