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Here's how changing diets might drive global rise in childhood obesity(Twitter/efad_org)

Here's how changing diets might drive global rise in childhood obesity

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:31 PM IST
A new study has found that changing diets, not less physical activity, may best explain childhood obesity crisis
Representational image(UNICEF)
Representational image(UNICEF)

Obesity in children might be due to genetic variant resulting in less leptin production

Washington | By Asian News International| Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Children of African descent, who possess a genetic variant that lowers the production of leptin in body have a higher risk of becoming overweight. Leptin has a major role in controlling the weight of children.
In the 1970s, competitive bodybuilders were judged on having small waists(Shutterstock)
In the 1970s, competitive bodybuilders were judged on having small waists(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: In pursuit of a small waist

Hindustan Times | By Kamal SinghCSCS
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Doing thousands of reps of ‘abs’ is not going to give you a tiny, tight waist
Pigi, the most renowned online supplement store in India, upholds bodybuilding in the highest spirit and its compassion for the hard-working athletes and gym enthusiasts is what makes it provide 100% authentic and premium quality supplements.
Pigi, the most renowned online supplement store in India, upholds bodybuilding in the highest spirit and its compassion for the hard-working athletes and gym enthusiasts is what makes it provide 100% authentic and premium quality supplements.

Pigi champions bodybuilding and health supplements for fitness enthusiasts

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Founded in the year 2017 as a grocery E-commerce mobile app, based out of Gurgaon, it soon pivoted in 2018 to sports nutrition.
With low activity levels during the lockdown, it is best to opt for low carb foods to improve your metabolic health(Shutterstock)
With low activity levels during the lockdown, it is best to opt for low carb foods to improve your metabolic health(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh: Eating right during the lockdown

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 12:47 AM IST
With most of us stuck indoors with very little activity, eating to maintain good metabolic health becomes even more important
The study was published in the journal of Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity.(Unsplash)
The study was published in the journal of Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity.(Unsplash)

Belly fat is bad for thinking. Here’s all you need to know

Washington D. C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 03:57 PM IST
A new study looked at findings that could lead to new treatments that help maintain mental flexibility in ageing adults with obesity, sedentary lifestyles, or muscle loss that naturally happens with ageing.
In the middle of all the festivities, its important to take care of your health too and shift to a maintenance mode(Shutterstock)
In the middle of all the festivities, its important to take care of your health too and shift to a maintenance mode(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Fitness in the festive season

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 11:39 PM IST
How to keep yourself fit and healthy despite the festivities
People assume being lean equals being fit but that may not be true for everyone(Shutterstock)
People assume being lean equals being fit but that may not be true for everyone(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: How to get rid of ‘skinny fat’

Hnidustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 08:14 PM IST
The obsession with size zero is actually making a large number of people a victim of lifestyle diseases
During the study, the research team measured the participants’ waist size and calculated their proportion of body fat using a technique called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.(Unsplash)
During the study, the research team measured the participants’ waist size and calculated their proportion of body fat using a technique called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.(Unsplash)

‘Night owl’ girls more likely to gain weight

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 04:17 PM IST
For the study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, a total of 804 adolescents - 418 girls and 386 boys aged between 11 to 16 - were analysed.
A do’s and dont’s list to get the perfect six pack(Shutterstock)
A do’s and dont’s list to get the perfect six pack(Shutterstock)

Core training and the six pack mania

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Core training and working the abs are as different as chalk and cheese. Here’s what you need to do to get the six pack right!
The ketogenic or keto diet is based on a strict control of carbohydrates, high on fat and adequate protein(Shutterstock)
The ketogenic or keto diet is based on a strict control of carbohydrates, high on fat and adequate protein(Shutterstock)

All about the keto diet: Three reasons you should try it

Hindustan Times | By Ishi Khosla
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 11:33 PM IST
A nutritionist makes a case for the famous diet that everyone wants to try
People who switch between digital services tend to gain weight.(Unsplash)
People who switch between digital services tend to gain weight.(Unsplash)

