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Obesity linked with risk of multiple diseases, says study

Previous research has suggested that high BMI is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, but due to the difficulty of conducting clinical trials related to obesity, it has been hard to prove causation.

More Indians found to be obese but fewer are undernourished: FAO report

The number of Indian children under five years who were overweight was 2.4 million last year, while 46 million were stunted, according to the report.


Drinking coffee may help fight obesity, diabetes: Study

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on 'brown fat' functions, which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories as energy.

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.

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.


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.

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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.