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Eating disorder remains underdiagnosed in men: Study

Men are almost five times more likely to remain underdiagnosed than females on eating disorders -- which also delays their treatment options, finds a study.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:32 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

Coconut oil: Side effects you need to know!

We all know that coconut oil gives many health, nutritional and beauty benefits.

Jan 05, 2017, 23:48 PM IST

Consumer forum asks health club to pay Rs 1 lakh to man for false promise of reducing body weight by 10 kg

However, after a month, his body weight had reduced only by 100 grams.

Dec 29, 2016, 14:13 PM IST

Prevent arthritis in women with these simple ways!

Arthritis is a painful medical condition in the form of inflammation of joints that leads to severe pain, swelling and stiffness.

Sep 29, 2016, 23:21 PM IST

Pregnant women consider weight gain as baby weight

Women when pregnant prefer to consider weight gain as temporary and believe that they would re-attain their former body weight eventually, a new study has found.

Aug 25, 2016, 23:55 PM IST

Ex 'Bigg Boss' contestant Diandra Soares opens up on braving weight issues, slams body shamers

She ruled the ramp and has been a supermodel with success standing at her doorstep. 

Aug 12, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

BMI an inaccurate health indicator; mislabels millions of healthy people as 'obese'

The study led by UCLA psychologists has found that the use of BMI to assess a person's health has led to more than 54 million Americans as 'obese' and 'unhealthy', even though they are not.

Feb 05, 2016, 13:08 PM IST

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase body's visceral fat

The researchers did not observe this association with diet soda, which is often promoted as low in calories and sugar.

Jan 12, 2016, 11:30 AM IST

Why dieting helps you get sounder sleep

You may want to switch to a healthier diet as a recent study has suggested that weight loss through diet changes can improve sleep at any body weight.

Dec 17, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

Eat pears to cut body weight this season

The season to cherish sweet pears is here, but if you doubt whether to add this fruit to your grocery list or not, then according to a recent study consumption of pears lowers body weight.

Dec 09, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Frequent self weighing can lead to depression in women

Adolescent obesity is a public health concern, but body dissatisfaction and weight concerns are predictors of eating disorders.

Nov 10, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

Eat home-made food to cut diabetes risk

Eating meals prepared at home may reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, a recent study reveals.

Nov 09, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

Beware! TV hours can add to your body weight

The more hours people in their 30s spend watching television each day, the higher the likelihood that they will have a greater body mass index and bigger waist circumference five years later, a 15-year study has found.

Sep 01, 2015, 13:33 PM IST

Overweight? Don't ponder over it all the time

If you believe you are overweight or obese, chances are that rather than reducing weight, you may actually be adding extra kilos around your waistline.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Schoolbags in this Indian state will now have weight limit

Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered parents to ensure kids lighten their load.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

How you weigh during first pregnancy can affect your second offspring

A new research has found that how a woman weighs while expecting her first child may impact her second baby.

Jul 21, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Most obese people likely to stay fat

 Casting aspersions on the effectiveness of current weight management programmes focused on dieting and exercise, it has been found that chances of obese people recovering normal body weight are very slim, shows research.

Jul 19, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Eat nuts to keep obesity at bay!

A new study has linked tree nuts to lower body weight and risk of obesity.

Jul 01, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

Drug with potential to reduce weight identified

In what could lead to anti-obesity treatment for the elderly who may not always have the fitness to exercise, researchers have discovered that an existing drug used in transplants may help reduce food consumption and body weight.

Jun 16, 2015, 11:25 AM IST