Skipping breakfast and lack of sleep can influence weight gain in children

Being overweight or obese is linked to a child having poorer mental health, which can extend into adolescence and adulthood

Skipping breakfast and lack of sleep can influence weight gain in childrenAll three are early life factors which can be modified and the research highlights the possibility that prompt intervention could have an impact in curbing the growth in childhood overweight and obesity. The paper, which was published in US journal Pediatrics, is the first research in the UK to look at the patterns of body […]

TV in children’s room increases risk of obesity

Girls who had TVs in their bedrooms at the age of seven were 30 per cent more likely to be overweight when they were 11, compared to children who did not have TVs in their bedrooms. For boys, the risk was increased by about 20 per cent

TV in children’s room increases risk of obesityChildren who have TVs in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight than those who do not, a study by University College London scientists suggests. For girls in particular, they found the longer spent watching TV, the more likely children were to put on weight. Researchers say there is now an urgent need to […]

Obesity: ‘With scarless intervention healing is faster and safer’

Obesity is a problem that many of us are facing today. Whether you blame the genetics or the unhealthy food habits, it's all going to come down to one thing- diseases. Here's what Dr Neto from Brazil has to say about it

Obesity: ‘With scarless intervention healing is faster and safer’“Genetically, South Asians are predisposed to obesity. Also with an overwhelming population, there is an added burden. Which basically means, even if I say 1 per cent of you guys are obese, it’s more than 1/4th of many countries,” said Dr Manoel Galvao Neto, Affiliate Professor of Surgery at ABC College of Medicine in Canto […]

Obesity: Sassoon Hospital starts a dedicated clinic

Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and so on and reduces the quality of life. To tackle it, Pune’s Sassoon Hospital has started a dedicated obesity clinic

Obesity: Sassoon Hospital starts a dedicated clinicToday, the awareness regarding the obesity related diseases is increasing. The good news is that you can take steps to lose weight. And losing even some weight can make a big difference to your health and how you feel. As, the government hospitals are coming forward to offer treatment for the same. Now, Sassoon Hospital in […]

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids health

It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to researchers

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids healthKids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before bed […]

Piling on kilos during puberty increases the risk of dying early

A jump of 7 BMI units in puberty leaves boys at risk of dying early from heart disease due to obesity

Piling on kilos during puberty increases the risk of dying earlyCardiovascular disease is the world’s leading killer and is linked to obesity. Putting on lots of weight during puberty increases the risk of death from heart attacks or a stroke later in life, new research suggests. A jump of just seven body mass index (BMI) units during the developmental phase leaves young boys, in particular, vulnerable […]

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new study

Researchers found that the people with who slept at least 6 hours at the start of the study were 1.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke than the people who did not have a history of heart disease

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new studyFor people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index (BMI) and elevated cholesterol along with a […]

Study links being underweight to early menopause

In the study, women with a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kilograms per square meter — at any age — were 30 per cent more likely to experience early menopause compared with women whose BMI was between 18.5 and 22.4 kilograms per square metre

Study links being underweight to early menopauseA large study of almost 80,000 women concludes that being underweight poses a risk of experiencing early menopause The researchers were led by Dr Kathleen Szegda — who, at the time of the study, was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst — and the findings were published in the journal […]

‘Love pounds’, ‘Happy weight’ are for real after you fall in love

It should come as no surprise that the lifestyle people lead with their romantic partners has a great impact on their risk of becoming obese

‘Love pounds’, ‘Happy weight’ are for real after you fall in loveBeing in a happy and stable relationship is wonderful, but it could come at a great cost to your health and waistline, according to new research published in PLOS Genetics. People tend to gain a few “love pounds” once they have entered a serious and comfortable relationship — with recent reports suggesting that 62 per […]

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

When people are facing a stressful situation, a chain reaction is set off in the body that results in the release of cortisol, leading to higher levels of this hormone in the body

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesityUsing hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]