Unhealthy body fat interlinked to father’s genes

While brown fat cells can protect against obesity by burning excess calories, too many white fat cells can have the opposite effect, leading to excess weight gain and associated health risks. New findings reveal which parent’s genes lead to the development of which type of fat. The study titled ‘LincRNA H19 protects from dietary obesity […]

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Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]

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Study finds that 40% of cancers are related to being overweight

Packing 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 […]

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Physical activity can reduce weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant

Physical activity can reduce weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant

Mariaelisa Graff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tuomas Kilpeläinen of University of Copenhagen and colleagues report, dated April 27 in PLOS Genetics, physical activity can help reduce the weight-gaining effects of genetic variant that carries tremendous risk of obesity. The world has witnessed an obesity epidemic with people consuming more calories […]

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