Weight gain

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
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
Parents, take note: Do you live near a fast food joint? Your child may put on weight

Parents, take note: Do you live near a fast food joint? Your child may put on weight

Researchers noted that children living closer to fast-food restaurants were more likely to gain a significant amount of weight during that time.

Sep 11, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

A new study suggests that besides contributing to weight gain in adults, hamburgers and pizza may up risk of cancer.

Aug 18, 2017, 21:50 PM IST
Walnuts: Your nutty buddies that can help keep hunger at bay! - Read

Walnuts: Your nutty buddies that can help keep hunger at bay! - Read

The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe how consuming walnuts changes activity in the brain.

Aug 17, 2017, 12:23 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
Those with reduced ability to taste food may have a high chance of putting on weight!

Those with reduced ability to taste food may have a high chance of putting on weight!

Nutritionists, researchers and doctors have long suspected a connection between diminished taste sensitivity and obesity, but no one had tested if losing taste altered intake.

Jul 31, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Obesity was also associated with a 71 per cent increased risk of rectal cancer in men and more than a two-fold increased risk in women.

Jul 25, 2017, 00:33 AM IST
Artificial sweeteners linked to long-term weight gain, health problems

Artificial sweeteners linked to long-term weight gain, health problems

The findings contradict the previous findings that claimed artificial sweeteners don't cause extra weight gain and potential health harm.

Jul 17, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Here comes another reason for obesity – household dust!

Here comes another reason for obesity – household dust!

For the experiment, samples of household dust were collected from 11 homes and were tested in the laboratory.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
India harbours second highest number of obese children in the world; China tops list!

India harbours second highest number of obese children in the world; China tops list!

The alarming study also found that 14.4 million kids in the country have excess weight.

Jun 14, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
Eat more, weigh less! Fruits and veggies your solution to an obesity-free life

Eat more, weigh less! Fruits and veggies your solution to an obesity-free life

Current evidence suggests that such a pro-vegetarian diet has a protective role in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but little is known about its role on the risk of developing obesity in healthy populations.

May 19, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
Diet drinks, soda may make you gain weight: Study

Diet drinks, soda may make you gain weight: Study

This may be due to the carbon dioxide, which gives such drinks their bubbles, that triggers a hunger hormone called ghrelin, the researchers said.

May 16, 2017, 21:17 PM IST
Common sweetener in low-calorie foods linked to weight gain!

Common sweetener in low-calorie foods linked to weight gain!

Researchers have found that common sweetener, erythritol, which is used in low-calorie foods, may increase the weight and fat mass in young adults.

May 11, 2017, 19:24 PM IST
Parents, take note! Don't let your child recognize food brands as it may cause high BMI

Parents, take note! Don't let your child recognize food brands as it may cause high BMI

The findings also indicate that children often struggle with recalling details about food brands by misidentifying components with mascots and other fantasy characters that they are exposed to during the preschool years.

May 04, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
Diet products are just junk food in disguise, can make you fat

Diet products are just junk food in disguise, can make you fat

As per a new research, high-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden "diet" foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.

Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
Your love handles could lead you to death, says study!

Your love handles could lead you to death, says study!

For optimal health, the waist should measure less than 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women.

Apr 10, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Solution for obesity in medicinal herb? Chinese scientists discover magical compound!

Solution for obesity in medicinal herb? Chinese scientists discover magical compound!

The new compound Celastrol was extracted from thunder god vine, a natural extract that reduces pain and inflammation, and artemisinin developed from sweet wormwood.

Apr 09, 2017, 20:54 PM IST
Eman Ahmed's weight loss surgery: Few things to keep in mind before going for bariatric surgery

Eman Ahmed's weight loss surgery: Few things to keep in mind before going for bariatric surgery

Ahmed who weighed 500 kg earlier lost nearly 120 kg before the surgery which was performed at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital last week on March 7, 2017. 

Mar 15, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Struggling to lose weight? Then avoid eating out

Struggling to lose weight? Then avoid eating out

The findings have showed that the chance of diet lapse was about 60% when eating with friends in a restaurant and almost half the time when they are alone.

Mar 08, 2017, 14:15 PM IST