FAT

  • Watch: Rannvijay Singha takes vows, performs at his big fat Punjabi wedding to Priyanka Vohra May 19, 2014

    Popular television VJ Rannvijay Singha's wedding is almost drawing to an end. His buddy and cohost Raghu Ram tweeted the latest episode earlier today. ...
  • Human fat can help treat brain cancer May 4, 2014

    Washington: Stem cells taken from a patient's own body fat could soon be used to treat deadly brain cancer, according to new research. Scientists have successfully used stem cells derived from human body fat to deliver biological treatments directly to the brains of mice with the most common and aggressive...
  • Fat ain't fit: Obesity a health hazard October 26, 2013

    One of the most common advertisements in both the print and electronic media is that of weight loss programmes that promise magical transformation from a fat to a fit figure. Doctors, however, express doubt over the efficacy of such programmes. Doctors say that obesity, a problem increasingly consuming presentday society and...
  • Cold temperatures, chili peppers help burn fat: Study October 21, 2013

    Want to lose weight? Just stay cold and eat spicy food! Exposure to cold and consuming chemicals found in chili peppers could help burn fat, a new study has found. Spending time in low temperatures and consumption of chemicals found in chili peppers both appear to increase the number and activity of socalled...
  • New pocketsized device tells how much fat you burn July 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Fitness freaks can now gauge if their hard work is paying off without the need for weighing scales thanks to a new device that can instantly tell how much fat your body is burning. Japanese scientists developed the pocketsized portable sensor that provides a readout of how much...
  • Majority of air passengers favour 'pay as you weigh' model April 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The proposal to charge overweight air passengers more may not have gone down well with some, but a majority of respondents in a recent survey voiced support to the idea. Fiftynine per cent of the respondents favoured the "fat tax", a survey by global travel search portal Skyscanner revealed. "An...
  • Overdrive: Harley Davidson adds two new CKD models in India March 31, 2013

    Harley Davidson recently added two motor cycles to their Indian CKD lineup Fat Boy and Heritage Softail Classic. Which means nine out of 12 models in India line up are now being assembled in Haryana. ...
  • US waiter suspended for 'fat girls' comment on bill December 10, 2012

    New York: A server in a US restaurant has been suspended after referring to three women customers as "fat girls" on their bill. Christine Duran, Christina Huerta and Isabel Robles say their enjoyable meal at Chilly D's Sports Lounge in Stockton, California ended painfully when the waiter plopped down the...
  • First ride: 2012 HarleyDavidson Fat Bob in India November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Is it a mix of the Fat Boy and Street Bob? That was the immediate question that sprung to mind when I first heard about the Fat Bob. And when I finally saw the motorcycle and then spent some time riding it I realised that it actually is...
  • HarleyDavidson Fat Bob launched in India at Rs 12.8 lakh November 23, 2012

    HarleyDavidson India has been at the forefront of expanding its product line up in the country over the past two years. The manufacturer has now launched its latest CKD offering in the country, the Fat Bob, priced at Rs 12.8 lakh, exshowroom Delhi. A member of the Dyna family, just like...
  • Gene keeps fat people happier than skinny ones November 21, 2012

    London: A specific gene could explain why fat people are happier than their thinner counterparts, says a new research from McMaster University, Canada. Scientists have linked the "fat gene" with the "happy gene". "Strictly" star Lisa Riley has recently said she is a "big, really happy girl who is lucky...
  • Gym goers beware, killer steroids in supplements September 3, 2012

    Kochi/New Delhi: A growing number of fitness gyms are selling and encouraging the use of bodybuilding steroids. A family lost its young son Rijo to these drugs. "My son was very healthy and he used to go to the gym to maintain himself. His gym instructor lured him to take...
  • Chocolate lovers tend to weigh less: study March 27, 2012

