A team of doctors from premier health research institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has found that anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug BGR-34 is effective in cutting down obesity along with improving metabolism mechanisms of the patient afflicted with the chronic disease.
In the human body, white adipose tissue is the main type of fat.
According to the WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, rates of overweight and obesity have reached "epidemic proportions", with only the Americas having a higher level of obese adults than Europe.
The drug's effect "appears to be significantly better than any other anti-obesity medication that is currently available in the US", another obesity expert at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Lee Kaplan was quoted as saying.
"Obesity is a modifiable risk factor of Covid-19 and our goal should be to achieve a healthy weight at the population level that might reduce adverse outcomes in near future."
To determine if children picked up extra weight during the pandemic, researchers analysed the electronic health records of 1,91,509 children, who were age 5 to 17 from March 1, 2019, to January 31, 2021.
Jerusalem: Israeli researchers have discovered 27 new molecules, which may lead to a potential treatment for fatty liver disease, obesity and to heal wounds. The findings, led by Professor Amiram Goldblum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, were made possible by a new algorithm, which chose the 27 molecules with the strongest therapeutic potential from […]
New York: Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns a research. The study, led by a team from the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, showed that high-sugar cereals are heavily promoted during programmes aired for children on […]
London: If you thought that obesity affects only humans, you may be wrong. It can also shorten lives of your canine friends, finds a research. The research, from the University of Liverpool in the UK, reveals that the lifespan of overweight dogs was up to two-and-half years shorter when compared to ideal-weight dogs. “Owners are […]
New York: Parents, please take note. Obese children are at an increased risk of asthma, a new study has found. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than in those in a normal weight range and that 23 to 27 per cent of new asthma […]
London: Are you obese or overweight? Blame long term exposure to blaring horns and other noise from road traffic, said researchers. The study showed that a 10 decibel (dB) increase in mean noise level was associated with a 17 per cent increase in obesity. “Our analysis shows that people exposed to the highest levels of […]
London: Overweight and obese people may be at increased risk of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, warns new research. The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed that the psychological impact of being overweight causes depression, rather than associated illnesses such as diabetes. “Our research shows that being overweight […]
New York: Antacids or acid suppressants and antibiotics may alter the type and volume of gut bacteria that have been associated with increased risk of obesity particularly if taken for longer periods in early childhood, warns a new study. The study explored that the structure of gut bacteria has been linked to various aspects of […]
New York: Researchers have identified a DNA mutation common in animals that may explain why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, showed a surprising difference between two sets of the fruit flies when feeding with alternate diets high in […]
London: Children with obesity are more likely to develop a debilitating hip disease — Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) — during their adolescence, warns a new study. SCFE occurs mainly among teenagers, affecting 1 in 2,000 children. It deforms hip and sometimes completely collapses, causing pain and life-long disability. Early recognition and treatment of the […]