Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  

The study, which was published today in the International Journal of Obesity, reinforced previous research that a women’s adult body weight is associated with the onset of puberty. Previous studies have struggled to establish a link, as situational factors including diet, educational attainment, ethnicity and economic background can skew the data. To reduce the impact […]

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Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

By studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. Existing studies have suggested that a person’s body mass index (BMI), calculated in reference to their total weight and height, is […]

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Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Getting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

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Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

Evidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

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#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Control rampant spread of diabesity’

Of all the major health threats, none have challenged the foundation of public health system as the rise of NCDs that are costing human life and depleting the exchequer Let’s just quickly analyse the threat of NCDs from India’s perspective. We are the third most obese nation after the United States of America and China, […]

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Weight gain in early adult life tied to higher risk of premature death, finds study

Weight loss at older ages (from middle to late adulthood) was also linked to higher risk. These findings highlight the importance of maintaining normal weight throughout adult life to reduce the risk of premature death, say the researchers. Obesity in adults is known to be linked to higher risk of premature death. But little is […]

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Weight stigma in men linked with harmful health consequences, finds study

Men’s health may be compromised by weight stigma, finds the latest research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. As many as 40% of men report experiencing weight stigma, but when it comes to how this stigma affects their health, men have received less attention in research compared […]

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