Weight gain

Unhealthy weight gain increases risk of heart attacks, high BP: Study

Unhealthy weight gain increases risk of heart attacks, high BP: Study

A new study has found that unhealthy weight gain can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

Mar 19, 2018, 11:21 AM IST
Decoded: Why you feel hungrier after weight loss

Decoded: Why you feel hungrier after weight loss

The study showed that when we lose weight, the stomach releases greater amounts of the ghrelin hormone, which makes us feel hungry.

Feb 09, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
Want to lose weight? This is the best time of the day to exercise

Want to lose weight? This is the best time of the day to exercise

The timing of your workout is crucial if you want optimum results in terms of weight loss.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:59 PM IST
Who needs weighing scales? Your body's in-built weight sensor can help combat obesity

Who needs weighing scales? Your body's in-built weight sensor can help combat obesity

The system, which regulates weight gain by calculating body weight and fat mass, could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.

Dec 28, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Eating protein bars may make you fat

Eating protein bars may make you fat

The protein bars are filled with preservatives, artificial colours and sweeteners, thickeners and even oils and fats which can contribute to high cholesterol, despite the muscle benefits a person may gain

Dec 26, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Meditating, eating healthy keys to avoid obesity and related problems

Meditating, eating healthy keys to avoid obesity and related problems

Stop smoking, eat right at the right time, balance your diet and meditate, suggest experts.

Dec 20, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Watching TV, using smartphones before bed may cause weight gain in kids: Study

Watching TV, using smartphones before bed may cause weight gain in kids: Study

Studies have previously associated kids' habit of using smartphones with problems in mental health like depression, suicidal tendencies, etc, lack of concentration, and other health issues.

Dec 09, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
Study links skipping breakfast with body clock disruption, weight gain

Study links skipping breakfast with body clock disruption, weight gain

For the study, 18 healthy volunteers and 18 obese volunteers with diabetes took part in a test day featuring breakfast and lunch, and in a test day featuring only lunch.

Dec 04, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
Sleep deprivation could make you gain weight, says study

Sleep deprivation could make you gain weight, says study

Shorter sleep was also linked to reduced levels of High- density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol in the participants’ blood-another factor that can cause health problems, researchers said.

Oct 26, 2017, 19:52 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
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