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Brainstorm Health: Obesity and Cancer, Mylan Stock Soars, Online Doctor Ratings

As far as public health threats go, there are few that carry as many multifaceted risks as obesity does. The condition is linked to everything from high blood pressure (and its associate cardiovascular health disorders) to metabolic illnesses like diabetes. But obesity is also a significant factor in certain types of cancer—and those cancers are on the rise, according to new ... Read More »

New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity

New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial “brown” or “good” fat to boost metabolism, combat obesityand Type II diabetes. Researchers from Gladstone Institutes San Francisco in the US treated mice with a drug called bexarotene (Bex) and found they had more “brown fat, faster metabolisms and less body ... Read More »

Cake culture at work causing obesity

Cake culture at work causing obesity (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Sharing sweet treats at workplace may be contributing to several health problemssuch as obesity and poor oral hygiene, experts in the UK have warned. It may be managers wanting to reward staff, colleagues wanting to celebrate, or people bringing presents back from their holidays, but sugary snacks at the workplace are ... Read More »

​Parent’s obesity may delay development in kids

IANS | Jan 2, 2017, 04.12 PM IST Parent’s obesity may delay development in kids (Simon Willms/Getty Images) Are your toddler’s fingers and hands movement slow? Is his/her ability to relate to and interact with others as well as problem-solving skills delayed? Blame it on your obesity, researchers say. The findings showed that apart from health related issues, children of ... Read More »

Smartphone addiction may up obesity risk in teens

PTI | Dec 16, 2016, 01.30 PM IST Smartphone addiction may up obesity risk in teens In the study , adolescents spending more than five hours daily on devices were 43% more likely to suffer from obesity compared with those who spent less time on these devices, researchers said. Recommended By Colombia They also found that adolescents who spent more ... Read More »

New Molecule To Fight Obesity Identified

NEW YORK: Activating the oestrogen — the primary female sex hormone — receptor-beta protein with a chemical has the potential to increase metabolism as well as help reduce obesity, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The findings showed that the activation of a chemical called beta-LGND2 by the oestrogen receptor-beta can help reduce obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by ... Read More »

Obesity And Arthritis Are Linked: Medical Experts

MUMBAI: Various studies have linked rising cases of arthritis with obesity which occurs due to poor lifestyle, food habits and lack of physical exercise, according to medical experts. On the occasion of ‘World Arthritis Day’ observed on October 12, experts said arthritis, a disease of joints, is an autoimmune disorder and has been on the rise in last decade. Most ... Read More »

Why young adults with lower education, income level are prone to obesity

Young adults with lower education or income level are at a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, says a new study. It found that 25 per cent of young adults became overweight or obese. Emerging adulthood is a critical time period for excess weight gain: Excerpts from the journal Researcher Deborah Rohm Young of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Department ... Read More »