Digital media multitasking associated with obesity risk, says study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 01:15 PM IST
Media multitasking is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may result in weight gain.
Family studies have suggested that 10 to 40% of variation in sleep duration may be inherited, and previous genetic studies have associated variants in two gene regions with the sleep duration.(Shutterstock)
Family studies have suggested that 10 to 40% of variation in sleep duration may be inherited, and previous genetic studies have associated variants in two gene regions with the sleep duration.(Shutterstock)

Your genes determine duration of your sleep

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 12:40 PM IST
The study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, US, analysed genetic data from more than 446,000 participants, who self-reported the amount of sleep they typically received.
Underweight people were 67% more likely to die after a stroke than people of normal weight.(Shutterstock)
Underweight people were 67% more likely to die after a stroke than people of normal weight.(Shutterstock)

Overweight people have better chances of survival from stroke

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 02:12 PM IST
The study, presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st annual meeting in the US, found that severely obese people were 62% less likely to die than people of normal weight.
Men’s porn habits could fuel partners’ eating disorders(Unsplash)
Men’s porn habits could fuel partners’ eating disorders(Unsplash)

Men’s porn habits could fuel partners’ eating disorders: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The study is one of the first to look at how a romantic partner’s behaviour might be linked to the likelihood of a woman experiencing or engaging in such things as extreme guilt about eating, preoccupation with body fat, bingeing or purging.
From boogie bounce workout to Dand or the Hindu pushup, here’s your fitness forecast for this year.
From boogie bounce workout to Dand or the Hindu pushup, here’s your fitness forecast for this year.

7 fitness trends to take to in 2019

Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Ahoy, those looking to finally get that transformation started, or up their fitness game — here is what is expected to grip fitness buffs’ minds (and bodies) this year.
Researchers conducted detailed assessments of fat distribution in different regions of the body of 18,000 people using DEXA, a low-intensity X-ray scan that can distinguish body fat, bone composition, muscle and lean mass across the whole body.(Shutterstock)
Researchers conducted detailed assessments of fat distribution in different regions of the body of 18,000 people using DEXA, a low-intensity X-ray scan that can distinguish body fat, bone composition, muscle and lean mass across the whole body.(Shutterstock)

People with slim hips may have higher risk of diabetes, heart attacks

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 11:50 AM IST
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK studied the genetic profiles of over 600,000 participants from several large UK and international studies.
Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that can fight infections and cancer, as well as help to treat arthritis.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that can fight infections and cancer, as well as help to treat arthritis.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

5 reasons why Kombucha is the ultimate superdrink

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 01:57 PM IST
The fermented and probiotic drink Kombucha boasts of several health benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Physically active women were less likely to get incidents of metabolic syndrome, stroke, and heart disease than inactive women, shows the study.(Unsplash)
Physically active women were less likely to get incidents of metabolic syndrome, stroke, and heart disease than inactive women, shows the study.(Unsplash)

Exercise and low-calorie diet can cut stroke risk in menopausal women

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 11:12 AM IST
If you middle-aged and entering menopause, stick to a low-calorie diet and exercise to reduce risk of developing stroke, heart disease and Type-2 diabetes.
Consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and overall health, says a new study.(Unsplash)
Consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and overall health, says a new study.(Unsplash)

This healthy bedtime snack can boost your metabolism

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 11:02 AM IST
Munching on cottage cheese before going to sleep could benefit your health without causing weight gain, says a new study.
Ketone supplements decreased body fat and body weight on mice that were placed on a high-fat keto diet, shows a new study.(Unsplash)
Ketone supplements decreased body fat and body weight on mice that were placed on a high-fat keto diet, shows a new study.(Unsplash)

Ketone supplements are better than keto diet for weight loss

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 10:58 AM IST
Ketone supplements are better than keto diets in increasing calories expended or decrease calories available for storage leading to weight loss, shows a new study.
Diet plays an important role in fertility, and high-fat, high-sugar diets are best avoided, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
Diet plays an important role in fertility, and high-fat, high-sugar diets are best avoided, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

