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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New study suggest losing weight with exercise alone may not protect your knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone, according to a new MRI study

New study suggest losing weight with exercise alone may not protect your kneesA new MRI study presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) stated that obese people who lose a significant amount of weight can slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only through exercise and diet or only by diet. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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 […]

Coping with snoring

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Coping with snoringIf you snore, you’re not alone:  It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sounds. Causes: In other cases, snoring may be caused simply by sleeping on your back or drinking alcohol too close […]

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 […]

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 […]