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Why do experts want faster obesity treatment for children?
According to researchers, obesity is a chronic disease that affects children and adolescents, and that the old strategy — a kind of watchful waiting, or delayed treatment — will not help. Treating the problem as early as possible may help prevent a lot of misery
COVID-19 vaccine protects people of all body weights: Study
Vaccine effectiveness was similar for those with a higher body mass index and of a healthy weight, but slightly lower in the underweight group, who were also the least likely to have been vaccinated
Obesity-related risks for colorectal cancer not the same for men and women, says new study
Having a higher body mass index increases the risk of colorectal cancer among men more than in women and higher waist-to-hip ration heightens the risk of colorectal cancer among women rather than in men
Study finds 'encouraging' recovery of lung capacity, tissue in most severe COVID-19 cases
Researchers believe that the patterns of recovery observed among COVID-19 patients is similar to the recovery trajectory of patients suffering from acute pneumonia or ARDS
High screen time associated with poor dietary patterns, disrupted sleep, increased stress, finds study
The study found that heavy users, who spent an aggregate screen time of 17.5 hours per day across all devices, reported the least healthy dietary patterns and the poorest health-related characteristics, including a significantly high BMI
HIIT along with rowing and cycling can help type 2 diabetes patients lose weight, improve insulin sensitivity
The scientists concluded that HIIT can help in improving the blood sugar levels and can also help in losing weight effectively.
Losing weight before midlife may reduce early death risks by 54% in obese people, says study
Obesity can cause many chronic diseases, like cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer -- all of which in turn increases the likelihood of death.
No child's play: Kids from low-income families suffer as designated play spaces remain scarce and streets unsafe
Children from disadvantaged areas like slums are the most vulnerable because they live in unsafe and unhealthy environments, with minimal access to services — from play spaces, to nearby schools. In the absence of designated play spaces, they play near their homes and on the streets, where there are several deterrents: poor road maintenance, garbage, absence of street lights, harassment of girls on the streets, drinking in public spaces
What is fat mass index and how does it impact health
Fat mass index (FMI) is a small part of the total BMI - it accounts for body fat and is the reason high BMI is sometimes misunderstood.
Researchers now know why we gain weight as we grow older
Scientists have found that as we age, the body processes lipids at a slower rate. This is a major contributor to weight gain, and even obesity, in old age.
Men’s Health Week: It is a numbers game for men to keep cardiovascular diseases away
From 10-16 June, men's health is celebrated all over the world to remind them to put their health first and take better care of themselves.
Heart disease is India's deadliest killer: Wealthy urban males at greatest risk of contracting cardiovascular ailments, finds survey
Heart disease is the highest killer among Indians but the risk of heart disease varies across states, with wealthier and more urbanised states having higher risk, according to a new study.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning may improve detection of lung diseases
Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning can be used to help improve the accuracy of the diagnosis in lung diseases, finds a study. Machine learning utilises algorithms that can learn from and perform predictive data analysis.
Sugary drinks in pregnancy can make infants overweight
Consumption of soft drinks by mothers during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of high body mass index (BMI) leading to being overweight in infants.
Study reveals one full serving of daal a day can help you lose weight
One full serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to less food cravings and more weight loss, says a study.<br />
Obesity levels among adults in USA have leveled off, says study
Obesity levels among adults appear to be holding steady across the United States, adding to recent evidence that the growth rate for U.S. waistlines is slowing, according to an analysis released on Friday