Avoid high-fat, high-sugar diet if you are trying to get pregnant

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 09:36 AM IST
A high-fat and high-sugar diet can result in the impairment of future fertility in women, suggests a new study.
Simple vitamin D supplementation may be part of an effective strategy to tackle childhood obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease, in adulthood.(Shutterstock)
Simple vitamin D supplementation may be part of an effective strategy to tackle childhood obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease, in adulthood.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D supplements can help obese children lose weight

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:55 AM IST
Vitamin D supplements could promote weight loss in obese children, and potentially reduce risk of future heart and metabolic disease in overweight kids, says a new study.
Here’s how your BMI can impact your mental well being.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how your BMI can impact your mental well being.(Shutterstock)

Your BMI can impact your mental health, here’s how

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 01:29 PM IST
Previous studies have shown that individuals who are happier and more satisfied with their lives tend to have better physical health and live longer than those who have lower mental well being.
National Nutrition Week: Instead of opting for fad diets, you are better off eating a balanced meal and exercising for good health, fitness and weight loss.(Shutterstock)
National Nutrition Week: Instead of opting for fad diets, you are better off eating a balanced meal and exercising for good health, fitness and weight loss.(Shutterstock)

National Nutrition Week 2018, 5 diet myths that hamper weight loss

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 02:20 PM IST
National Nutrition Week 2018: September 1 to 7 is celebrated as National Nutrition Week. We tell you about 5 diet myths that are affecting your healthy diet goals.
Weight loss diet: Researchers found that those who changed their mealtimes lost on average more than twice as much body fat as those in the control group, who ate their meals as normal.(Shutterstock)
Weight loss diet: Researchers found that those who changed their mealtimes lost on average more than twice as much body fat as those in the control group, who ate their meals as normal.(Shutterstock)

Weight loss diet tips, eat a late breakfast and early dinner to reduce body fat

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:09 AM IST
Weight loss diet: If you wish to lose weight, you may want to delay breakfast by 90 minutes and have dinner 90 minutes earlier, finds this new study.
The carbohydrate composition of diets may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.(Shutterstock)
The carbohydrate composition of diets may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.(Shutterstock)

Excess carbohydrates in your diet could cause knee pain and osteoarthritis

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Carbohydrates in your diet could increase risk of osteoarthritis, just as excess body weight also contributes to the disease.
Benefits of ghee: A rich source of vitamins A, D, E, and K, ghee helps boost your immunity, promotes gut health, keeps your hair and skin healthy and lubricates joints. Ghee also helps in weight loss.(Shutterstock)
Benefits of ghee: A rich source of vitamins A, D, E, and K, ghee helps boost your immunity, promotes gut health, keeps your hair and skin healthy and lubricates joints. Ghee also helps in weight loss.(Shutterstock)

Benefits of ghee for weight loss, a teaspoon daily on empty stomach will help you lose weight

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 12:21 PM IST
Benefits of ghee: While ghee is considered fattening, there are several benefits to it as well and it actually helps you lose weight and detox. Here’s what fitness experts recommend your daily intake should be.
Cristiano Ronaldo became Juventus’ record signing following his transfer from Real Madrid.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo became Juventus’ record signing following his transfer from Real Madrid.(AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo has a body of a 20-year-old according to Juventus medical results - report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 06:14 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo was clocked running at 33.98 km at the recently concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018 which was the fastest by any player at the quadrennial event.
Perks of being overweight?(Shutterstock)
Perks of being overweight?(Shutterstock)

Being overweight in middle age is linked to low breast cancer risk

Indo Asian News Service, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 04:07 PM IST
For pre-menopausal women, a higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk, according to researchers. The trend could be attributed to multiple factors such as differences in hormones, including estrogen -- primary female sex hormone -- growth factors, or breast density.
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