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Here's how bullying, obesity can affect girls' and boys' mental health(Twitter/EnergyKrazed)

Here's how bullying, obesity can affect girls' and boys' mental health

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:42 PM IST
A new study investigates the connection between body mass index (BMI) or obesity and depressive symptoms and takes a close look at whether being subjected to bullying affects teenage girls, boys and their relationship over time
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.
A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London uses a novel approach to investigate the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on the risk of Covid-19 infection.(Unsplash)
A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London uses a novel approach to investigate the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on the risk of Covid-19 infection.(Unsplash)

Obese people found to be at increased risk of Covid-19

London [UK] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Several observational studies have reported the link between cardiovascular risk factors (such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol) and Covid-19 severity.
Obesity may be one reason some countries or communities have been hit hard by the virus, researchers say.(Unsplash)
Obesity may be one reason some countries or communities have been hit hard by the virus, researchers say.(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Doctors studying why obesity may be linked to coronavirus

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Excess weight increases the chances of developing a number of health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. And those are among the conditions that can make COVID-19 patients more likely to get very sick.
In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90 per cent) type 2 diabetes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90 per cent) type 2 diabetes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Weight loss could prevent or even reverse diabetes: Study

Sophia Antipolis [France] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify individuals with a greater likelihood of developing the condition.
Study results suggest that health care providers may want to begin including social activities alongside healthy diet and exercise when treating non-partnered older women. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Study results suggest that health care providers may want to begin including social activities alongside healthy diet and exercise when treating non-partnered older women. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Women with little or no social ties could be most prone to obesity

Vancouver [Canada] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Women with less social ties had higher odds of abdominal and general obesity. There were higher odds if they had limited social participation--women who were not married lived alone and had no monthly social activities had the highest average waist size.
Britain has advised people to eat less in order to avoid Covid-19 death risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Britain has advised people to eat less in order to avoid Covid-19 death risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Eat less to reduce Covid-19 death risk, UK tells people

London | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Those with a body mass index of over 40 had double the risk of dying from Covid-19, junior health minister Helen Whately said.
Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity, body image.(Unsplash)
Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity, body image.(Unsplash)

Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity, body image

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The drive for muscularity and its negative behaviours, such as steroid use and unhealthy dieting, are very Western-centric.
Even in complete lockdown, one can look for online workouts that can be done in the confines of one’s home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Even in complete lockdown, one can look for online workouts that can be done in the confines of one’s home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Good night’s sleep, home workouts, less fat intake and positivity boost immunity

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 07:55 PM IST
A healthy immune system is the key to fight coronavirus and, for that matter, any other infection
The study appears in the American Journal of Health Education.(Unsplash)
The study appears in the American Journal of Health Education.(Unsplash)

Children carrying heavier backpacks might have healthier core. Here’s why

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Public school students in the study proved significantly better at performing curl-ups, a metric that measures abdominal strength and endurance.
According to the study, serum testosterone was lower in men on restrictive diets.(Unsplash)
According to the study, serum testosterone was lower in men on restrictive diets.(Unsplash)

Low-fat diet may lower testosterone levels in men

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:29 PM IST
A recent study published in the Journal of Urology, researchers found that a low-fat diet may be associated with a small but significant reduction in testosterone. Here’s all you need to know.
Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life.(Unsplash)
Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life.(Unsplash)

Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Researchers have found that maintaining five healthy habits may increase years lived free of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Love working late? Here’s why you shouldn’t spend long hours in office.(Unsplash)
Love working late? Here’s why you shouldn’t spend long hours in office.(Unsplash)

Love working late? Here’s why you shouldn’t spend long hours in office

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 05:19 PM IST
According to a recent study, people who spend longer than usual hours at the workplace are more susceptible to the onset of hypertension.
The calculator which can accurately predict whether a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop serious complications including a heart attack, heart failure and diabetic kidney disease.(Unsplash)
The calculator which can accurately predict whether a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop serious complications including a heart attack, heart failure and diabetic kidney disease.(Unsplash)

