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 […]

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancy

A new study shows that the women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy experienced less weight gain and reduced risk of diabetes

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancyFor men, pregnancy is exciting. But for women, this can be really challenging as they have to take care of their body and that baby bump as well. Weight gain is part of pregnancy. In some cases, doctors might recommend adding some extra pounds to support the development of the baby A new study provides information […]

This is how your smartphone is making you gain weight

Gained weight lately? Your smartphone might be behind it. Here’s why

This is how your smartphone is making you gain weightWe’ve all heard of the dangers of relying too much on your smartphone to pass the time and get through boredom, and just your day in general. There’s the one that says it can damage our eyes permanently, one that can turn our real-life relationships into nothing more than a friend request, and even one […]

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in men

Compared with men who watched TV for up to 1 hour each day, those who watched TV for at least 4 hours per day were found to have a 35 per cent greater risk of bowel cancer. The team found no link between time spent watching TV and the risk of bowel cancer in women

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in menResearchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop bowel cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But don’t lose hope, the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer by increasing […]

Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and facts

Dr Sharad Sharma, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares his insights in obesity and busts the myths related to it

Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and factsObesity, according to NHPI, is a condition where a person has accumulated abnormal or excessive body fat that causes adverse effects on health. Obesity is usually considered a result of an incorrect ratio of calories consumed and spent. Once believed to be a problem of high-income countries, now overweight and obese population riddles low and […]

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study 

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent […]

Divorce can lead to weight gain in children, finds study

Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found

Divorce can lead to weight gain in children, finds studyResearchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 children born between 2000 and 2002. The authors say their findings back calls for better health support for families going through a break-up. The paper suggests a range of reasons why children might put on weight after a divorce, both economic […]

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problems

Your busy life at work or in the house commonly pushes you to do things quickly, even your food. However, eating fast and mindlessly could lead to some health problems

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problemsThe brain needs time to process how the body consumes food. It commonly takes up to 20 minutes for the brain to process signals of fullness. Failing to process these signals could lead to overeating, weight gain and obesity, according to Healthline. This happens as the brain struggles to keep up when a person eats […]

Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children, suggests study

Youth who said they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their body mass by 33 per cent more each year, compared to a similar group who had not been teased, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health

Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children, suggests studyThe findings appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change their behaviour and attempt to lose weight. The study was conducted by Natasha A. Schvey, Ph.D., of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and colleagues at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health […]

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds study

Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds studyThere is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. How much a person weighs is down to a complex interplay of […]
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