Female? Obese? You’re at higher risk for cancer

Women have always had it tough. As if hormones blocking weight loss, making skin pigmented, hairfall more weren’t enough, now there’s the risk of cancer. Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of healthy weight, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK. While we all know that our cancer risk … Continue reading Female? Obese? You’re at higher risk for cancer

Veganism cured my hypertension, diabetes, obesity

My quest for health began in 2009. It was a difficult time emotionally and I also faced multiple health issues. I was overweight and on medication for hypertension. Latest blood reports showed me as pre-diabetic and anaemic with many other parameters out of range. In my heart I searched for answers better than what conventional medicine was offering me. I came across many teachers, books … Continue reading Veganism cured my hypertension, diabetes, obesity

Sleep less, gain weight, get diabetes

Compromising on your sleep to get your work done? Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, a new study finds. The results were presented at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego, USA. While previous studies have shown that short sleep duration increases risk for obesity and diabetes, this study found … Continue reading Sleep less, gain weight, get diabetes

Getting divorced? Pay attention to your kids’ diet

We all know that stress causes binge eating. And now, the emotional turmoils of divorce have been proven to push kids to guzzle down sweetened drinks. Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than kids whose parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study by the San Francisco State University. … Continue reading Getting divorced? Pay attention to your kids’ diet

Fatty liver predictor of stroke

There’s more trouble for people with fatty liver. They may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the London Health Sciences Centre. The study is the first to find a link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease — a disease characterized by the accumulation of fat in the liver in non drinkers — and … Continue reading Fatty liver predictor of stroke

Fatty liver attracts Type 2 diabetes

Beware. If you have fatty liver, you could be inviting diabetes. In recent years, fatty liver has become more appreciated as a sign of obesity and resistance to insulin, a hormone that controls the body’s glucose levels. This new study shows that fatty liver may be more than an indicator of obesity but may actually have an independent role in the development of type 2 … Continue reading Fatty liver attracts Type 2 diabetes

Obesity can amplify bone, muscle loss

Date: April 16, 2014 Source: Florida State University Summary: A new syndrome called “osteosarcopenic obesity” that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity has been identified by researchers. The syndrome explains how many obese individuals experience a triad of problems that place them at a higher risk for falling and breaking bones. Researchers note that the work stands to remind people … Continue reading Obesity can amplify bone, muscle loss

Lose the paunch, halt the hair loss?

Date: April 1, 2014 Source: University of Melbourne Summary: A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. The world first research confirmed that changes in the hair growth cycle led to fluctuations in the thickness of the underlying fat layer of the skin — … Continue reading Lose the paunch, halt the hair loss?