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Small weight gain enough to raise BP


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 7 (IANS) New research suggests that weight gain of just 1.5 pounds or 0.6 kg per year is fraught with risk, enough to raise blood pressure in college ... Read more...

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Experts stress 5 musts before weight loss surgery


July 10th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
NewDelhi, July 9 (IANS) Even as India and China top the global chart of obese and diabetic people, experts charted out five prerequisites for patients and surgeons before weight loss ... Read more...

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Long commutes could damage your health


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Overall health of people who spend long hours behind the steering wheel commuting to and from office is likely to be affected, says a study.A report ... Read more...

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Almost half of Brazilians overweight


April 11th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released ... Read more...

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Pitbull to be honoured in Las Vegas


February 1st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Rapper Pitbull will be honoured with the President's Award at the BMI Latin Awards in Las Vegas.The ceremony, scheduled for March 12, recognises songwriters and ... Read more...

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Back to square one after dieting? Blame your hormones


October 30th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 30 (IANS) Though following strict diets mostly brings down weight, over 80 percent of obese dieters fail to maintain their reduced weight. The reason? Hormonal changes.Worldwide, there are ... Read more...

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British Midland International airline starts London-Amritsar service


October 14th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 14 (IANS) British Midland International (BMI) airline Friday started direct flight operations between London and Amritsar."Our new connection to London offers unprecedented convenience and real value to UK-bound ... Read more...

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British airline to begin Amritsar-London flight


September 8th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) To provide better linkage between Punjab and London, British Midland International (BMI) airline will commence its flights from Amritsar Oct 14, an airline official announced here ... Read more...

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Beer belly or muffin top double mortality risk in heart disease patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Coronary artery disease patients who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, according to ... Read more...

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Life-size Barbie’s shocking dimensions reveal dangers of eating disorders


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A former anorexia sufferer has created a life-sized Barbie as a means to raising awareness about the dangers of eating disorders.The mannequin, which stands 5ft 9in tall, ... Read more...

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UK young girls’ waistlines 4 inches larger now than 30 yrs ago!


April 14th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has raised the alarm over rising levels of obesity in the UK - it found that the waistlines of young girls are four inches larger ... Read more...

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Study reveals that mothers eat more & exercise less


April 13th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that compared with childless women, mothers tend to eat more and exercise less. The researchers also found that being a parent ... Read more...

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Study says that candy eaters are slimmer


April 4th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Louisiana, April 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has suggested that people who have a good appetite for candies and sweets tend to have less body mass index compared with those who avoid ... Read more...

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Women engaging in ‘fat talk’ face increased discontent with their bodies


March 30th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that college women who engage in 'fat talk' (speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face greater dissatisfaction with their ... Read more...

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Weight loss surgery can help alleviate migraines


March 29th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study from The Miriam Hospital has revealed that bariatric surgery may provide an added benefit to severely obese patients besides weight loss: it can also help ... Read more...

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Surgery can help obese teens lose weight, shows study


March 7th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that bariatric surgery can result in significant weight loss in severely obese adolescents.'Bariatric surgery' refers to several different surgical procedures designed to assist ... Read more...

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Weight-loss surgery successfully treats overweight teens


March 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that bariatric surgery can result in significant weight loss in severely obese adolescents.'Bariatric surgery' refers to several different surgical procedures designed to assist ... Read more...

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Thai Airways accused of discrimination over new weight, shape standards


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 2 (ANI): Thai Airways has been accused of discrimination by flight attendants who failed to meet its new weight standards after they were given six months to shape up.According ... Read more...

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Appeasing kids with food could lead to bad diet in adulthood: Study


February 28th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): A study has revealed that parents who give their children food to quieten them down could be setting them up for a lifetime of weight problems.The research conducted ... Read more...

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Want to live longer? Study hard!


February 28th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): If you want to live longer, pay attention at school, study hard, and go to college, according to a new study.Researchers at Brown University's Department of Community Health ... Read more...

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Knee replacement surgeries take more time to conduct in overweight patients


February 19th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that knee replacement surgery takes far more time to conduct in overweight and obese patients than in normal weight patients.The research conducted at ... Read more...

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Breakfast is important, especially for teen mums and their kids


February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that teen mothers who eat breakfast have healthier weights and snacking habits, and may influence healthy eating habits among their children.The study was ... Read more...

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Healthy UK women demanding gastric bands to stay thin


January 18th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Cosmetic surgery companies in the UK have revealed that more and more healthy women are demanding gastric bands in a bid to stay thin and avoid going to ... Read more...

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4 hours of TV a day ‘raises heart risk’


January 11th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that spending too much leisure time in front of a TV or computer screen dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and premature death from ... Read more...

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Weight-loss surgery benefits women more


January 7th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that women who underwent gastric band surgery to lose weight reported significant improvements in urinary function and quality of life after the ... Read more...

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‘Biggest Loser’ contestant is most obese ever at 507 pounds and 77.1 BMI


January 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 6 (ANI): A new 'Biggest Loser' contestant is said to be the most obese contender the show has ever seen, weighing at 507 pounds with a BMI of 77.1 ... Read more...

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Controlling adipose tissue key to tackling obesity: study


December 30th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A thesis by biologist Aline Jelenkovic from University of the Basque Country found that apart from BMI, the amount of adipose tissue should also be considered in the ... Read more...

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51pc parents can’t tell if a kid is obese


December 13th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A poll of almost 1,200 parents has shown that more than half of parents cannot spot a child who is clinically obese.Third of Britain's kids are either overweight ... Read more...

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Study: One in 20 pregnant women is ‘dangerously obese’


December 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study that was published today has revealed that about 5 percent of all pregnant women in UK is severely obese.The study claimed that their ... Read more...

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Mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells discovered


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California have found a protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or ... Read more...

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What’s your ideal body mass index?


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Having a body mass index between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults, a new study has revealed.The research team ... Read more...

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New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

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Obese have a greater sense of smell for food: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has stated that overweight people have greater sense of smell for food.Researchers from the University of Portsmouth said that their findings may explain why it's ... Read more...

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Obese teens ‘at higher risk of becoming obese adults’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study suggests that being obese in adolescence increases the risk of being severely obese in adulthood, especially in women."In 2000, an estimated 2.2 percent of adults, or ... Read more...

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Mark Haub’s twinkies diet amazes with the results


November 9th, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A nutrition professor has left several nutritionists including himself scratching their heads after an unexpected results to a study, which he carried on himself. The professor ... Read more...

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