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Tag: Overweight

Kids may not always grow out of being picky eaters

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 […]

Larger thighs linked to lower heart disease risk in obese people

Beijing: Researchers have found that a larger thigh circumference may be associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease in obese people. The findings, published in the journal Endocrine Connections, suggest that carrying more weight on the thighs may be a marker of better heart health in Chinese obese and overweight […]

Being overweight may up advanced prostate cancer risk

New York: Researchers have found that being overweight in middle age and later adulthood linked to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. Using data from 15 large studies combined together, the research team examined associations between body fat, height, and prostate cancer risk in 830,772 men, 51,734 of whom had been diagnosed with prostate […]

Obesity Linked To Higher Dementia Risk

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 […]

Fat Accumulates Inside Lungs Of Obese People

Canberra: Researchers have found that fatty tissues accumulate in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggested that the fatty tissue alters the structure of people’s airways and this could be one reason behind the increased risk of asthma. “Our research team studies […]

1 In 3 Children Under 5 Undernourished Or Overweight

United Nations: At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world. In the report published on Monday, the Unicef warned that millions of children were eating too little of […]

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

London: Researchers have found that overweight kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure, raising the risk of future heart attacks and strokes. Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six. “Parents need to be more […]

Obesity ups risk of being bullying victim, perpetrator

New York: Researchers have found that obese adolescents are not only significantly more likely to experience bullying, but chances of them being perpetrators are also higher, compared to their healthy weight peers. Overweight or obese adolescents who are either victims or perpetrators of bullying or both have significantly greater odds of having depression, behavioural problems […]

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Obesity, alcohol may up breast cancer risk: Study

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 […]

Obesity may double risk of colorectal cancer in young women

New York: Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50, warn researchers. Compared with women with the lowest body mass index (BMIs), 18.5-22.9 kilograms per square meter, women with the highest BMIs, greater than 30, had almost twice the risk of early-onset of colorectal […]

Obesity in your 20s linked to reduced life expectancy: Study

Sydney: If you are obese or overweight in your 20s and 30s, expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy, researchers have warned. The findings showed that men and women who are obese in their 20s will lose up to eight and six years respectively in their lives. In addition, if they are […]

Prenatal coffee consumption can make your child obese

London: Are you expecting? If so, refrain from drinking coffee, as babies born to women who drank coffee during pregnancy were found to be at a higher risk of being overweight, claims a study. Consumption of even one or two cups of coffee per day by expectant mothers can put their babies into a higher […]

Walking may help women conceive: Study

New York: If you have a history of pregnancy loss, do not lose hope as a new study suggests that physical activity such as walking may improve the chances of conceiving among women who are overweight or obese. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, suggested that women reporting more than four hours a […]

Beer belly bad for your heart

New York: If you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart. “People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems […]

Mother's obesity may up early puberty risk in girls

New York: Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study. The results showed that maternal obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) and overweight (body mass index between 25 and 30) […]

Checking unhealthy behaviour as a teenager may cut obesity risk later

Toronto: It’s not only junk food, but a combination of unhealthy behaviours like sedentary lifestyle in teenagers that increases the risk of being overweight in adulthood, say researchers emphasising the need to focus on more than eating habits to combat the obesity epidemic. The study found that the calorie intake among adolescents has not changed, […]

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Reshape your body attitudes to have happier New Year

New York: If you are overweight and planning to lose a few kilos in the New Year, first shed harmful attitudes about your body as feeling bad about yourself does not actually motivate a person to pursue healthy behaviour, suggests new research. The researchers pointed out that over the years, the ideal body type, particularly […]

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to obesity in children

London: If you are consuming a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), stop doing so. It may make you obese or overweight, a study has confirmed. A new review of the latest evidence on SSBs — that includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 — concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and […]

Riding a bike to work as good as gym workout: Researchers

London: If you are overweight and have no time for workout in gym, biking to work can be proved effective to lose weight as fast as you might lose weight at a gym, says a new study. The findings showed that “active commuting” using a bike is a good alternative to gym exercise in the […]

Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk

New York: Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say. The findings showed that people who ate who ate nuts not only had […]

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Every third person in world overweight: Study

More than a third of the world's population - 37 percent of men and 38 percent of women - is overweight, says a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO)