Want to lose weight? Try standing up for a change, says study

Results from a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic showed that standing for more than six hours a day, instead of sitting down helps lower body-mass-index (BMI)

Want to lose weight? Try standing up for a change, says studyStudies are increasingly pointing out the various ways in which excessive sedentary time is bad for our health. One such study showed that too much sitting may speed up biological aging, as a sedentary lifestyle may shorten our telomeres, which are the protective caps at the end of chromosomes. The link between obesity and sedentarism […]

Follow these simple habits for healthy weight loss

Habits described here and in Harvard Special Health Report Lose Weight and Keep it Off can be your handy guide on how to move towards a healthy weight-loss goal

Follow these simple habits for healthy weight lossEveryone who is on a mission to lose those extra flabs wishes for a lasting and healthy weight loss. This wish demands that you transform eating and exercise habit however, this is not it. There are many other choices which you make every day, such as how much time you spend sleeping or surfing the […]

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’

Diet reflects the sum of food consumed by a person and thus includes the quality and quantity of food intake. The food we consume should work at two levels - first, it should help to maintain a good immune system and second, it should give adequate nourishment to the body and soul. Both these elements are important to lead a healthy and happy life

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’The word ‘diet’ evokes in most minds a sense of undesirable, tasteless food for rapid weight loss. First, we need to break this false perception to understand the science behind what we eat. Today, in this article we will learn what exactly constitutes a healthy diet and weight loss diet and which of these diets […]

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals

In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more "mini-meals" each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals“Years ago, we all believed that you needed to eat multiple times a day to keep your metabolism stoked. … You had to keep feeding the fire and keep the furnace burning. But that theory goes back and forth, and newer research is showing that it really doesn’t slow metabolism if you’re not eating multiple […]

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfast

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness. Results showed a significant difference on satiety ratings between the mushroom and meat consumption

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfastEating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals. “As with previously published research, this study indicates there may be […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?

With obesity becoming a widespread disease and many people coming forward for surgical intervention, the question of whether bariatric endoscopy will replace bariatric surgery was hotly debated by the esteemed doctors at the Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?The bariatric surgery in India has evolved over the last two decades. Experts say that endoscopic bariatric surgery will evolve a lot more in future. But at the same time, it is difficult for experts to predict on how much endoscopic bariatric surgery will replace all the conventional options. With obesity being a widespread disease […]

Evolution of bariatric surgery

With the country’s first bariatric endoscopy procedure, performed at BIDS Global Hospital on January 06, as a part of the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy conference, My Medical Mantra decodes the evolution of bariatric surgery over the last few years

Evolution of bariatric surgeryIt was not until recently that obesity was seen as a problem. In surgeries, where large portions of the patient’s stomach’s or small intestine were removed, it was observed that these patients had a significant weight loss. It is from this observation that the concept of surgical treatment for obesity was developed. In the early […]

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

A research team in Singapore has successfully developed a skin patch made up of hundreds of micro-needles which will help people to lose lots of weight in a short time. The patch targets problem areas such as belly fat and is designed to cut down on adipose tissue formation toning down the stomach

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesityScientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a skin patch that can convert potentially harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. In a recent study published in the journal Small Methods, the researchers reveal how the patch reduced fat mass and weight gain over 4 weeks in mice fed a high-fat diet. […]

Was cheated by weight-loss pill ad, says Venkaiah Naidu

Even vice president M Venkaiah Naidu has not been spared from the menace of fake advertisements. The vice president ended up losing around Rs 1,230 to a promising weight-loss pill. On Friday, Naidu revealed his experience in Rajya Sabha, of which he is the chairperson, during a discussion on the problem of misleading and fake advertisement

Was cheated by weight-loss pill ad, says Venkaiah NaiduWe all wish to lose weight and look slim and trim. Owing to which, we constantly look for the solutions, opt for dieting or consuming weight-loss pills which are advertised on the Television promising to help us lose weight. As, for individuals with a strong desire to lose weight, diet, weight loss pills may seem […]

Can this new smartphone app prevent overeating?

The app named SlipBuddy offers a unique three-pronged approach to overeating, and, ultimately, aims to alter the user's behaviour, instead of just tracking metrics. The app integrates behavioural strategies and technologies such as machine learning, text mining, and mobile devices

Can this new smartphone app prevent overeating?Obesity is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and it affects more than one third of adults. Many conditions that are related to obesity are preventable, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Progress has been made to address the obesity epidemic. After decades of increases in […]
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