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Early menstruation linked to higher diabetes risk

This new study, analysing more than 15,000 postmenopausal women in China, has found that women who begin menstruating at an earlier age have a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

Aug 01, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Spicy diet linked with dementia

People of normal body weight may be more sensitive to chili intake than overweight people, hence the impact on memory and weight.

Jul 23, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

Being overweight may up heart disease risk

Thickening of vessel walls is widely considered to be the first sign of atherosclerosis, a disease in which fatty plaques build up within the arteries and lead to heart disease, a researcher said.

 

Aug 04, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Higher BMI associated with lower breast cancer risk

 Multiple factors could be contributing to the link between higher BMI and lower breast cancer risk in younger women, such as differences in hormones, including estrogen, growth factors, or breast density.

Jun 22, 2018, 12:50 PM IST

Fat loss vs weight loss: Breaking the kilogram myth

The weighing scale can be your worst enemy.

Apr 10, 2018, 16:02 PM IST

Monitor your body fat to curb risk of breast cancer, study warns postmenopausal women

The findings of the research are scheduled to be presented at a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research to be held in Texas from January 27-30.

Jan 27, 2018, 11:35 AM IST

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

Overweight women should undergo mammography more frequently: Study

Researchers identified the risk factors associated with tumours that do not get detected until larger than two centimetre, or about the size of a peanut.

Nov 21, 2017, 12:16 PM IST

Skinny people more susceptible to death after common heart problems treatment

Underweight people are more likely to have the highest mortality, length of stay and rate of readmission to the hospital within 30 days for those undergoing cardiac catheterisation.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

The findings revealed that for every 11 cm increase in the waistline, the risk of obesity related cancers such as breast, bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, etc., escalates by 13 per cent.

May 24, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Oil prices rise as market expects extended production cut

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by confidence that an OPEC-led output cut aimed at tightening supply would be extended to all of 2017 and the first quarter of next year.

May 24, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

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

Is avocado the best food for weight loss?

In a new study, researchers suggest eating avocados may help lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) as well as lead to smaller waist circumference.

May 03, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

How much good fat is a good amount?

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids -- found naturally in foods including salmon, walnuts and soybeans -- has shown to lower blood pressure and increase good cholesterol (HDL) in children eight to 15 years old.

Apr 09, 2017, 17:10 PM IST

Why prediabetic men should avoid carb-rich meals in evening?

The findings showed that the internal clock influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to foods rich in carbohydrate, fats and protein. 

Mar 20, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

One out of three Indian kids has unhealthy BMI, reveals survey

The survey found that 69 per cent girls have a healthy BMI compared to 62 per cent boys.

Jan 24, 2017, 10:47 AM IST

High body mass index linked to cognitive decline in older adults!

Researchers have found that a higher body mass index can also negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults.

Oct 18, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

Obese patients with kidney cancer may live longer: Study

Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. BMI is the ratio of weight in kilograms divided by the squared height in meters.

Sep 06, 2016, 12:04 PM IST

Being obese or underweight ups risk of asthma in adolescents

Asthma is a lung condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Sep 06, 2016, 08:49 AM IST

Overweight twins may up diabetes risk

During a follow-up period of on average 12.4 years, differences between the twins were compared when it comes to incidents of mortality, heart attack and type 2 diabetes.

Aug 03, 2016, 11:01 AM IST