Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patrons

The FDA has sent its final draft to the Maharashtra government through which restaurants will have to display the calorie content in its meals through a signboard or a menu card. Restaurants will be required to promote safe and healthy eating practices and help consumers in making informed choices through calorie information labelling

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patronsSoon, the restaurants in Maharashtra will have to display a signboard mentioning the calorie content in food items The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has sent a final proposal of the draft to the government Sources say the government is expected to take a final decision in a month’s time. In the first phase, […]

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 […]

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals study

Many studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancer

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals studyMany studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancers. The report, in the journal Cancer, included 1,832 Icelandic […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling full

Almost everyone knows the feeling. You’re at a restaurant or a holiday meal, and your stomach is telling you it’s full, so logically you know you should stop eating. But what you’re eating tastes so good, or your friends and family are still eating, or you don’t get this treat very often. So you keep going

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling fullBut why do we do this? Some may wonder if it has to do with the taste or being in an environment that encourages indulgence. But a new study on mice from the University of Michigan (UM) suggests that it all comes down to the brain. University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of […]

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, reveals study

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, reveals studyTooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases knowledge of how genes affect the risk of developing these dental diseases is still limited. Researchers know that two people who eat the same things and take care of their mouth […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study 

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent […]

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight loss

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight lossA new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes, even if they do not actually lose any weight. Researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to know what happens to obese people with metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes, when […]
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