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.
People with increasing body mass index (BMI) may be at the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, finds a new study.
New York: Parents and caregivers, read this carefully. Researchers have found that not all children grow out of being ‘picky eaters’ and parents’ efforts to change the habit may make it worse. By age four, children can become established picky eaters, according to findings published in the journal Pediatrics. “Picky eating is common during childhood […]
London: There is no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms as previous studies have indicated that these factors may be important in adult obesity, say researchers. According to the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, the areas where we live are known to be important for […]
London: Obese people, read this carefully. Researchers have found that men with a history of obesity in their late teens, in adult life, are more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung. The risk rises successively and is highest in those who were severely obese in adolescence. A thrombus in […]
Toronto: Want to live a healthy and long life? Please take note. Researchers have found that drinking two-and-a-half glasses of orange juice a day could reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. According to the findings, published in the Journal of Lipid Research, the researchers are studying a molecule found in […]
London: Researchers have found that surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life. The results, published in the journal Diabetes Care, are based on data from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study. For the […]
New York: Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic and in major breakthrough, researchers have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells, called AHR, and known primarily to combat exposures to environmental chemicals, also plays a big role in the body’s metabolism. Stopping the […]
New York: Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity and has become a public health concern, especially for older adults, say researchers. With older adults increasingly moving into senior living or retirement communities, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine sought to identify the common characteristics of […]
New York: The excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is not only linked with the increased long-term maternal weight but, according to a new study, it also has cumulative effect over multiple pregnancies. For the study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the researchers selected 1,181 women and analysed the effect of excessive GWG pregnancies […]
New Delhi: Researchers in Denmark found that overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers and according to health experts here obesity may worsen the cancer survivorship, including quality of life. According to the study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, there were 20,706 cancers among 313,321 adults diagnosed with […]
Toronto: Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared to children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analysed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking […]
New York: Children who are born to mothers who were obese during pregnancy may suffer from underdeveloped motor skills and a lower IQ, researchers have found. For the findings, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, the researchers studied 368 mothers and their children, all from similar economic circumstances and neighbourhoods, during pregnancy and when the […]
New York: Researchers have found that longer and sustained exposure to obesity is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. For the findings, published in the journal Diabetologia, the research team from Indiana University in the US, used data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) to identify body mass index (BMI) […]
London: Overweight people, please take note. Researchers have found that obesity in midlife is linked to a greater risk of dementia later in life; however, poor diet and lack of exercise are not. “Some previous studies have suggested a poor diet or a lack of exercise may increase a person’s risk of dementia, however, our study […]
Toronto: Weight may affect doctors’ ability to correctly interpret routine blood tests in children, according to a new study. “We performed the first comprehensive analysis of the effect of obesity on routine blood tests in a large community population of children and found that almost 70 per cent of the blood tests studied were affected,” […]
New York: Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health, say researchers, adding they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, among the most common bone fractures. “Obesity and smoking are currently considered among the two most important preventable causes of […]
London: Weight-loss or bariatric surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65. But researchers, including Indian-origin, have now found that these procedures could lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly […]
London: Researchers have found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults. “It is the acidic nature of some drinks such as carbonated drinks and acidic fruit juices that leads to tooth wear,” said study lead author Saoirse O’Toole from King’s College London. The […]
London: Obesity poses a higher risk of type 2 diabetes in women, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and chronic kidney disease in men, said a new study from the University of Oxford. “The study shows just how harmful carrying excess weight can be to human health, and that women and men may experience different […]
Madrid: Spend more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, a new study suggests. The research published in the journal PLOS ONE, has also found that we burn 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period while standing compared to lying or sitting. “If we take steps to […]
London: Researchers have found that people who drink red wine have an increased gut microbiota diversity as well as lower levels of obesity and bad cholesterol. “Moderate red wine consumption is associated with greater diversity and healthier gut microbiota that partly explain its long-debated beneficial effects on health,” said Caroline Le Roy from King’s College […]
Sydney: While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases. Published in the European Heart Journal, the findings also showed that for every additional fast food outlet, there […]
New Delhi: Researchers have found that students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to higher risk of obesity and likely to have other lifestyle habits that increases the risk of heart disease. According to a study, researchers analysed 1,060 students (700 girls and 360 boys) of Colombia with an […]
Belly fat is probably the most stubborn thing in our body which refuses to reduce if it doesn’t get the best treatment. While there are multiple methods suggested on the internet for reduction of the fat, only some of them are effective. But you don’t need to worry as we have listed some of the […]
New York: Teasing and bullying overweight children could act as a catalyst in further increasing their weight by 33 per cent, compared to obese kids who do not suffer body shaming, a study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change […]
Mumbai: Once holding the dubious distinction of being Asia’s heaviest woman weighing over 300 kgs, a woman from Maharashtra’s Palghar has shed a staggering 214 kgs in four years, her bariatric surgeon Shashank Shah announced here on Wednesday. The woman was identified as Amita Rajani, 42, of Vasai town in Palghar, adjacent to Mumbai. Her […]
New York: Can’t stop overeating? Adopt a Mediterranean diet as it not only deters overeating but also protects against obesity and liver diseases, suggests a new study. In the study, published in the journal Obesity, the researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine, US compared the effects of a Mediterranean diet with those of a […]
New York: Do you keep switching between digital devices like smartphone, tablet and PC? Beware. A study has linked media multitasking to obesity. The study showed that mindless switching between digital devices could be associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may cause weight gain. “Increased exposure to phones, tablets […]
New York: Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that chemerin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and appears to play a role in energy storage, was more prevalent in the skin […]
Sydney: Drinking one alcoholic drink daily as well as being overweight can increase the risk of developing breast cancer, warns a study of over two lakh women. “That means that consequently, even relatively small preventable proportions translate into large numbers of preventable breast cancers,” said Maarit Laaksonen, from the University of New South Wales in […]
Santiago: Obese boys and girls are likely to enter puberty at an early age, which can result in stunted growth or depression, finds a new study. The study showed total body obesity and excess belly fat in boys aged four-seven years were associated with greater odds of starting puberty before age nine. “With the increase […]
New York: A high-protein and low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and shed “bad” fat, say researchers. Doctors have long struggled with how to recommend safe weight loss for seniors, because dropping pounds can lead to muscle and bone loss. “Doctors hesitate to recommend […]
New York: Besides improving your heart health, consuming flaxseeds can also cause changes in the gut microbiota, boost metabolic health as well as protect against diet-induced obesity, finds a study. Flaxseed is a fibre-rich plant that has been shown to improve cholesterol levels and inflammation in the colon. However, there is little research on how […]
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 […]