Being overweight or underweight can shorten your lifespan by four years

Having excessively high or low body mass index (BMI) may raise a person’s risk of premature death, findings of a new study have revealed

Being overweight or underweight can shorten your lifespan by four years  The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by scientists at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, revealed that BMI that’s either too high or too low is tied to increased morbidity from a range of major diseases. Krishnan Bhaskaran, lead author of the study and associate professor of […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Dr Sharad Sharma, a Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares the various risks of being overweight and how to identify the signs of obesity

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIn observance of World Obesity Day on October 11, it is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight […]

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 […]

Obesity interlinked with irregular heart rhythm in both genders

Both men and women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop an irregular heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) than their counterparts who maintain a healthy weight, a recent study finds

Obesity interlinked with irregular heart rhythm in both gendersIn atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beating to move blood effectively. While the condition has long been linked to obesity, the current study offers fresh evidence of how gender may impact the risk of atrial fibrillation associated with excess weight. Extremely obese men, for example, were more […]

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. Not all fat is the same. Subcutaneous belly fat is the most visible type of fat, located just under the skin. Everyone has some belly fat, but large quantities […]

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids health

It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to researchers

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids healthKids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before bed […]

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer risk

The results published in the British Medical Journal showed that if the proportion of ultra-processed food in the diet increased by 10%, then the number of cancers detected increased by 12%

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer riskA link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, […]

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strong

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Exercise improves improve joint strength. It can also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off aching joints. If you have any joint issues, ask your doctor before you start a new exercise program so you know what you can do safely

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strongSwimming, walking, cycling, jogging, running and weight training can help. If you have some mild muscle soreness after you start a new exercise, that’s normal. In case of lasting pain, see your doctor. “It is recommended that 30-45 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise must be undertaken 5-6 days per week to stay healthy. This […]

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 […]

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]