#WorldObesityDay: Increased BMI linked with lower mental well-being, reveals study

 The study, published today (Wednesday, 26 September) in the BMJ, explored the impact of aspects of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood pressure, to see whether a wide age range of individuals with poorer physical health went on to be less happy and less satisfied with their lives

#WorldObesityDay: Increased BMI linked with lower mental well-being, reveals studyThere is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found. Previous studies have shown that individuals who are happier and more satisfied with their lives tend to have better physical health and live longer than […]

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 […]

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis, reveal researchers

The findings suggest interventions to stop the disease in its tracks should begin far earlier in life

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis, reveal researchersThe warning signs of type-2 diabetes may be detectable 20 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers say. Elevated fasting blood sugar levels and insulin resistance were seen in people years before they developed pre-diabetes, often a pre-cursor to type-2, a study found. Another study found type-1 diabetes may be misdiagnosed after the age of […]

Limiting kids recreational screen time to a day linked to improved cognition

Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational study of more than 4,500 US children aged 8-11 years old published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal

Limiting kids recreational screen time to a day linked to improved cognitionChildren aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found. Combining this with nine to 11 hours of sleep a night was found to be best for performance. Researchers said more work was now needed to better understand […]

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in men

The research found that risk of depression and sleep problems was common among the men, particularly older ones and those who were overweight or experiencing ‘lower urinary tract symptoms’

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in menThis was the main conclusion that investigators at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) came to after studying 124 men aged 54, on average, who were attending a clinic specialising in men’s health. The men completed detailed questionnaires about mental and general health, sleep, and urologic conditions, such as erectile function and ease or difficulty […]

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds study

Obese adults who get surgery to lose weight may have an easier time getting a full-time job than they would without these operations, a French study suggests

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds studyResearchers followed 238 patients who had obesity surgery between 2010 and 2015. Before the procedures, 158 of them, or 66%, had full-time jobs; two years later 199, or 84%, were employed full-time. “Our study shows positives changes in employment status two years after bariatric surgery in a (severely) obese patient population,” said senior study author […]

Being overweight linked to heart function changes in young adults

Even in early adulthood, being overweight is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart muscle damage that may set the stage for cardiovascular diseases later in life, a UK study suggests

Being overweight linked to heart function changes in young adultsMost previous research on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight adjusted for height – and cardiovascular events like heart attacks has focused on older adults Researchers looked the relationship between BMI and routinely collected cardiovascular data, such as blood pressure and heart rate, in more than 3,000 17-year-olds born […]

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out for

Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and light-headedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out forSweating profusely could be an early sign of a heart attack, especially if the patient isn’t exercising or being active. Pumping blood through the body becomes more difficult when the heart becomes weaker, so the body uses more energy to deliver the blood supply. To cool itself down after the assertion, the body may sweat […]

Just 21 minutes of less sitting improves health

In our modern daily life, office-based work has become more and more prevalent, and we spend an increasing amount of time being entertained by streaming services and social media

Just 21 minutes of less sitting improves healthIt might be worth coming up with creative solutions for reducing sedentary time at work, new research suggests. It is a known fact that prolonged sedentary time poses serious threats to our health. But what can we do about it? A new study investigates. This results in many of us spending too much time sitting […]

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisis

In its meeting which was held on Friday, June 15 has decided to form a task force which will aim at curbing obesity in the country. The task force will be formed under the leadership of Dr Shashank Shah, a senior bariatric surgeon from Pune

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisisAs obesity in India is on the rise, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to form a national level task force with an objective to curb obesity in India. A recently conducted study concludes that obesity in adults as well as children is becoming acute, which also highlighted obesity is more common among women […]
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