risk of obesity

What babies eat determines risk of obesity


August 31st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Baby rats which get normal levels of dietary fat right after birth, even though their mothers were fed high-fat diets, avoid obesity and related disorders as ... Read more...

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Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

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Images of high-calorie food create craving


June 26th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Viewing images of high-fat foods and drinking sweetened beverages lights up the appetite and reward centres in the brain. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food ... Read more...

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‘Kids of 40-plus moms are smarter’


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Moms over 40 years take heart - your kids are not only healthier but also smarter than offspring of younger women and less likely to have ... Read more...

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Sedentary officegoers face doubled clot-risk


May 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), ... Read more...

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Watching TV linked to unhealthy eating


May 14th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Don't allow your children to be glued to TV if you want them to eat healthy. Television viewing time is associated with lower odds of ... Read more...

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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Chemicals in plastics, make-up latest cause of diabetes


April 13th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Chemicals called phthalates in plastics, cosmetics and toys are the latest reasons why one may have higher chances of developing diabetes, a study reveals.A study in ... Read more...

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Daily stroll can halve your obesity risk


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) An hour-long brisk walk undertaken every day can reduce the risk of turning obese by half, scientists have found.Scientists have discovered that the secret to staving ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in brain, say US researchers


February 4th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The female hormone estrogen found in the human brain plays a key role in obesity, which is not necessarily the problem of hips, thighs and bellies, ... Read more...

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Desk job is injurious to health


January 15th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A British study has said people in desk jobs could be compromising with their health as it often perpetrates a sedentary lifestyle.According to the research, sitting ... Read more...

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Stay in touch with news to live longer


January 15th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) People who stay up-to-date with news and current affairs are more health-conscious and will live longer, says a new study.The study found that people who were ... Read more...

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A Glass of wine a day to keep flab away


August 18th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Remember the last time your heavy drinking habit was blamed for your putting on weight as it contains high sugar content. A new study has suggested ... Read more...

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Multi-screen generation risking health, says study


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Watching children juggling with various hi-tech gadgets at a time may delight many parents but it could be actually raising the risk of obesity and ... 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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Healthy bacteria could prevent obesity


May 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Healthy gut flora -- microorganisms living in the digestive tract of animals -- can reduce the risk of obesity, a study says.The study, done on rats, ... Read more...

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New link shows mother’s pregnancy diet influences child’s chances of obesity


April 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including ... Read more...

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Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in babies as young as 9 months old: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): If you think that children are part of the obesity epidemic, then here's something you should know.A new study has revealed that obesity can begin in babies as ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘can cause obesity and diabetes’


December 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): New research at Ohio State University in the US has revealed childhood exposure to common air pollutants increases the risk of obesity and developing diabetes.Exposure to microscopic pollutants ... Read more...

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A quarter of overweight women think they’re normal


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A quarter of obese women don't think they have a weight problem at all, a study shows.Young mothers are particularly at risk of obesity, but fail to recognise ... Read more...

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Excessive TV viewing causes aggression among kids: Survey


November 20th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Children who watch television for more than 35 hours a week are at a risk of obesity and an aggressive and violent behaviour, a study revealed here ... Read more...

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Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

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Greediness gene dooms dieting


November 15th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Your dieting resolve can be doomed if you are carrying a 'greediness' gene, a study shows.Researchers have shown that a rogue gene linked to obesity makes us fat ... Read more...

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‘Greediness gene’ causes diets to fail even before they start


November 15th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever thought why your diet fails just within a few days because you can't resist temptation? It may be the 'greediness gene' in you, says a new study.Briton ... Read more...

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Bottle milk makes babies fat: Study


September 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A study has found that bottle-fed babies are primed for a life of obesity.Babies who gain pounds too fast in their first months are more likely to become ... Read more...

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Children with pet dogs ‘more active’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists from St George's, University of London, have suggested that owning a dog could help reduce the risk of childhood obesity.A study of 78 inner-city primary schools in ... Read more...

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Exercise to beat your ‘fat’ genes


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Being born into a fat family is no excuse for obesity and exercise is the way to stay in shape, a new study says. Experts said people who are ... 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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Obesity is avoidable even if it runs in the family: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Blaming your genes for those extra pounds? Well, you might not be able to use that as an excuse anymore, for scientists have revealed that even people with ... Read more...

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In spring, extended daylight disrupts teens’ sleep patterns


July 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Teenagers tend to delay bedtimes during Spring, thanks to the later sunset and extended daylight exposure in the season, say researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention helps preschoolers reduce body fat, improve fitness


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A program teaching multiple lifestyle changes to predominantly migrant preschoolers and their parents helps the children reduce body fat and improve fitness, suggests a new study.Such interventions may ... Read more...

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Study confirms depression, abdominal obesity link


June 10th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new research has confirmed the link between depression and abdominal obesity, which has been associated with an increased risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease."We found that in ... Read more...

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Rye and barley products ‘reduce obesity risk’


May 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome, such as type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Women who exercise during pregnancy give birth to lighter babies


April 8th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A new study has shown that women, who exercise during pregnancy, are likely to give birth to lighter babies.The research led by University of Auckland scientists showed that ... Read more...

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