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.

Check your weight once a week to lose fat!

It may seem a bit bizarre but researchers have found that how often you step on the scale to measure weight is linked to weight loss - the more is the frequency, the faster you slim down.

Does coffee have different affect when taken with sugar?

In a new study, scientists have investigated whether the people respond differently to caffeinated drinks that do or do not have sugar.

Celebs putting new mums under pressure to cut-off mummy tummies post birth
Celebs putting new mums under pressure to cut-off mummy tummies post birth

A new survey has revealed that 81 percent of mothers feel pressured to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy weight within three months of giving birth.

Simple potato extract can control obesity

To the delight of potato lovers, researchers have found a simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet which is high in fat and refined carbohydrates.

Link between obesity and hypertension discovered

A team of researchers has discovered the link between obesity and hypertension.

Night shift workers more prone to developing obesity: Study

Researchers believe that disrupted circadian clocks are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of obesity and even diseases like cancer and type 2 diabetes.