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 […]

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 […]

High-fat diets impairs brains ability to control appetite response

Obesity, researchers point out, is frequently characterised by leptin resistance, which means that the body is unable to ‘read’ the signals sent by the hormone that typically curbs appetite

High-fat diets impairs brains ability to control appetite responseHow do we know when to eat, and when to stop eating? Easy: we feel hungry, so we know it’s time for a meal. Then, when we feel full, we know it’s time to put down the cutlery and get on with our day. These states of hunger and satiety occur due to the brain’s […]

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

The research states that the risk of early death associated with loneliness, social isolation, and living alone was equal to or greater than the premature death risk associated with obesity and other major health conditions

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchersTwo new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent. Study co-author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology at BYU, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 125th Annual Convention of the American […]

Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain, if you follow a high-fat diet

Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain, if you follow a high-fat dietNew research suggests that microglia, which are brain-resident immune cells, may offer a new target for obesity treatments. In mice, the scientists found that fat-rich diets cause microglia to trigger overeating and weight gain. A paper on the work – led by the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Washington Medical Center […]

Being overweight, obese puts young men at a significant risk of liver disease

A high BMI early in life in men is associated with an increased risk of developing severe liver disease later in life, and this cannot be explained by a high alcohol consumption or viral hepatitis. Also, this risk was highly increased in those men who contracted type 2 diabetes independent of the baseline BMI

Being overweight, obese puts young men at a significant risk of liver diseaseYoung men who are overweight or obese have up to double the risk of normal-weight peers for developing liver disease later in life, a large study in Sweden suggests. If the young men also had type 2 diabetes, their risk of having liver disease by the time they reached middle age was as much as […]

Study finds that 40% of cancers are related to being overweight

 In the study, researchers crunched the numbers from the United States Cancer Statistics for 2014 to assess incidence rates, and the data from 2005 to 2014 to analyse the trends. They discovered that of the nearly 1.6 million cancers diagnosed in 2014, about 630,000 of them were of cancers that are linked to being overweight or obese

Study finds that 40% of cancers are related to being overweightPacking on the pounds isn’t just bad for your heart—it could also raise your risk of developing cancer. In fact, 40 per cent of all cancers are linked to being overweight or obese, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the study, researchers crunched the numbers from the United States Cancer Statistics […]

Novel idea: Doctor advises bariatric patients to donate old clothes

For a person weighing 143 kilos, coming down to 103 kilos in just one day is like a dream come true. In order to celebrate this, a doctor is Khar is insisting that all his patients give away their old clothes to an NGO. The clothes would not fit the patient as their weight has reduced, it would be better to donate them to the needy instead of discarding them

Novel idea: Doctor advises bariatric patients to donate old clothesSunaina Shah (name changed) couldn’t control her tears as she stepped onto the stage to talk about her experience of bariatric surgery on this celebratory occasion, where patients had gathered to thank Dr Shashank Shah. She used to weigh 143 kgs before the surgery. Obesity is a real problem. But for those who have undergone […]

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancer

We do know obesity is a cancer risk factor that you can modify, through exercise and diet. Make sure you're doing at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking. And if you're overweight, talk to your doctor or a dietician about whether you need to change your eating habits

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancerBeing obese is a known risk factor for developing some cancers. However, which kinds of are associated with obesity is still debated. A recently published study in the BMJ aims to narrow it down. European researchers combed through observational studies that looked for links between being overweight and getting cancer. Out of 36 kinds of […]

Girl encourages seven family members to fight obesity

Sonali Bhusari was obese and underwent bariatric surgery, encouraged her family members many of whom were obese themselves to do the same. Now her mission is to spread awareness about obesity in rural areas

Girl encourages seven family members to fight obesitySonali Bhusari, a 27 year old from Ahmednagar, who underwent bariatric surgery in February this year in Pune convinced seven members from her family to go for bariatric surgery. Now she wants to spread awareness on obesity related treatments in her district by becoming ambassador for people with obesity. Sonali’s sister, brother and cousin sisters, […]