Here's how you can tackle obesity

A new study has dished light on different methods on how one can tackle obesity after identifying six different models of obesity.

Fatty foods can alter how body's muscles process food

Just five days of eating a high-fat diet can alter how your body's muscles process food, which could lead to long-term problems such as weight gain, obesity, and other health issues, a new study has found.

This dietary fiber supplement may help control weight better

A study has suggested that a dietary fiber supplement named oligofructose may lead to better weight control.

More frequently you gulp diet soda, more your waistline will increase

 If you think replacing regular soda with diet ones is the answer to fulfill your craving without weight gain, you are wrong. A new study has indicated that frequent consumption of diet soda is linked to increase in waistline.

Quit smoking as it won't make you shed fat

 Even as the idea that smoking helps control weight is baseless, women smokers who believe so are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers, research has found.

Losing 30 minutes of sleep every day may promote weight gain

A new research has speculated that losing 30 minutes of sleep per day may promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control.

Diet during pregnancy influences offspring's weight later in life

 A new study has examined that maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life.

Here's how pollution can make you 'gain kilos'

A team of researchers has decoded the link between obesity and the presence of certain pollutants in the environment.

Losing 30 minutes of sleep daily triggers weight gain

Losing as little as half an hour of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, new research has found.

This tree leaf helps females fend off weight gain

A new study has demonstrated that a molecule found in some plants can combat weight gain induced by a high-fat diet but only in female mices.

Watching sad movies can make you pile on the pounds

A new study has found that people who watch sad movies tend to gain weight as they eat 28-55 percent more than watching other upbeat movies.

People trust friends when it comes to weight-loss

When it comes to joining a weight-loss programme, people trust their friends who have lost weight more than the advice of celebrities, a study says.

Why sleep loss could lead to weight gain

Following a night of total sleep deprivation, a brain region known as the "salience network" may lead us to eat more fat, new research has found.

Why some people are likelier than others to gain weight, develop obesity-related conditions

A new research, part of the largest genome-wide study to date, has strengthened the genetic link to obesity.

A dash of 'chili peppers' may help you win battle of the bulge

There may be a spicy way to keep your body in shape, as scientists have found that adding capsaicin from chili peppers to a diet may just help to prevent weight gain.

Everyday steps can help fight obesity: IMA

Taking the elevator from the first floor instead of the ground floor, using land phones at home instead of mobiles, and trying to use less of the remote control while watching television were some of the ways to fight obesity, according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Enact crucial lifestyle changes to determine success after surgical weight loss

A new study has recently revealed that weight loss surgery will only be successful in full extent if people resolve to enact some important lifestyle changes.

This 'imaginary meal diet pill' will trick you into feeling full without eating

Good news for all those who want to lose weight this year. Scientists have made a diet pill which tricks your body into thinking you just ate.

'Squishy' Jessica Alba finds diets 'boring'
'Squishy' Jessica Alba finds diets 'boring'

 Jessica Alba, who has always been in great shape, has admitted that she has gained weight but she finds diets "boring".

Family criticising your weight makes you add more pounds

Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, a new study has found.