Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Today, the prevalence of obesity has substantially increased, and it is significantly important to raise awareness on this issue now before it is too late. There are several risk factors associated when a person is overweight or obese

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIt 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 and obese Indians are surging, so are the numbers […]

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEF

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEFThe State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least 1 in 3 children under five – or over 200 million – is either undernourished or overweight. Almost 2 in 3 children between six months and two years of age are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies […]

Being overweight before turning 40 increases cancer risk, reveals study

In an international study, lead by the University of Bergen, the researchers wanted to find out how adult overweight (BMI over 25) and obesity (BMI over 30) increase the risk of different types of cancer

Being overweight before turning 40 increases cancer risk, reveals studyThe study showed that if you were overweight before age 40, the risk of developing cancer increases by: 70 per cent for endometrial cancer. 58 per cent for male renal-cell cancer. 29 per cent for male colon cancer. 15 per cent for all obesity-related cancers (both sexes). “Obesity is an established risk factor for several […]

Obesity, drinking and unhealthy diet add to increase risk of gout

Behaviour changes could potentially reduce a large part of the risk for developing gout, a U.S. study suggests

Obesity, drinking and unhealthy diet add to increase risk of goutBased on data from more than 14,000 people, researchers calculated how much factors like being overweight, following a diet that isn’t heart-healthy, drinking alcohol or taking water pills known as diuretics contribute to high levels of uric acid, known as hyperuricemia, which is a precursor to gout. The findings “support the hypothesis that the majority […]

World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing, states UN report

An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row

World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing, states UN reportThis underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report released today. The pace of progress in halving the number of children who are stunted and in reducing the number of […]

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHO

Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHONutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children, states study

A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity

Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children, states studyThe increase in childhood obesity is one of the largest health problems globally. The study investigated links between screen time and overweight by utilising the Finnish Health in Teens data (Fin-HIT), encompassing more than 10,000 children from across Finland. The children studied were between 9 and 12 years of age. The subjects reported the time […]

The effect of being overweight and obese on cancer risk is at least double than previously thought

The effect of being overweight and obese on the risk of cancer is at least twice as large as previously thought according to new findings by an international research team which included University of Bristol academics

The effect of being overweight and obese on cancer risk is at least double than previously thoughtThe study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology was led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and involved researchers from Bristol Medical School. The team conducted genetic analyses on eight common obesity-related cancer types. They compared the genetic Mendelian randomization estimates of the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer […]

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, reveals study

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, reveals studyResearchers from the University of Glasgow looked at the records of nearly 4,000 Scottish diabetic mothers. They found high blood sugar levels in pregnant diabetics was a ‘risk factor’ in stillbirths. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of diabetic women is also a critical factor, the study found. Researchers also found that a third of stillbirths […]

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageing

A new study has identified an association between having a higher body mass and larger waist later in life, and a faster thinning of the cerebral cortex, which is a key characteristic of brain ageing

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageingHaving an unhealthy weight is a significant risk factor for many health problems, including developing metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, as well as cardiovascular problems. But could excess weight also be a risk factor for cognitive decline? This is the question that researchers from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in […]
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