Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

Only 50% of Indians are aware that they are suffering from diabetes

Understanding where adults with diabetes in India are lost in the diabetes care cascade is essential for the design of targeted health interventions and to monitor progress in health system performance for managing diabetes over time

Only 50% of Indians are aware that they are suffering from diabetesOnly half of Indian adults in most productive age group (15-49) are aware about their diabetes state. And just one fourth those diagnosed and treated have blood sugar under control. In a large-scale population-based study of diabetes care in India published in BMC Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India […]

Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals study

Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals studyIn a first large-scale population-based study of hypertension care in India published in PLOS Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Birmingham and University of Gottingen, findings have shown that the hypertension prevalence in India […]

Follow these 5 simple habits which can help increase your life expectancy

Want to prolong your life expectancy by more than a decade? A new study suggests that you can do just that by following these five healthy habits: never smoke, maintain a healthy body-mass index, keep up moderate to vigorous exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, and eat a healthy diet

Follow these 5 simple habits which can help increase your life expectancyAt an average of 79.3 years, Americans have a shorter life expectancy when compared to other high-income nations. But new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston has outlined healthy lifestyle factors that may be able to increase this figure. Adhering to those five lifestyle factors at age 50, compared […]

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]