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Does weight gain affect PCOS and pregnancy? A doctor explains

Although weight gain is a major symptom of PCOS, around 20 per cent of the women diagnosed with the disease are actually in the normal weight range or even underweight.

Being 'night owls' linked to teen girls gaining weight, says study

The study noted that improving sleep schedules may be helpful in preventing childhood and adolescent obesity, especially in girls.


Does lack of sleep alter fat metabolism?

To find out how the uncomfortable schedule affected metabolism, the researchers gave participants a standardised high-fat dinner, a bowl of chilli mac, after four nights of sleep restriction.

Decoded: Why people gain weight as they get older

The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, found that lipid turnover in the fat tissue — the rate at which lipid or fat in the fat cells is removed — decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight.

Artificial light during sleep linked to weight gain in women: Study

The research, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to find an association between any exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping and weight gain in women.

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.


Regular smartphone use by kids leads to poor sleep, abnormal weight gain: Study

According to a study by Penn State College of Medicine, kids who spend more time on smartphones in bed are at the risk of gaining weight.

Dos and don'ts for weight gain for skinny people

Keep these tips in mind if you are a skinny person trying to gain weight.

Toddlers with sweet tooth may experience weight gain: Study

The findings of the study showed that children between one and three years old who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk increase in body fat.

Want to avoid gaining weight? Chew your food slowly

Moms, don't rush your child to finish that breakfast. Slow chewing gives children enough time to realise when they're full — helping to avoid overeating and effectively enabling them to prevent weight gain.

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Seven tips: How to avoid weight gain this festive season

Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you out.