Saturday 22 November, 2014

Extreme obesity increases risk of dying

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risk of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes Continue reading “Extreme obesity increases risk of dying” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Young and obese? Blame it on sedentary lifestyle

Cutting down on calories alone may not help you trim your bulging waistline as researchers have found that lack of leisure-time physical activity is linked to increased obesity Continue reading “Young and More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Tax soft drinks to curb obesity: Study

An effective way to discourage consumption of sweetened soft drinks, which many believe is the single largest driver of the obesity epidemic Continue reading “Tax soft drinks to curb obesity: Study” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Weight loss at high altitude reflects evolutionary adaptation

Have you experienced weight loss while holidaying in the hills? No worries as weight loss at altitudes actually reflects an evolutionary adaptation Continue reading “Weight loss at high altitude reflects evolutionary More...

By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Hunger-blocking hormone may help treat obesity: Study

A specific hormone – known to regulate metabolism, appetite and weight – also influences cells other than neurons that control appetite Continue reading “Hunger-blocking hormone may help treat More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 29th, 2014

A third of world’s population obese or overweight: Lancet

Revealing how the obesity epidemic has spread globally, an alarming study has said that 2.1 billion – nearly 30 percent of the world’s population Continue reading “A third of world’s population More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 18th, 2014

Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss

Did you know that obesity may result in deterioration of bone density and muscle mass? If not, pay heed Continue reading “Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Obese women who smoke gulp more sugary food

Are you obese and enjoy your puff too? You may end up eating more sugary food items – adding more kilos to body fat Continue reading “Obese women who smoke gulp more sugary food” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Bathe in morning sunlight to control weight!

Take morning sunlight not just to spruce up your vitamin D levels but manage weight too Continue reading “Bathe in morning sunlight to control weight!” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 31st, 2014

Obesity linked to genes in digestive system

Stop blaming your appetite as scientists have discovered that weight gain may have to do more with the genes linked to the digestive system than with appetite Continue reading “Obesity linked to genes in digestive More...