Obesity

Obese women more susceptible to breast cancer risk, says study

Obese women more susceptible to breast cancer risk, says study

There has been an immense rise in the number of obesities worldwide.

Oct 21, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
Overweight men at increased risk of irregular heartbeat at the age of 50

Overweight men at increased risk of irregular heartbeat at the age of 50

Obesity is one of the biggest health problems at present, that is rapidly becoming a part of everyone's life.

Oct 17, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
'Super-sized' chocolate bars to be banned in England hospitals soon to curb obesity

'Super-sized' chocolate bars to be banned in England hospitals soon to curb obesity

The move also targets NHS staff, particularly those on overnight shifrs to tackle unhealthy eating.

Oct 16, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
World Obesity Day: How parents can help their kids avoid becoming overweight

World Obesity Day: How parents can help their kids avoid becoming overweight

Childood obesity puts children at risk of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases later in life. It can also lead to depression and low self-esteem.

Oct 11, 2017, 09:16 AM IST
Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2 trillion

Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2 trillion

Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases, the World Obesity Federation (WOF) said in its estimates.
 

Oct 10, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Working night shifts ups risk of obesity, says study

Working night shifts ups risk of obesity, says study

Researchers suggest modifying working schedules to avoid prolonged exposure to long-term night shifts might help reduce risk of obesity.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
Black tea may help in preventing obesity and promoting weight-loss

Black tea may help in preventing obesity and promoting weight-loss

Earlier, it was known that green tea polyphenols are more effective and offer more health benefits than black tea polyphenols since green tea chemicals are absorbed into the blood and tissue.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:12 PM IST
Obesity harmful for dogs? Here's a weight loss program to boost your pets health

Obesity harmful for dogs? Here's a weight loss program to boost your pets health

A new study shows that dogs are at equal threat of being harmed by obesity and its consequences. 

Sep 22, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Consuming nuts can make you lean, reduce obesity risk

Consuming nuts can make you lean, reduce obesity risk

Researchers say that consuming nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts can be helpful in reducing weight and also decrease the chances of being obese.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
Converting 'bad' fat into 'good' raises hope for tackling obesity

Converting 'bad' fat into 'good' raises hope for tackling obesity

White fat stores calories in our hips, bellies and thighs, whereas, brown fat burns calories through a process that generates heat.

Sep 20, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Trying to lose weight? Take a break from dieting

Trying to lose weight? Take a break from dieting

According to researchers, dieting altered a series of biological processes in the body, which led to slower weight loss and possibly weight gain.

Sep 19, 2017, 20:24 PM IST
Do you know your belly fat may increase risk of cancer? Read

Do you know your belly fat may increase risk of cancer? Read

Obesity has been linked to several types of cancers including that of the breast, colon, prostate, uterus or kidney.

Aug 25, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Common anti-obesity, diabetes drug may help lower brain pressure!

Common anti-obesity, diabetes drug may help lower brain pressure!

A traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, accumulated water in the brain, as well as stroke can cause growing pressure inside your skull which is a major feature of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH).

Aug 24, 2017, 22:58 PM IST
Here's the reason why teenagers are at high risk of obesity!

Here's the reason why teenagers are at high risk of obesity!

The study has revealed that teenagers, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural activity in circuits of the brain that support self-regulation and attention.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
WARNING: C-section deliveries may up obesity, diabetes risk in babies!

WARNING: C-section deliveries may up obesity, diabetes risk in babies!

In a warning, scientists have advised against elective caesarean sections being carried out too soon, saying that they may be endangering children

Aug 12, 2017, 15:45 PM IST
WARNING: Artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain, increase diabetes risk

WARNING: Artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain, increase diabetes risk

When sweetness and calories are matched, the calories are metabolised, and this is registered by the brains reward circuits.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Living near fast-food restaurants not linked to obesity

Living near fast-food restaurants not linked to obesity

Previous research on this topic has been based on snapshots in time -- known as cross-sectional data -- and had suggested a link between food outlet access and BMI.

Aug 09, 2017, 10:19 AM IST
This new gene therapy via skin can help treat diabetes, obesity

This new gene therapy via skin can help treat diabetes, obesity

Researchers from the University of Chicago, using CRISPR, have edited the skin stem cells from newborn mice which prompted the cells to secrete glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1).

Aug 04, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
Toddler gains 19 kg in six months after surgery to remove brain tumour – Read his story

Toddler gains 19 kg in six months after surgery to remove brain tumour – Read his story

The condition may have been the result of an invasive procedure which removed 90 percent of a fist sized tumour from his brain that could have possibly damaged a nerve.

Aug 02, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Exercise during childhood may reduce risk of obesity and cancer!

Exercise during childhood may reduce risk of obesity and cancer!

Researchers have claimed that physical activities may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:50 PM IST