Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

Compared to adults who are merely overweight, people with the most severe obesity are twice as likely to develop impaired kidney function, the analysis found. People who aren’t quite as obese have an 18 to 69 per cent higher risk of developing reduced kidney function

#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals studyWith or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

Unstable childhood linked to adult obesity

A stressful childhood lined with destabilizing experiences - such as having divorced parents, being exposed to crime, or moving house frequently - leads to habits that could predict adult obesity, a new study finds

Unstable childhood linked to adult obesityAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is a serious issue in the United States, impacting over one third of the adult population. Previous research has convincingly linked adult obesity with low socioeconomic status both in childhood and later in life. Now, a recent study from Florida State University in Tallahassee, in collaboration with the Kellogg School […]

As Canada bans artificial trans-fats, experts demand the same from India

As Canada bans artificial trans-fats, experts demand the same from IndiaRecently, Canada banned artificially produced trans-fats. Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are the main source of industry-produced trans -fats which are used to create a certain consistency in food or to increase shelf life. They are often found in commercially baked goods. Industrially-produced trans-fats are contained in hardened vegetable fats, such as margarine and ghee, and […]

Obesity key factor behind irregular heartbeat in men

The findings showed that men were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation - a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beat to move blood effectively - at 50 years of age, while women developed the condition at 60 or at older age

Obesity key factor behind irregular heartbeat in menA new study found that, on average, atrial fibrillation develops in men around 10 years earlier than it does in women. It was also found that while carrying excess weight raises the risk of this type of irregular heartbeat for both men and women, it has a stronger effect in men The results of the […]

Can this new smartphone app prevent overeating?

The app named SlipBuddy offers a unique three-pronged approach to overeating, and, ultimately, aims to alter the user's behaviour, instead of just tracking metrics. The app integrates behavioural strategies and technologies such as machine learning, text mining, and mobile devices

Can this new smartphone app prevent overeating?Obesity is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and it affects more than one third of adults. Many conditions that are related to obesity are preventable, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Progress has been made to address the obesity epidemic. After decades of increases in […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]