Obesity

  • Blame your genes for that paunch 24-01-2014 02:13 PM

    London: Scientists have identified five new genes that play a key role in deciding the size of belly fat, paving the way to treat obesity better. A person's measure of belly fat is reflected in the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, and it is estimated that genetics account...
  • Chocolate may help ward off diabetes risk 20-01-2014 02:03 PM

    A compound found in chocolate and red wine may guard people against the risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds - found in berries, tea, and chocolate - could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from...
  • Fast food not driving childhood obesity: Study 16-01-2014 03:46 PM

    Fast food is not the main culprit behind rising childhood obesity rates, a new study has claimed. While rising fast-food consumption has been considered the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity for years, researchers said fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long...
  • Woman whose butt is seven feet wide, claims she has the world's biggest booty 01-01-2014 02:52 PM

    Sarah Massey, whose butt is seven feet wide, claims she has the world's biggest booty. The 33-year-old, who lives in Chicago, says that her body shape is hereditary and there's nothing she can do about it. Some of the practical problems that Massey faces on a daily basis include walking...
  • A computer chip implanted in the arm can help you lose weight 27-11-2013 10:25 PM

    London: Scientists are developing a computer chip that could be implanted in an obese patient's arm to help them lose weight. The chip could prove to be a possible alternative to surgical interventions such as liposuction or gastric bands. Researchers have already developed an early warning system and treatment: an...
  • New implantable chip can help you lose weight 27-11-2013 03:15 PM

    London: Scientists are developing a computer chip that could be implanted in an obese patient's arm to help them lose weight. The chip could prove to be a possible alternative to surgical interventions such as liposuction or gastric bands. Researchers have already developed an early warning system and treatment: an...
  • 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...
  • Saudi man weighing over 600 kg finally gets medical help 21-08-2013 09:48 AM

    Jazan: A young man in Saudi Arabia, Khalid Mohsin Shaeri, suffering from Morbid obesity, weighs close to 610 kg and hasn't been able to leave his bedroom for the past two and a half years. But now, he has finally got medical help. The 20-year-old was airlifted out of his...
  • In India about eight to ten crore people are diabetic, estimates Dr Sujeet Jha 30-07-2013 07:44 PM

    The cases of diabetes are growing with a rapid pace in the urban areas of the country. To discuss the growing trend of the deceases we had a talk with Dr. Sujeet Jha, HOD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, Max Healthcare, New Delhi. Graduate from SK Medical College, Muzaffarpur...
  • Viagra may also combat obesity: study 18-01-2013 03:54 PM

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  • 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...
  • A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    ...And this is not a cliche anymore... Wolfing junk food like burgers, pizzas, pastas, fried chicken, and washing it down with can-loads of ...

  • 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...
  • Hyderabad: Obese techie ends life on failed cure 05-01-2012 09:14 AM

    HYDERABAD: A software engineer ended his life reportedly depressed over failure to reduce his weight even after medical treatment at Miyapur. The depression resulted in the engineer suffering from severe headache since the past few days, police said. The software engineer immolated himself while his wife had gone to her...
  • 200-kg man flies 2 hours to lose 10 kg 18-11-2011 05:20 PM

    Mumbai: This man's journey of liberation from the unbearable heaviness of being involved two journeys in ambulances, and a 2-hour long flight in a refashioned private jet for weight-loss surgery. But he didn't travel light. Even without any luggage, Satish Khichriya (50) a patient of obesity hypoventilation syndrome, weighed a...
  • Solved: Why many people overeat? 29-08-2011 11:53 AM

    London: Researchers claim to have finally unlocked the key to what causes some people to overeat. An international team, led by Yale School of Medicine, has found that "free radicals" -- molecules tied to ageing and tissue damage -- are crucial to suppressing appetite, the 'Daily Express' reported. In fact,...
  • Don't touch that! A gadget that counts calories 03-08-2011 07:25 PM

    Washington: Now all your mindless munching can soon come to a halt with Bite Counter, a gadget to remind you of the number of bites you intake, claim researchers. Bite Counter is worn like a wrist watch. It tracks a pattern of wrist-roll motion to identify when the wearer has...
  • The gene that makes people fat 'identified' 16-05-2011 01:09 PM

    London: Scientists have identified what they claim is the "master switch" gene which causes obesity, a breakthrough which could help treat fat-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. A team, led by Tim Spector of King's College London, which has made the discovery, claims that the DNA controls other...
  • Shaming obese people can backfire: study 04-05-2011 12:34 PM

    Sydney: If you think passing a nasty remark to your obese friend can compel him into doing something about his waistline -- think again. A new finding suggests that shaming your overweight people can be counterproductive. The findings reveal weight stigma can have a negative influence on people's motivation to...
  • Hot red pepper can help burn calories 27-04-2011 01:17 PM

    London: Spicing up the daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite and help burn unwanted calories, a study says. "We found that consuming red pepper can help manage appetite and burn more calories after a meal, especially for individuals who do not consume the spice regularly," said Richard...
  • Women's greatest fear: A big bottom? 19-04-2011 06:28 PM

    London: Guess what's a woman's greatest fear? A big bottom, according to a new study. The study has found that most image-conscious women often ask their friends whether their bums look big to seek reassurance as it's one part of their body they can never really see for themselves, the...
  • New app calculates calories through food photos 13-04-2011 06:07 PM

    New York: Worried about how many calories you are going to consume in that slice of pizza, chocolate cake or bag of fries? A new iPhone application may help. After taking a picture of the meal with the phone, the app gives a calorie read-out almost instantly. The app, called...
  • Putting on a bit of weight lowers dementia risk 06-04-2011 02:04 PM

    Washington: Putting on a bit of weight later in life may not be detrimental to your health. In fact, it can actually lower one's risk of developing dementia, says a new study. Researchers have found that slightly overweight elderly men fare better than their slimmer counterparts who are more likely...
  • Obese man stuck in chair for 2 years, rescued 30-03-2011 05:13 PM

    London: A 43-year-old American man had become so obese that he got stuck in a chair for two years and had to be cut free by rescuers after he became unconscious. The unnamed man from Bellaire, Ohio, was found sitting in his own faeces and urine and covered in maggots...
  • Good night's sleep can help reduce weight 30-03-2011 02:16 PM

    London: Struggling to shed those extra kilos? If yes, try to have a good night's sleep besides sticking to your diet and daily exercise, scientists suggest. Researchers have found that those who get between six and eight hours of sleep a night are twice as likely to reduce their desired...
  • Want to lose weight? Don't add milk to tea 28-03-2011 10:44 AM

    London: Beware, especially if you want to lose weight - don't add milk to tea, or you would pile on the pounds. Scientists have discovered that tea contains high levels of compounds that help reduce the amount of fat but proteins found in cows' milk neutralise this fat-fighting ability. New...
  • Obesity kills more people than AIDS 19-03-2011 12:31 PM

    Ahmedabad: Obesity kills more people than AIDS and is emerging as a serious threat, said health experts here Friday. Shashank Joshi, president of the governing council of the All India Association of Advanced Research in Obesity (AIAARO), said obesity was not a new problem in India. Speaking on Obesity in...