Fat

  • Fat ain't fit: Obesity a health hazard 26-10-2013 02:34 PM

    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 present-day society...
  • Cold temperatures, chili peppers help burn fat: Study 21-10-2013 01:17 PM

    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...
  • New pocket-sized device tells how much fat you burn 25-07-2013 04:01 PM

    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 pocket-sized portable sensor that provides a readout of how much...
  • Majority of air passengers favour 'pay as you weigh' model 04-04-2013 07:14 PM

    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. Fifty-nine per cent of the respondents favoured the "fat tax", a survey by global travel search portal Skyscanner revealed....
  • Overdrive: Harley Davidson adds two new CKD models in India 31-03-2013 03:13 PM

    Harley Davidson recently added two motor cycles to their Indian CKD lineup - Fat Boy and Heritage Softail Classic. ...
  • Harley-Davidson Fat Bob launched in India at Rs 12.8 lakh 23-11-2012 10:56 AM

    Harley-Davidson 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, ex-showroom Delhi. A member of the Dyna family, just...
  • Gene keeps fat people happier than skinny ones 21-11-2012 03:34 PM

    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...
  • Woman tracks 43 diet plans to lose weight 09-01-2012 10:01 AM

    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 28-08-2011 07:01 PM

    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 07-08-2011 07:17 PM

    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...
  • Comfort eating helps stave off the blues: study 03-08-2011 12:36 PM

    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 gut-brain signalling, according to a study by...
  • Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians 02-08-2011 05:43 PM

    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...
  • Overweight people will stay that way for ever 26-07-2011 12:47 PM

    London: It's bad news for overweight people. A 55-year 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...
  • Soon, a jab to make you thin? 11-07-2011 12:10 PM

    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 Indian-origin researcher showed that they were able to turn white fat into brown fat in mice by blocking a natural chemical...
  • China launches star-studded propaganda movie 08-06-2011 08:10 PM

    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...
  • Magic Bullets to keep you in shape? 17-03-2011 10:41 AM

    "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...
  • Breath test to tell start of fat burn off 23-01-2011 05:56 PM

    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...
  • Diet books focus on healthy eating 29-12-2010 09:45 AM

    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 17-11-2010 09:01 AM

    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 05-08-2010 11:26 AM

    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: Fat-drinking public service campaign 15-12-2009 02:22 PM

    It may make you not want to drink another soda. ...
  • Say no to transfats, stay healthy 04-02-2009 12:49 AM

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  • Health Tips: Get that perfect weight! 26-11-2008 11:08 AM

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  • 'Fat' gene's discovery give hope to the obese 08-05-2008 07:00 PM

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has once again highlighted the need for a separate window for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ponting only played in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, for Kolkata Knight Riders, and said he decided not to return so as to prolong his...
  • Sneak Peek: Chasing love in Run Fat Boy, Run 27-03-2008 02:40 AM

    Brisbane: Skipper Ross Taylor said on Sunday that the well-beaten New Zealand team had to work harder to be competitive against Australia to save the two-Test series in Hobart later this week. The abject Black Caps were routed for 150 in their second innings and trounced by nine wickets in...
  • Too fat for jail, convict Mafia man sent home 13-03-2008 01:10 PM

    Melbourne: Former Test player John Inverarity, who had two coaching stints in English county cricket, was named Australia's full-time national selector on Friday. Cricket Australia said in a statement that Inverarity, who coached at Warwickshire and Kent after a 23-year career as a first-class cricketer in Australia, will take up...