Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

Obese young children may have less risk for high blood pressure if their mother took the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, found in fish oil, during pregnancy, new research suggests

Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in lifeThe findings could be important since rising numbers of children are obese and experiencing hikes in blood pressure. That could have long-term consequences for their health, said study co-author Susan Carlson. She’s professor of nutrition at the University of Kansas. “It is known that blood pressure tracks over time, such that people with higher blood […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

Compared to adults who are merely overweight, people with the most severe obesity are twice as likely to develop impaired kidney function, the analysis found. People who aren’t quite as obese have an 18 to 69 per cent higher risk of developing reduced kidney function

Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals studyWith or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

Mumbai: Soon, obese policemen to become slim-trim with new health plan

The Mumbai Police has organised one-month long health camp for the obese and overweight staff. In the camp, the policemen will be put through the rigorous exercise and will be put on the diet control as well

Mumbai: Soon, obese policemen to become slim-trim with new health planWhether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai Police has always worked hard to safeguard Mumbaikars and maintain peace and security in the city. They do everything they can to maintain the law and order in the city and are vigilante towards security. But have we ever wondered about their health […]

#WorldObesityDay: ‘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

#WorldObesityDay: ‘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 […]

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 […]

Mumbai: Woman weighing 125 kgs delivers baby girl

Obese women, in general, suffer from lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Owing to which, doctor usually have to resort to the C-section procedure to deliver the baby. But, in the case of Mumtaz, a 34-year-old woman, although she was overweight, she was able to deliver her baby normally, due to the intervention of doctors early on in her pregnancy

Mumbai: Woman weighing 125 kgs delivers baby girlMumtaz Shaikh, a resident of Govandi, Mumbai, had delivered a baby girl on May 10. At the time of delivery, Mumtaz weighed around 125 kilograms. Last month, in Cama Hospital a woman weighing 100 kgs had delivered a baby In 2017, a Mumbai women weighing 109 kgs, had delivered eight children Doctors attached with Cama […]

Here’s how to get rid of belly fat and lead an active life

Visceral fat – sometimes called "active" fat because of its active role in producing various hormones – is the harmful type of belly fat. It is less visible than subcutaneous fat because it lies within the abdominal wall. It surrounds organs, and releases hormones that can lead to diabetes, chronic inflammation, and other serious health problems

Here’s how to get rid of belly fat and lead an active lifeBelly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Learn how to lose belly fat fast and keep it off forever! Not all fat is the same. Subcutaneous belly fat is the most visible type of fat, located just under the […]

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weight

Obesity can affect not only humans but our pets too. We, as people try and keep a check on our weight, so why can't we do the same for pets? It is important to maintain the weight of the pets as they may also face the health problems similar to us. Veterinarians advise that wrong dietary habits and lack of exercise can lead to obesity in pets and can prove harmful to them in the long-run

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weightA daily workout or an exercise may help you keep fit and healthy! But, imagine if you don’t shed that extra ounce on your belly, then what will happen? You will go on to put on some weight and then it may result in you becoming obese or fat. But have you ever taken a […]

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for men

Men who ate alone more than twice a day were the most likely to develop abdominal obesity. Scientists also found that these individuals were more likely to be single, live alone and skip meals. In most cases, these men did not have spouses. Married men or men committed in a relationship did much better when compared to those who were single

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for menMen who eat alone have a 45 per cent greater risk of developing obesity, a new study has found. Researchers at Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea also found links between eating alone and high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While their findings revealed health consequences for both men and women who dined […]