NSO flags obesity among women in hill areas of HP, Uttarakhand, J&K

There is a general perception that due to the hard work done in the hilly areas, the residents weigh less than the people in the plains, but the scenario has changed in the last few years.

published on : 25th March 2023

‘Obesity prevalent among slum dwellers in Berhampur’

Sources said, specially trained volunteers had during that time conducted health screening of over 174 slums in all the 42 wards under the BeMC.

published on : 24th March 2023

Childhood obesity in India likely to rise over 9 per cent annually by 2035: Study

The report 'World Obesity Atlas 2023' shows that in 2020 boys in India had a 3 per cent obesity risk, but by 2035 the risk will likely go up by 12 per cent.

published on : 3rd March 2023

Obesity a main cause of snoring, cites Tamil Nadu doctors

Citing over 700 cases treated at the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital in the last five years, doctors said that obesity is the main cause of snoring.

published on : 25th February 2023

How obesity can affect your pregnancy

Excessive body fat can hide foetal anatomy issues during an ultrasound examination and can make it more challenging to monitor the foetal heart rate during labour

published on : 23rd February 2023

Obese more susceptible to black fungus infection, says study on mucormycosis

Those who underwent organ transplantation, or those suffering from hematological malignancies are also at great risk, the study says.

published on : 9th July 2022

Bengaluru kids not healthy, lifestyle to blame; experts pitch for balanced diet

They are either malnourished, obese, overweight or stunted; experts say ‘one fit for all’ health schemes not practical

published on : 7th July 2022

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

Exercise may beat genetic predisposition to obesity in elderly women

The study found that physical activity reduces the influence of genetic predisposition to obesity, and this effect is more significant in the oldest age group -- women aged 70 years and older.  

published on : 19th May 2018

Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Studies showed that children and adolescents who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of gaining more weight.

published on : 17th April 2018