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Cycling sprints may reverse health effects of menopause, says study

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

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).

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

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

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

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

Obese kids' brains crave for sugar: Research

Researchers found that the brains of obese kids are hypersensitive to sugar.

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‘Obesity puts you at greater risk of cancer’

Around 5.24 million people were identified at 16 years or more and followed for an average of 7.5 years.

Why it's never too late to lose weight

Weight loss at any age in adulthood is worthwhile because it could yield long-term health benefits, says a new research.

‘Overweight people who pick diet drinks eat more food’

Beverage industry, which has long promoted diet drinks as an alternative to full-calorie beverages, defended such alternatives to help manage weight.

Eating chocolates can help you shed flab

Chocolate is rich in flavonoids especially catechins which have healthy properties.

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Bizarre physical test: Uttarakhand DGP orders probe

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).

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