Jan14

Is obesity a Genetic Curse?

It is pretty difficult to digest the fact that in a country like India, where excess is usually frowned upon and an estimated 30 percent of the population live below the poverty line; Indians are battling the bulge and opening the lid on a Pandora’s box of health issues. People who work the most in […]

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Jan10

Obesity and Tooth Decay in Kids!

Obesity among kids in India is on the rise with dental decay spreading as an epidemic as both are considered to be closely linked – identified by dentists Childhood obesity has become quite a common issue in developing countries especially among the age group of 5 to 16 years. In addition to its association with […]

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Dec17

Identified: Genes responsible for Obesity in Indians!

Indian researchers for the first time have been successful to identify a gene associated with obesity, quite specific to Indian population. This is important because identifying the genetic determinants of the body mass index (BMI) will go a long way in better understanding the biological basis of being overweight or obese. What does this research […]

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Dec14

Obesity – the cause behind half a million cancers a year, Worldwide!

According to experts, 30% of the global population is estimated to be overweight or obese, which has a significant impact on cancer rates. According to a recent report published by Lancet Oncology, 500,000 cancer cases worldwide are caused due to Obesity. Women are at a greater risk compared to men and twice as likely to […]

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Dec05

Risk of baby death higher among Obese pregnant women!

Obese women are twice as likely to lose their baby in the womb or in their first year of life than those with normal weight, a new study has claimed. Researchers at the Newcastle University who examined over 40,000 pregnancies at maternity units in the U.K. found that the risk of baby death was double […]

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Nov30

Save your heart by exercising two to three times a week

How much exercise do middle-aged women need to reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots? A large study from Britain brings good news – middle-aged women exercising two to three times per week were 20% less likely to suffer those conditions than inactive women. Walking and other moderately intense exercise such as […]

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Nov25

Snacking associated to Fatty Liver & Abdominal Obesity!

Less time and more of work! People living in metro cities are always running; either to reach office on time, to fulfil family needs or become financially strong. Life has become so busy and hectic that it has become difficult to devote some time for self. Are you really keeping yourself fit? What measures are […]

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Nov19

Things to Know: Diseases that arise out of Obesity

Obesity is one of the major health crises faced by India with over 17 per cent of young Indians being Obese. Development of obesity negatively affects the health of an individual leading to numerous diseases including some major ones. • High blood pressure, hypertension: One-third of all cases of high blood pressure are associated with […]

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Nov12

Two-fifths of Punjab population Obese! Alarming findings on risk factors

Surveys conducted across Punjab showed that 40% of the population is either overweight or obese and just under half the Punjab is at a high risk of contracting kidney ailments. Moreover, prevalence rate of diabetes is five percent higher than the national average! A study conducted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research and […]

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Nov05

Are Gallstones linked with Pregnancy?

In addition to morning sickness, swollen feet and stretch marks, pregnant women have yet another thing to worry about – Gallstones. Various studies prove that women have a twice the risk as compared to men of developing gallstones. Hormonal changes that occur in the body of pregnant women can put you at even higher risk. […]

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