Obesity

Digital screens result in obesity, lack of sleep among kids

As per the recent survey conducted by the Indian Academy of Pediatric, the digital screens are one of the main reason for obesity among children and for reducing their thinking ability.

published on : 6th April 2022

Countering the challenge of childhood obesity

From unethical marketing of breast milk substitutes to aggressive promotion of high calorie foods, sections of the food industry have propelled the global obesity pandemic.

published on : 16th March 2022

Having potbelly adds to risk of Covid, say experts as NFHS report cites high prevalence of obesity in Kerala

Although some people find it hard to lose weight due to various reasons, diet and physical activities play vital roles in making a difference, according to doctors. 

published on : 14th March 2022

5K, 10K runs marks World Obesity Day

Over a hundred children took part in the World Obesity Day 5K and 10K runs, organised as part of the Sunday Nature Camp by AWARA runners and swimmers.

published on : 7th March 2022

Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month: Signs and symptoms to know

February is observed as Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. Although rare, these cancers affect thousands of people and their families around the world each year. 

published on : 23rd February 2022

Q&A: Fitness trainer debunks body weight doubts and myths

While deficiencies in certain minerals such as zinc, chromium, iron, calcium, and magnesium may lead to sugar cravings, best way to determine the fat & muscle bone percentage is to get a BMI test.

published on : 20th January 2022

Obesity rising among children, adults in India; experts raise concern

Experts attributed the increase in obesity to lack of physical activity and unhealthy food habits.

published on : 28th November 2021

UK to open specialist clinics to fight childhood obesity

Children who are severely obese can also develop difficulties such as breathing problems, sleep issues and mental health problems.

published on : 16th November 2021

Should keep eye on food labels: AIIMS Bibinagar chief on growing obesity and malnutrition amongst children

Experts from AIIMS Bibinagar note the urgent need to mandate content on package labelings of ‘unhealthy’ food products

published on : 28th October 2021

Diabetes, obesity high among migrants from rural areas

A study by Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes found an increased risk of diabetes, obesity and hypertension among those who have migrated from rural to urban areas in India. 

published on : 21st October 2021

Excess body weight linked with COVID-19 mortality in adults: Study 

Excess body weight may be associated with significant rates of COVID-19 mortality among adult populations around the globe, according to a study.

published on : 4th October 2021

How COVID-19 has changed the obsession with diets

Many are suffering from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder characterised by abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight.

published on : 15th September 2021

AIIMS Delhi study links obesity with depression, psychiatric comorbidity

Evidence suggests that stigmatising experiences occur frequently in the context of personal relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.

published on : 15th September 2021

Study finds lifestyle adjustments in obese adults can help boost vascular health

The study was published in the current issue of the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

published on : 7th August 2021

Cutting 200 calories daily, exercising may improve heart health in obese adults

The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Circulation'.

published on : 4th August 2021
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