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 […]

Metabolic Enzyme Tied to Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers from Clemson University’s Environmental Toxicology Program have published research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease, especially in males. William Baldwin, professor and graduate program coordinator in the College of Science’s department of biological sciences, and members of his laboratory used a novel mouse model developed in their laboratory […]

Obesity rivals smoking as cause of cancer, UK charity warns

Excess weight causes about 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking in the UK each year. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Obesity is rivalling smoking as a cause of cancer, responsible for more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer than cigarettes, according to the UK’s leading cancer charity. Smoking is still the biggest cause of […]

Obesity can damage liver as well, says health expert

Panchkula: Consuming junk food and sedentary life style can lead to obesity. Dr Anupam Goel, consultant bariatric and laparoscopic surgery, Paras Super Specialty Hospital, said this can further damage liver as well.  Dr Goel while addressing mediapersons to create awareness on “Obesity and its health hazards” said a recent study has put 70 per cent […]