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obesity epidemic


World Obesity Day 2022: Lifestyle changes to prevent and manage obesity

March 04, 2022 7:02 pm

According to Dr Sanjay Khare, head, bariatric medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, "Lifestyle modifications for obese, overweight, or people with comorbid conditions include 3 major components - diet, exercise, and behaviour therapy."

Anti Obesity Day 2021: Is obesity linked to cancer?

November 26, 2021 11:40 am

A study by the American Cancer Society revealed people's risk of cancer typically rises as they age.

Childhood obesity is a more serious concern than coronavirus, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

September 27, 2021 2:17 pm

The well-known medical researcher defined obesity as a "disease caused by ultra-processed food just like cancer is caused by tobacco".

'Obesity is highly misunderstood; people usually equate food with weight gain': Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker

July 13, 2021 12:57 pm

"Obesity needs to be treated early. Reach out to qualified weight loss professionals and do not get swayed by all the information on the internet," said the bariatric surgeon, who is out with her new book

Pandemic effect: Healthcare experts warn of rise of obesity cases among children

March 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Healthcare experts have said that the possible implications of COVID 19 in worsening the situation of overweight and obesity cannot be ignored.

A bariatric surgeon’s guide to understanding obesity

October 20, 2020 4:38 pm

A bariatric surgeon answers some frequently asked questions about the obesity epidemic

Is obesity linked to severe COVID-19 complications and increased risk of death?

August 28, 2020 2:10 pm

Not only does obesity makes patients with co-morbidities more vulnerable to COVID-related complications, adipose fat directly interferes with the body’s immune response as well, says Dr Akshay Budhraja

Mouthwatering images of food in ads fuelling obesity epidemic

January 22, 2012 5:12 pm

Researchers suggest people trying to shed the flab should avoid looking at pictures of tempting food.

Protein-rich diet helps gorillas keep lean

June 12, 2011 2:36 am

Gorillas don’t seem to be facing the obesity epidemic that humans in modern society are.

Sleepless nights 'help burn calories'

March 12, 2011 12:40 pm

Going without a night's rest helps shed the flab,a new study says.