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Being teased about weight makes children gain more kilos: Study

The study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, shows that youth experiencing high levels of teasing gained an average of 0.20 kg per year more than those who did not.

Unhealthy food at work may up risk of lifestyle ailments, finds study

The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and obese.


Do you have diabetes? These are a few skin conditions you should know about

Eruptive xanthomatosis is a skin condition that can occur when the body's blood sugar level is not well-controlled and when triglycerides rises to extremely high levels.

Diet high on saturated fats might make depression more likely: Study

Absorption of certain dietary fats has a direct impact on brain-signaling pathways, which in turn influence the development of depression.

Decoded: How high fat diet may cause depression

Obesity and depression have long been linked, with previous clinical studies finding an association between these two conditions. However, until now, the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been fully understood.

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: Study

The study, published in the journal Nature, analysed the height and weight data of over 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200 countries and territories between 1985 and 2017.


Tea doesn't need sugar to taste good, reveals study

Participants were asked to either stop adding sugar to their tea overnight, or gradually reduce the amount of sugar they added. The findings were presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress, says study

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia discovered a molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain.

Zinc oxide supplements may prevent fat build up in liver: IIT study

WHO reports that the number of deaths due to liver diseases in India was 259,749 in 2017. Nearly 120 million Indians are estimated to suffer from NAFLD, with a higher incidence rate amongst obese and diabetic people.

Loneliness is as harmful in senior citizens as obesity and smoking: Study

Published in the peer-reviewed journal of Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the researchers explained loneliness as an emotional state of perceived isolation which increases early death risk in heart patients.

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Cut sugary juices, eat eggs, get good sleep: 10 weight loss tips for obese people

Struggling hard to lose weight even with a controlled diet? On World Obesity Day, here are 10 quick fix tips to help you lose weight. But, remember there are no shortcuts to weight loss regimes.

World Obesity Day 2017: Fight obesity with these 10 easily available superfoods

New expert estimates revealed that the cost of treating obesity-related illnesses globally will top $1.2 trillion every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic. On the occasion of World Obesity Day, let's pledge to fight it with a healthy diet. Start with these superfoods and feel the difference.