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Media use triggering growth in childhood obesity, warn doctors

Roughly one in five kids and teens in Europe are overweight or obese, according to a 2017 World Health Organization study, the authors note.

Dec 15, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Obesity can up risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, says study

Obesity was defined by body mass index (BMI), abdominal obesity, and a higher body fat percentage, with the team collecting measurements on the participants’ body fat composition and information on lifestyle factors at the beginning of the study.

Jun 16, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

Kids with TV in their room at higher obesity risk: Study

Parents, take note! Placing TV sets in your children's room may put them at significantly higher risk of being overweight in later life.

Jun 04, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Following a routine bed time could help lower obesity risk for your children!

Those children with greater emotional dysregulation were more likely to be obese later, researchers said.

Apr 24, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Want to reduce your risk of obesity? Cooking at home and avoiding TV during meals will help!

Those whose family meals were all home-cooked also had lower odds of obesity than other adults who ate some or no home-cooked meals.

Mar 28, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

Delivery by caesarean section raises kid's obesity risk

Although caesarean section deliveries are a necessary lifesaving procedure in many cases, they also include known risks to mothers and newborns.

Sep 07, 2016, 14:15 PM IST

Eat grapes to help lower obesity risk

According to researchers, grapes may also help counter the negative effects of a high fat diet, including heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

May 05, 2016, 16:27 PM IST

Lead exposure in early stages ups obesity risk

Adult male mice exposed to lead during the gestation period and infancy stages were 11 percent larger than those not exposed. 

Mar 11, 2016, 13:51 PM IST

Standing six hours a day cuts obesity risk

The association between standing and metabolic risk was assessed via metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors that increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Nov 04, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

Single gene variation linked to obesity

The researchers identified an area of the gene where a single change reduced BDNF levels in the hypothalamus, a key area that controls eating and body weight.

Oct 31, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

Breast milk nutrients may influence obesity risk

HMOs, a natural component of breast milk, are known to play a role in helping to develop the infant immune system.

Oct 29, 2015, 17:34 PM IST

Exercise stimulates diverse gut bacteria

A new study has revealed that increased variation in gut bacteria is related with a positive metabolic profile and immune system response.

Jun 10, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

Kids glued to TV and computer at increased cancer and obesity risk

If youngsters get daily exercise, the increasing hours sat watching TV, playing computer games or surfing the internet could put them at a much higher risk of getting cancer in adult life, experts have warned.

Jan 08, 2013, 16:01 PM IST

Hour-long brisk walk can halve your obesity risk

An hour-long brisk walk undertaken every day can reduce the risk of turning obese by half, scientists have found.

Mar 18, 2012, 08:37 AM IST

Daily stroll can halve your obesity risk

An hour-long brisk walk undertaken every day can reduce the risk of turning obese by half, scientists have found.

Mar 17, 2012, 13:23 PM IST