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Tag Archives: obesity
  • Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours May Double Death Risk
    Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours May Double Death Risk

    New York: Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned. A study found that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were abo..

  • Childhood Obesity May Up Risk Of Depression Later
    Childhood Obesity May Up Risk Of Depression Later

    London: Is your kid overweight? Beware, being obese, especially from a young age may substantially increase a lifetime risk of major depression, researchers have found. The study showed that being overweight at age eight or 13 was associated with more than triple the risk of developing major depr..

  • Mid-Life Obesity-Driven Enzyme Identified: Study
    Mid-Life Obesity-Driven Enzyme Identified: Study

    Washington: US researchers have said that they identified an enzyme that may play a central role in the development of obesity in mid-life. In two groups of mice being fed high-fat foods, those who received an inhibitor that blocked the enzyme had a 40 per cent decrease in weight gain compared wi..

  • Routine Bedtime May Protect Pre-Schoolers From Obesity

    Following routines from a very early age may have many benefits. A new research suggests that regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time may be linked to better emotional health in pre-schoolers, and that might lower their chances of obesity later. "This study provides more evidence that..

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Make Children Obese

    Smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast or having insufficient sleep may lead to obesity or weight gain among kids, according to a study. Smoking in pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of a child being overweight, possibly due to a link between foetal tobacco exposure and infant ..

  • Both Obesity And Low BMI May Up Migraine Risk In Women

    Young women with obesity or underweight conditions may be at an increased risk for migraine, according to a study. Migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. The study revealed that people who are obese (defined as a body mass i..

  • Obesity May Influence Blood Tests For Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Being obese or overweight may influence the blood tests used to assess the levels of inflammation for rheumatoid arthritis in women, researchers have found. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joint linings, causing painful swelling. The study revealed that obe..

  • Obesity During Pregnancy May Up Kid’s Risk Of Epilepsy

    Women who are overweight or obese during their pregnancy may significantly increase the risk for children developing epilepsy, a study has showed. Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. The results showed that the risk of epilepsy incre..

  • Whole Body Vibration May Help Combat Obesity, Diabetes

    Indulging in a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration could mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise and help combat obesity and diabetes, according to a new study. Whole-body vibration consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a..

  • Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Pain Due To Obesity

    Eating a Mediterranean diet that involves consuming more fish and plant-based proteins such as nuts and beans could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained ..