Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in women

Diabetes has a certain stigma associate with it. This holds true for many women in an Indian household, who feel insecure and timid due to this condition. This contest aims to help women regain and reclaim their self-confidence by making them more outspoken and open

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in womenA Pune hospital will soon be hosting a unique beauty pageant titled, ‘Miss Diabetic Queen Contest.’ In society, people suffering from diabetes are viewed differently. This contest aims to dispel the myths associated with diabetes and motivate diabetic patients to develop an active and cheerful approach towards life. The women participating in this event should […]

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 […]

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctors

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10 kilos. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos. His parents have created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel’s medical care

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctorsLike any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over $200 a month. And doctors do not yet know why […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

New research says though causes obesity are not fully understood, stress may have a part to play. Also, genes may explain why some people are obese and healthy, while others develop diabetes and heart disease

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stressDoes stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]

Skipping breakfast and lack of sleep can influence weight gain in children

Being overweight or obese is linked to a child having poorer mental health, which can extend into adolescence and adulthood

Skipping breakfast and lack of sleep can influence weight gain in childrenAll three are early life factors which can be modified and the research highlights the possibility that prompt intervention could have an impact in curbing the growth in childhood overweight and obesity. The paper, which was published in US journal Pediatrics, is the first research in the UK to look at the patterns of body […]

Why one feels hungry frequently even after being an overweight?

Dieting is largely ineffective in maintaining initial weight loss as numerous studies suggest the majority of dieters regain all lost weight with 3 to 5 years

Why one feels hungry frequently even after being an overweight?Hunger is a hormonal signal from your body to ultimately guide you to a certain body composition set-point, that your body regards as being the safest for your particular lifestyle history, in order not to die from food shortages (this might not be a contemporary type of danger for most of us anymore, but evolution […]