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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 sisters and how gastric bypass helped them for the better in very different ways

The operation involves isolating a portion of the stomach with staples and sometimes bands. This thumb-size pouch becomes the new stomach; usually, surgeons then attach the small intestine to it, thereby skipping most of the football-size stomach and some of the small intestine

3 sisters and how gastric bypass helped them for the better in very different waysThree sisters sit at a table in a sleepy, intimate restaurant outside Allentown, PA. They study the menu with intensity, as if a test is coming. In a way, it is: What can they choose that won’t make them sick, that will be easy to chew and swallow, that won’t give them heart palpitations or […]

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthy

Children are becoming less active for environmental or interpersonal reasons. Lack of physical activity increases the risk of obesity and health-related problems in adolescence, and adulthood

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthyHealth is wealth, but doctors and a study reveal there is an increase in the number among children with regards to a drop in their health and fitness. According to the 7th Annual School health and fitness study by EduSports, every third child has an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Dr Mona Gajre, professor of paediatrics […]

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 […]

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 […]