Explained: Why some moisturizers may do more harm than good to your skin

New Delhi: A lot has been said about skin care products, especially when it comes to moisturizers. For instance, earlier researchers at UC San Francisco found that moisturizing your skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new study warned that moisturizers […]

Obesity Effect on Cancer Risk Twice That Currently Thought

Current estimates of the effect of obesity in increasing the risk for cancer are based on observational studies and may be underestimating the effect. The risk may be twice as large as is currently thought, says a group of international researchers who report a new approach to estimating the risk. They conducted a systematic analysis of genetic […]

Obesity in women and how to tackle it

BENGALURU: There is nothing wrong in saying that obesity has become an epidemic within the world with an estimated 1.5 billion people being overweight. With changing lifestyle, our eating habits and food pattern have also been changing drastically. According to NCBI, nearly 300 million women are thought to be clinically obese. What causes obesity? Each […]

Study reveals 6 top exercises for offsetting ‘obesity genes’

New research examines the effect of 18 different kinds of exercise on people with a high genetic risk of developing obesity. The findings identify six exercises that can offset the genetic effects on five measures of obesity. Several types of exercise can prevent obesity in people genetically prone to the condition, new research shows. According […]

Obesity weighing heavy on fertility

Obesity is one of the major health challenges worldwide, especially in the developed nations. It definitely is a major cause of ill-health and premature deaths as being overweight increases the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, osteoarthritis and some cancers like colon and breast. Unfortunately, obesity can be physically restrictive and can prevent intimacy and affect […]

Obesity: China’s Big Problem

It is sunrise at a camp for teenagers in China. One by one, they file out of their dorms, some still rubbing the sleep from their eyes. As they hurry into formation for morning exercises, former soldiers bark orders at them – jump higher, run faster, squat lower. For these children, there is just one aim – to […]

Using an ‘obesity simulation suit’ to reveal prejudice among med students

Obesity has been, and still is, the subject of much stigmatization. A new, proof-of-concept study uses role-play to reveal the bias against people with obesity among medical students. Healthcare professionals may discriminate against people with obesity. In all walks of life, people with obesity tend to face subconscious stigmatization and prejudice. Many people with obesity have experienced […]

Ketogenic Diet: Is High Fat, Low-Carb Diet Good For Health? Expert Speaks

Keto diet was originally formulated to control the frequency of epileptic seizures in children but somewhere along the way it became a diet for weight reduction. Keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet. When we consume very little carbs, the body is forced to burn fats for energy, leading to the production of ketone bodies […]

These Are the Best New Skin-Care Products Launching in August

Fact: There are a lot of skin-care products out there. So many that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s new, what’s old, and what you can trust. Lucky for you, that’s why we’re here. As beauty editors, it’s our job to point you in the right direction when you’re shopping for new goods. Every month we highlight […]