Category: Obesity

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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