Prevalence of obesity among women in India

#WorldObesityDay: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

A new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]

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10% weight loss could send type 2 diabetes into remission, reveals study

Across the world, some 400 million people experience type 2 diabetes: a chronic health condition that can affect several major organs in your body, and eventually lead to heart disease, kidney damage, blindness, and more. The good news is type 2 diabetes can often be avoided through managing your weight, exercising regularly, and eating a […]

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#WorldAlzheimersDay: Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?

The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled trial led by Prof. Rong Zhang. The team published their findings in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Prof. Zhang is affiliated with the departments of neurology, neurotherapeutics, and internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. He and his team previously dedicated their […]

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Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals study

Researchers already know that excess body fat can increase the risk of diabetes, but a new study shows that one form of fat, in particular – the ‘invisible’ one that accumulates around organs and intestines – can heighten this risk more than seven times, at least in women. Now, research from Uppsala University in Sweden […]

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Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

New research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

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Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health, finds study

Many fitness protein powders that are commercially available consist primarily of whey proteins, which contain high levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs, which are three essential amino acids called leucine, valine, and isoleucine, are meant to help increase muscle mass in people who are interested in bodybuilding, though some scientists believe this claim to […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan

Known for her fit frame and vivacious personality and having won a stunt show on television, Mandira Bedi is considered an epitome of fitness. Mandira who has the most captivating and fit body is very much disciplined about her workout and her diet plan. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I […]

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Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems, suggests study

The study, appearing in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked at a participant pool of 625 individuals with an average age of 68 years. The study team found that those who tired easily had an overall higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease. First, the researchers calculated each person’s 10-year risk of heart disease […]

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High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals study

Insulin resistance occurs when the body stops responding normally to insulin, a hormone that helps the body process sugar. Developing insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is a metabolic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Obesity is a significant risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes. But how and why does […]

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