Caffeine intake during pregnancy can increase risk of childhood obesity

A new study has shown that babies carry a 30 per cent increased risk of being overweight when they are exposed to two cups of coffee daily while within the mother’s womb. If the mothers were consuming more than three cups of coffee a day while they were pregnant, the babies were 66 per cent more likely to become overweight

Caffeine intake during pregnancy can increase risk of childhood obesityConsuming caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk for obesity in childhood, researchers report. A Norwegian study, in BMJ Open, involved 50,943 mother-infant pairs. The mothers reported their caffeine intake at 22 weeks of pregnancy, and the researchers followed their children over the next eight years. After adjusting for other variables, the scientists found that […]

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 […]

Children gymming at an early age, a new trend?

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan‘s son Taimur Ali Khan needs no introduction. As per reports, Bollywood’s favourite munchkin, Taimur Ali has joined a gym in Bandra. While we are not sure if that is true, we decode the trend of kids’ gymming or ‘going for fitness’ in different centres and what doctors say about this

Children gymming at an early age, a new trend?Prioritising fitness above everything else is, definitely a good decision for any individual. But what seems like a spurt of this fitness frenzy is sending kids as young as 4-6 weeks of age for gymming. Obviously, these gyms aren’t about treadmills but are more about running, relays, dancing and activities to engage children in being […]

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctors

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10 kilos. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos. His parents have created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel’s medical care

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctorsLike any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over $200 a month. And doctors do not yet know why […]

Diabesity a growing concern in children, says survey

Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often take children on the path to health problems that were once considered adult problems — diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. To highlight this serious issue, recently, a survey was conducted by Pune based NGO and doctors, in Pune and Mumbai, irrespective of socio-economic background of children who participated in it

Diabesity a growing concern in children, says surveyOn the occasion of Children’s day and Diabetes day, the survey results were announced at the press conference in Pune. Rotary club of Koregoan Pune and Jt foundation, along with city doctors had joined hands together to conduct the survey. The survey was carried out in different private and municipal schools in Pune and Mumbai; […]

Lost 111Kgs, a total shocker for kith and kin

Obesity is and can be a very tricky health condition. Known to be the mother of many ailments, obesity can be quite ruining for your life. And to top it all, if it is a condition since childhood the complications are way too many. From being 178kgs to coming down to 67kgs, there is a lot to learn from Shahrukh Shaikh

Lost 111Kgs, a total shocker for kith and kinIf you look closely at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of Shahrukh Shaikh, you are sure to be in total awe. He weighed 178kgs about 5 years ago and now he weighs just 67kgs – which means he lost a whopping 111kgs. Shaikh got married about a month ago in Pune and says that his […]

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

TV ads and childhood obesity interlinked

A major portion of a child’s time is spent playing video games and watching television rendering less time for them to be physically active. Furthermore, there is considerable advertising and a promotion of calorie rich, food products which are poor in nutrients. Food manufacturing companies promote high-sugar; high-fat foods which appear during children's programs

TV ads and childhood obesity interlinkedObesity among adults and children is a huge problem in these days. A study which gauged the correlation between media and childhood obesity was published in the International Journal of Indian Psychology in June 2017. Increased consumption of fast food, sugar laden fizzy drinks, lack of physical activity and largely sedentary lifestyle comprising of watching […]

Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, who spread awareness on obesity dies

The 83-year-old artist was known for his satirical approach towards socio-political matters and was less known for his crusade against obesity in children. His cartoons are used in campaigns for fighting obesity in children as they conveyed the message in a very subtle way and without hurting anyone’s feelings

Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, who spread awareness on obesity diesMangesh Tendulkar, a noted cartoonist, succumbed to a brief illness in Pune. He was 83 years old. Tendulkar was known for his socio-political satires and as active campaigner for traffic rules, but what he was less known for is his crusade to fight obesity in children. Recently, he drew few cartoons to highlight the issue […]

India has second highest incidence of childhood obesity in the world, says study 

Recently conducted study concludes obesity in adults as well as children is becoming acute, which also highlighted obesity is more common among women than men. India and China, being the most populated countries in the world, also have a huge chunk of obese children – 14.4 million and 15.3 million respectively

India has second highest incidence of childhood obesity in the world, says study A study released on Monday speaking about obesity in different countries has stated that the world is getting fatter.  Obesity isn’t a new phenomenon for most countries, but a recent study by The New England Journal of Medicine says that the world is becoming obese. The numbers of obese people have doubled since 1980 in […]