Obesity

‘Vax may be less effective on obese people’ 

Health experts say that Covid vaccines may not be fully effective on people who are obese, a population at greater risk of contracting Covid-19.

published on : 13th February 2021

UK study finds new 'game changer' drug to fight obesity

The drug, semaglutide, works by hijacking the body's own appetite regulating system in the brain leading to reduced hunger and calorie intake.

published on : 11th February 2021

Obesity is also a form of malnutrition

Instead of seeing obesity as a problem of excess calorie consumption, it is better understood as a measure of body fat and its patterns of distribution, with varying health effects

published on : 9th January 2021

Over half of Chinese adults now overweight: Official

Chinese children are also increasingly overweight, the report revealed, with 20 percent of 6 to 17-year-olds now heavier than the healthy limit compared to 16% in 2012.

published on : 23rd December 2020

550% rise in queries relating to obesity since last one year

Seventy per cent of all diabetes-related consultation requests came from men. 66 per cent of the consultations were from the age group of 21-30.

published on : 25th November 2020

Obese people found to be at increased risk of COVID-19

The studies could not ascertain the cause and effect relationship due to the observational design.

published on : 16th November 2020

UK plans ban on junk food online adverts in anti-obesity drive

This week's announcement is part of a series of measures in the UK government's strategy to tackle obesity, which is one of the biggest health crises of the world.

published on : 11th November 2020

No such thing as quick fixes: Dhruv Bhushan

He was 172kgs, and during his journey of shedding 70 kilos, Dhruv Bhushan, 34, dived deep into the nutraceutical and supplements industry.

published on : 13th October 2020

Tips on eating healthy during the pandemic

Germination reduces the cooking time of ingredients, which means that the food will have higher retention of nutrients.

published on : 1st October 2020

Obesity may be a reason why some countries, communities hit hard by coronavirus: Researchers

The link became more apparent as coronavirus swept across the globe and data mounted, and researchers are still trying to figure out why.

published on : 9th September 2020

How does obesity affect your skin?

Excess weight is the skin’s foe. It can lead to a range of disorders if not kept under check.

published on : 16th August 2020

UK to unveil 10 million pounds anti-obesity plan after PM Boris Johnson's near-death experience

Johnson will announce his 'Better Health' campaign on Monday, which is expected to include encouraging doctors to issue "cycling prescriptions" for overweight patients.

published on : 26th July 2020

Number of undernourished people declines in India; obesity in adults on the rise: UN report

In percentage terms, the prevalence of undernourishment in the total population in India declined from 21.7 per cent in 2004-06 to 14 per cent in 2017-19, it said.

published on : 14th July 2020

Excess weight may trigger mental fatigue

According to the researchers, the high-fat diet group performed poorly on the novel recognition test when compared with the control group.

published on : 28th April 2020

Obesity can up type 2 diabetes risk by six times

Statistical modelling was used to calculate the individual and combined associations of the GRS, obesity and lifestyle score with developing T2D.

published on : 21st April 2020
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