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Fat found in overweight people's lungs, study shows

Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer with wheezing and asthma, but the reasons for this have not been completely explained.

World Obesity Day: Why home-cooked food is better for a healthier life

Obesity is shaping up to be a major health care problem and one of the most frequent causes of preventable death in the 21st century.


Here's what increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetics

Body mass index, a common measure of obesity, has been recently shown to be an imperfect metric because it does not distinguish between lean muscle mass and fat mass.

Does being obese increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

An unfavorable lifestyle was defined as no or only one healthy lifestyle factor; the remaining participants were considered to have an intermediate lifestyle.

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO

The guide aims to address the “double burden” of treating people who are underweight and overweight, and provide countries with a roadmap for better interventions.

Decoded: Why brown fat is good for your health

The research, published in the journal Nature, adds to our knowledge about the role of brown fat in human health and could lead to new medications for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes.


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.

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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.