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Low carb diet fires up metabolism, helps burn more calories

Study in BMJ argues that this can change the way we look at and treat obesity A low carbohydrate diet can help weight loss not...

Obesity causes depression; but thin men prone to it too

Study by University of South Australia and University of Exeter finds strongest evidence yet on obesity depression link Obesity does cause depression. New research released today...

Obesity risk increases among those with irregular schedules

Misalignment of the biological clock may alter calories burnt, leading to obesity risk among those with irregular schedules How many calories you burn depends on...

Obese? Chill, your genes may help keep diabetes away

Experts say where in the body fat is stored determines the risk of metabolic diseasesExperts believe that where on the body people store surplus...

Gastric bypass surgery leads to the most weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery is associated with greater weight loss than sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding Among the three most commonly carried out weight loss...

Kids with autism like disorders 50% more likely to be obese

Study finds the risk increases with the severity of symptoms Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 per cent...

Obesity is not just poor choices, it’s about public policy: Lancet

New article by public health experts calls for multisectoral approach on obesity Is obesity a matter of individual responsibility or a matter of faulty public...

Weight loss lowers breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Weight loss may help lower postmenopausal women's risk of developing high grade breast cancer In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had...

Lilly’s new dual-action diabetes drug causes significant weight reduction

Eli Lilly’s new dual-action diabetes drug shows promise in lowering average blood sugar levels by 2.4% and weight by 12.7% in type 2 diabetes...

Weight loss surgery can lead to safer deliveries in obese moms

Obese mothers can reduce chances of C-Secs and infection by undergoing weight loss surgeryObese mothers who lose weight through bariatric surgery can have safer...

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Low gluten diet makes gut healthy, leads to some weight loss

Researchers evaluate the trend of choosing a low gluten diet even without allergies An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they...

Fatty fishes such as sardine & hilsa prevent premature birth

A new review suggests oily fishes and fish oils can help women carry babies to term A new Cochrane Review published today has found that...

ICFP 2018 comes to a close, Burkina Faso is the star...

A part of the 9 country Ouagadougou Partnership, it has the highest number of modern contraceptive users in the region The fifth International Conference on...