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Does being overweight or obese take a toll on your mental health? Here's what a psychiatrist says

April 09, 2021 4:12 pm

Recent research by S Luhar and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine forecasts that by the year 2040, nearly 30.5 per cent of Indian men and 9.5 per cent of women will be overweight, and 27.4 per cent Indian men and 13.9 per cent women obese

Can clumsy kids be fit? Here's what a study says

January 20, 2021 1:04 pm

Aerobic fitness doesn't go hand-in-hand with motor skills, said the Finnish study published in Translational Sports Medicine

Over 30% Himachal residents overweight, national health survey points out

December 19, 2020 10:00 pm

Over 40 per cent of those surveyed in the state were found to be underweight, overweight or obese, i.e. their body mass index (BMI) was either below or above normal, according to the survey that covered nearly 11,000 households in the state.

World Diabetes Day 2020: Prevalence of type 2 diabetes increasing among age group 20-40, say experts

November 14, 2020 5:24 pm

Being overweight, obesity, lack of exercise, stress, eating a high-calorie diet, and having a family history can increase your risk of getting diabetes.

Longer exposure to obesity is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, shows study

December 24, 2019 4:47 pm

According to the researchers, the results highlight the importance of overweight or obesity in early adulthood as risk factors for adult diabetes.

Cycling sprints may reverse health effects of menopause, says study

April 30, 2019 1:08 pm

Menopause is accompanied by a decrease in muscle mass and aerobic fitness and an increase in fat mass, which contributes to the increased rates of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.

One in five adolescents in the world overweight in 2016: Lancet report

March 13, 2019 9:38 am

Globally, the number of 15-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or any kind of training is estimated to be around three times higher for younger women adolescents (175 million) than young men (63 million). In India, the prevalence is over 15 times higher in young women than in young men (nearly 54 per cent compared to 3.5 per cent).

Being overweight or underweight could take away 4 years from your life: Study

October 31, 2018 2:44 pm

According to a study published in the medical journal Lancet, being over or under your ideal weight might have some really serious repercussions - it could knock four years off your life. 

Middle-age obesity linked to decreased Breast Cancer risk

June 23, 2018 12:53 pm

A research states that breast cancer risk is lower in pre-menopausal women who are overweight whereas obesity increases breast cancer risk in older women. This study however does not promote gaining extra weight to prevent breast cancer.

Overweight? You may be at high risk of colon cancer later

May 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Boys, who are overweight at age of 7 years, are at greater risk of developing colon (bowel) cancer in adulthood.


Bizarre physical test: Uttarakhand DGP orders probe

January 27, 2016 11:14 am

Dehradun, Jan 27 (ANI): Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu on Wednesday said appropriate action would be taken against those who conducted a bizarre fitness test, where constables were told to carry cops on their backs. Last Sunday, “overweight” policemen in Uddham Singh Nagar District were summoned to the police lines in Rudrapur. They were made to go through some bizarre physical tests in the presence of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).