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Obesity is gateway to serious health issues, here's how you can keep it at bay
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Obesity is gateway to serious health issues, here's how you can keep it at bay

There is much more to obesity than eating more and moving less

World Obesity Day : All you need to know about date, theme and significance
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World Obesity Day : All you need to know about date, theme and significance

Obesity has been defined as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health” according to the World Health Organization

A need for lifestyle change: How poor sleep can result in Type 2 diabetes
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A need for lifestyle change: How poor sleep can result in Type 2 diabetes

Prolong obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular diseases, and obesity.

NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch nutrition profiles for 19 states, UTs that map out performance across districts
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NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch nutrition profiles for 19 states, UTs that map out performance across districts

Each states nutrition profile has included key takeaways for children, women and men and identified areas for further improvement.

Want to lose weight? Make these small changes and see wonders
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Want to lose weight? Make these small changes and see wonders

Known as a “small-changes approach”, these simple steps will help people manage their weight.

World Heart Day 2021: Why early menopause is a risk factor for coronary heart disease
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World Heart Day 2021: Why early menopause is a risk factor for coronary heart disease

In the reproductive phase, female sex hormones have a protective effect on cardiovascular health making it rare for young women to have heart attacks

World Heart Day 2021: Why steroids are linked to higher heart disease risk
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World Heart Day 2021: Why steroids are linked to higher heart disease risk

For patients who are in need of long-term steroid use, it is advised to have a discussion with a medical professional around this

Non-communicable diseases rise in India as unhealthy lifestyle choices continue to be the norm
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Non-communicable diseases rise in India as unhealthy lifestyle choices continue to be the norm

The non-communicable diseases can be of long duration, and they may be a result of a combination of different factors including genetic, physiological, environmental, and behavioral

Two-year study to analyse how COVID-19 vaccines affect people with weakened immunity
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Two-year study to analyse how COVID-19 vaccines affect people with weakened immunity

Dozens of French hospitals have launched a two-year study with 10,000 people to find out how people respond to coronavirus immunisation.

Obesity in adult women linked to childhood abuse, social background more than in men, suggests study
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Obesity in adult women linked to childhood abuse, social background more than in men, suggests study

The study sought to understand the social and environmental factors that contribute to obesity in men and women separately.

Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study
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Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study

Obesity not only impairs movement but also increases the risks of many chronic and potentially disabling diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and kidney disease

Substituting regular meals with total diet replacements could aid weight loss, control diabetes
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Substituting regular meals with total diet replacements could aid weight loss, control diabetes

Total diet replacements or TDRs are nutritionally balanced formula foods such as shakes, soups, ready-to-drink options, dehydrated meals, nutrition bars, porridge, or negative-calorie desserts that are supposed to replace your entire diet

Occupational physical activity not same as work out, can increase risk of dementia by 55%, says study
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Occupational physical activity not same as work out, can increase risk of dementia by 55%, says study

It was found that participants with high occupational physical activity (OPA) levels had a dementia incidence rate of 1.48, which was significantly higher than in people who engaged only in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) at home or at the gym

Future weight loss may be determined by brain's subnetwork, its link with gastrointestinal system, says study
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Future weight loss may be determined by brain's subnetwork, its link with gastrointestinal system, says study

A number of factors contribute to or may be the chief cause of obesity, including metabolism, cognition, eating behaviours and the state of the gut microbiome.

Sitting long hours may not be bad for your brain as long as daily exercise goals met, says study
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Sitting long hours may not be bad for your brain as long as daily exercise goals met, says study

A new study published in Psychology and Aging argues what we think about sitting and cognitive function may be wrong

World Heart Day 2020: Rising heart attacks among young people and ways to prevent them
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World Heart Day 2020: Rising heart attacks among young people and ways to prevent them

Work-related stress and increased screen time also contribute significantly towards heart problems.

Keto 2.0: Adopting modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet a useful plan for weight loss, overall health
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Keto 2.0: Adopting modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet a useful plan for weight loss, overall health

The findings show that the adoption of a modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet can not only aid weight loss but also improve blood circulation and glucose management.

PCOS Awareness Month 2020 dedicated to a common hormonal disorder that affects 10% of women worldwide
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PCOS Awareness Month 2020 dedicated to a common hormonal disorder that affects 10% of women worldwide

Around 40 percent of women diagnosed with PCOS also suffer from depression and self-esteem issues after diagnosis.

Losing weight before midlife may reduce early death risks by 54% in obese people, says study
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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.

Eating whole grains a healthy choice but picking right products could be way trickier
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Eating whole grains a healthy choice but picking right products could be way trickier

Whole grains and whole grain flours are made of the entire grain kernel, including the bran, germ and endosperm -- which is what makes it super-healthy.