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Be obese at your own risk! Top 5 Obesity studies in 2014 warn the world

Almost a third of the world is now fat. Here’re top 5 obesity studies that warn us enough to shed that extra weight right away.

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First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease risk: Study

First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease, stroke, and complications of high blood pressure.


Occupational sitting among women linked to obesity: Study

The researchers examined the association between occupational sitting and BMI between men and women and between black and white women.


Obese kids’ brains crave for sugar: Research

Researchers found that the brains of obese kids are hypersensitive to sugar.


High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring

Increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies can lead to obesity in the next generation.

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Half a million cancers a year fuelled by obesity

Obesity is to blame for nearly half a million cases of cancer a year, with overweight women at a far greater risk than men.


Obesity silently damages heart

Obese people without an overt manifestation of heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels risk of heart failure in the future.


Diabetic mother may beget obese daughters

This is the first study of this kind directly linking maternal hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) to overweight offspring.


Marital woes can make you fat

If you have a history of depression, picking up fights with your better half could increase the risk of obesity.

Treat food addiction to combat obesity epidemic

The key feature of any addiction is loss of control. In food addiction, loss of control is manifested by either more frequent or larger meals.


How eating with parents prevents kids from obesity

Even having as few as one or two family meals a week during adolescence may protect your kids from being obese when they turn into adults.


Obesity increases risk of stress-related diseases

If you are overweight, you may be at greater risk of contracting stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


Why fat people tend to overeat

Triggers such as the smell of popcorn or a commercial for a snack may have a stronger pull for obese people.


‘Fat’ jokes linked with anti-obese attitude

Despite being considered to be in bad taste, jokes on fat people are widespread in movies or TV shows, research shows.


Body fat thwarts Chinese woman’s suicide attempt

Police were called after witnesses reported seeing a body floating on the river’s surface.