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‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to development of asthma


September 26th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Belly fat, linked with diabetes and heart disease, could also have a bearing on the development of asthma, research in Norway shows.Previous studies have found a ... Read more...

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Kids develop comic book characters to fight flab


August 4th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Looking to tackle ills like childhood obesity, researchers came up with the idea of asking children to create their own comic book characters on the theme ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle can help cut Alzheimer risk


July 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Simple lifestyle changes and more exercises can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, which over the time affects memory, thinking and behaviour.According to a study, over ... Read more...

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Poor pre-pregnancy diet ups baby’s risk of diabetes, obesity


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A poor diet before conception could put the baby at risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity, researchers say.Mice that were fed a low protein ... Read more...

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Mind determines quantity of food to consume: Study


May 27th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a finding that can help the fight against obesity, researchers say the state of the mind of a person governs the level of physical ... Read more...

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Loneliness a ‘hidden killer’ that threatens health as much as obesity


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Loneliness can affect all age groups but can be particularly harmful to the elderly, according to British campaigners.A group of charities has warned that loneliness is a ... Read more...

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Risk for alcoholism linked to obesity risk: Study


December 31st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Scientists have revealed in a new study that those at risk for alcoholism are also at an increased risk for obesity.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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‘Obesity epidemic’ is grossly exaggerated, says expert


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) The so-called 'obesity epidemic' has been grossly exaggerated by both the media and the medical mainstream, according to an expert. Michael Gard at the Charles Sturt University, Australia, ... Read more...

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Large waist size linked to higher diabetes rates among Americans


October 8th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a higher rate of diabetes seen among adult Americans when compared to peers in England is explained primarily by a larger waist ... Read more...

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‘Gene driven obesity is a myth’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Obesity researchers have rubbished the excuse that we are "slaves" to our genes. They found that by exercising people could slough off 40 percent of the extra weight ... Read more...

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Ethnicity key to accurate obesity measurements


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the current National Institutes of Health BMI cut-off values fail to identify many women as obese, as it does not take ethnic ... Read more...

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Obesity may protect against metabolic syndrome


March 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): While metabolic syndrome is apparently related to obesity, researchers have said that the link is not just negative.Metabolic syndrome is characterised by-insulin resistance, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and ... Read more...

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Community involvement crucial in battle against childhood obesity


March 4th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): New research carried out by American researchers suggests that community involvement is important in the fight against childhood obesity.Researchers at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement ... Read more...

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Blame childhood obesity on TV ads on junk food


February 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The link between TV viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to ads that publicise unhealthy foods, says a new study. Conducted by Frederick J. Zimmerman ... Read more...

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44.1 million Americans will become diabetic by 2034


November 27th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034, say researchers. Consequently, spending on diabetes will almost triple, ... Read more...

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Eat Indian curry to lose weight


May 20th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Eating lots of curry may help you lose weight, research suggests. Scientists believe that haldi, or turmeric, which is used in most Indian meals, has an active ingredient that ... Read more...

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‘Probiotics may help ward off obesity in women’


May 7th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 7 (IANS) One year after giving birth, women are less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of ... Read more...

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Genes don’t make us fat, insulin does


April 15th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Purdue University scientists have uncovered new evidence suggesting that factors other than genes could be involved in the development of obesity.Researchers say they have uncovered evidence that genetically ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may treat obesity


March 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Alarmed by the rise in obesity, researchers are examining the possibility of injecting a gene directly into one of the critical feeding and weight control centres of the ... Read more...

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Children develop unhealthy eating habits as they enter school


January 10th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) As preschool-age children grow into school age, they are likely to develop unhealthy eating habits and leisure-time patterns that may bring on obesity. Researchers said parents perceived that ... Read more...

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Media exacerbating culture of blame against obese people


June 18th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Obese people frequently feel overwhelmed and socially discriminated by the publicity that media and health care professionals carry out about their condition, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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You might not be all that you eat


March 28th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
New York, March 28 (IANS) If identical twins eat and exercise equally, shouldn't they then have the same body weight? Not necessarily, say researchers, who found that identical twins with similar lifestyles ... Read more...

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Researchers adapt drug dosage to increasing obesity levels


March 11th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 11(ANI): With increasing levels of obesity, researchers are continuously facing a challenge to determine the drug dosage adjusted with different body sizes and compositions.Queensland University researchers are currently working ... Read more...

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Physical education, active play at school helps keep teens fit as adults


January 8th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Participating in physical education at school will not only help you keep fit in your youth, but also in adulthood, reveals a new study that states the practice ... Read more...

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Protein behind overeating and obesity identified


December 28th, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 28(ANI): Researchers, for the first time, have demonstrated in mice that a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is critical in managing satiety, and is the main cause behind ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep raises obesity risk in patients with chronic medical problems


December 17th, 2007 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that short sleep times in patients with chronic medical diagnoses increases the risk of obesity.Researchers surveyed 200 patients attending internal medicine clinics ... Read more...

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