    People who ate chocolate a few times a week or more weighed less than those who rarely indulged, according to a US study involving a thousand people. Researchers said the findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, don't prove that adding a candy bar to your daily diet will...
  • Woman tracks 43 diet plans to lose weight January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In an age where people tend to be judged for their looks and weight as well, how hard is it to be fat in India? How hard is to come back from what media professional Kalli Purie calls the dark zone? At the first glance, it's hard to...
  • Knowing your weaknesses is key to weight loss August 28, 2011

    London: Struggling to shed those extra kilos even after following a strict diet regime? Then, you should pay a bit more attention to your own personality type, a top neuroscientist has claimed. According to Dr Daniel Amen, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, trying diet plans may be...
  • Synthetic fat limits damage in heart attack August 7, 2011

    Washington: A synthetic fat used in treating overdoses of local anaesthetics could also protect heart attack victims. A University of California, Los Angeles study, led by anaesthesiologist Siamak Rahman, identified how Intralipid, a fat emulsion combining soy bean oil and egg phospholipids, can prevent extensive heart damage. It could help preserve heart...
  • Comfort eating helps stave off the blues: study August 3, 2011

    London: A sweet tooth might not be the only reason why we reach for ice cream and cake in times of stress. Comfort from the consumption of fatty foods is not derived purely from the pleasurable sensory experience of eating but also through gutbrain signalling, according to a study by...
  • Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians August 2, 2011

    Toronto: Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study. While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in their waistlines, Indians and other South Asians carry this extra fat into their internal organs like liver and abdomen affecting their normal functioning. It...
  • Overweight people will stay that way for ever July 26, 2011

    London: It's bad news for overweight people. A 55year study in Britain has found out that once people gain weight, they can never return to their original size. Of the 12 million Britons who diet every year, less than 10 percent succeed in losing significant amounts of weight with most...
  • Soon, a jab to make you thin? July 11, 2011

    Melbourne: Having trouble shedding those extra kilos? You may soon get an injection that could help you burn calories and melt the excess flab away. A team by an Indianorigin researcher showed that they were able to turn white fat into brown fat in mice by blocking a natural chemical in...
  • China launches starstudded propaganda movie June 8, 2011

    Beijing: Chinese movie stars gathered Wednesday to launch a blockbuster movie celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. The Beginning of the Great Revival traces developments between the 1911 revolution that overthrew imperial rule and the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party on July 31, 1921. It is part...
  • Magic Bullets to keep you in shape? March 17, 2011

    "I like magic bullets," Dr. Rox Anderson declared while describing the latest fat dissolving technology that he invented. Apparently so do you. In response to my previous column on the types of fats we have in the body, readers wrote asking for more ways to quickly lose weight. Principally, there are...
  • The fats of life: What weight should you lose? February 18, 2011

    Chances are that you, your friends and neighbours are fighting an enemy you know little about. Answer the following, and please prove me wrong. Fat: A. Stores energy B. Influences your ability to fight infections C. Regulates your blood pressure D. Affects the way blood forms clots E. All of the above Fat is not just...
  • Breath test to tell start of fat burn off January 23, 2011

    London: A breathalyser to reveal how much fat you burn off at the gym is being developed by scientists. Exercise machines currently estimate when people enter the 'fat burning zone'. The breathalyser works by picking up minute changes in the levels of a molecule called acetone in people's breath, which is given...
  • Diet books focus on healthy eating December 29, 2010

    New York: If living without pasta and bread, or giving up cheese and bacon make losing weight difficult, the latest diet books may provide some incentive to drop that added holiday weight. Instead of deprivation, restricting food groups or counting calories, new weight loss plans offer different approaches to slimming...
  • Huge pay cheques are back at IIMs November 17, 2010

    Students of the IIMs are a happy lot receiving summer internships that have been the best after the slowdown. ...
  • Low, high carbs can help you lose weight August 5, 2010

    It's good news for those on a diet and are worried about carbs. A new study says both low and high carbs can help you lose weight as long as you understand your body's needs. ...
  • Watch: Fatdrinking public service campaign December 15, 2009

    The campaign from the New York City Department Of Health says drinking one can of soda a day can make you 10 pounds fatter in a year. ...