Novel risk calculator predicts when you will die

Washington D.C [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:00 PM IST
The calculator which can accurately predict whether a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop serious complications including a heart attack, heart failure and diabetic kidney disease.
Among women, Mumbai has the highest share of the overweight or obese people, followed by Chennai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.(Photo by Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)
Among women, Mumbai has the highest share of the overweight or obese people, followed by Chennai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.(Photo by Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)

How fit is India’s population?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 10:58 AM IST
According to the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), a person is considered to be thin or overweight or obese, if their BMI score is less than 18.5 or more than 25. BMI scores between these values are considered normal.
Researchers have found that low levels of a circulating hormone called adropin predict increased weight gain and(Unsplash)
Researchers have found that low levels of a circulating hormone called adropin predict increased weight gain and(Unsplash)

Researchers find hormonal link between diet and obesity

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc [usa]
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Obesity is a growing public health crisis, bringing with it many serious risk factors, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Marijuana users less likely to gain weight despite munchies.(Unsplash)
Marijuana users less likely to gain weight despite munchies.(Unsplash)

Marijuana users less likely to gain weight despite munchies: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 04:08 PM IST
The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight.
Researchers found that overweight and obese individuals with MS have higher ceramide levels than people with the disease who are not overweight.(Unsplash)
Researchers found that overweight and obese individuals with MS have higher ceramide levels than people with the disease who are not overweight.(Unsplash)

Body mass index (BMI) plays significant role in progression of multiple sclerosis: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 02:55 PM IST
A recent study has identified a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese.
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, Washington D.c. [usa]
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.
Image for representation.(Shutterstock)
Image for representation.(Shutterstock)

Diabetes related to pollution, says 11-year China study on 88,000 people

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 10:31 AM IST
Long-term exposure to the major air pollutant PM2.5 increases the risk of diabetes, an international study conducted in China has found, linking pollution to a health risk rarely talked about.
India is also battling with an increasing population of people with unhealthy weight, which is leading to increasing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic kidney disease, which now account for 60% of all deaths.(Shutterstock)
India is also battling with an increasing population of people with unhealthy weight, which is leading to increasing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic kidney disease, which now account for 60% of all deaths.(Shutterstock)

Four stages of obesity, and how to reverse them

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 09:59 AM IST
The paper, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology said global obesity rates have been shooting up globally over the past four decades, with obesity in children rising from 1% in 1975 to 6–8% in 2016, and from 3% to 11% among men, and 6% to 15% among women in the same period.

Excess belly fat may shrink your brain: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Grey matter contains most of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells, while the white matter is filled with nerve fibres that connect the brain regions. Excess belly fat can probably shrink the grey matter volume in your brain, a new study finds.
The results of the study were published in the journal Sleep.(Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash)
The results of the study were published in the journal Sleep.(Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash)

Fixed bedtime, sufficient sleep may lead to healthier teens

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 12:24 PM IST
Having a fixed bedtime and getting sufficient amount of sleep from early childhood may lead to a healthy body weight in adolescence.
India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is finally tweaking its four-year-old Body Mass Index (BMI) norms that were widely seen as discriminatory, making them uniform for cockpit and cabin crew, irrespective of gender.(File Photo)
India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is finally tweaking its four-year-old Body Mass Index (BMI) norms that were widely seen as discriminatory, making them uniform for cockpit and cabin crew, irrespective of gender.(File Photo)

‘Weight Ends’: DGCA ends gender bias, restores uniform Body Mass Index for crew

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 08:11 AM IST
Cabin crew members who are overweight under the new guidelines will be given three months’ time to reduce weight. If they fail the second test, they will be given six more months.
Representational image of workplace bullying that can also be the cause of cardiovascular diseases.(Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash)
Representational image of workplace bullying that can also be the cause of cardiovascular diseases.(Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash)

Bullying, violence at work ups heart disease risk: Study

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:51 PM IST
After adjusting for age, sex, country of birth, marital status and level of education, the researchers found that those who were bullied or experienced violence (or threats of violence) at work had a 59 per cent and 25 per cent higher risk of CVD respectively compared to people who were not exposed to bullying or violence.
Obesity in children causes their sluggishness and poor performance in school(Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash)
Obesity in children causes their sluggishness and poor performance in school(Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash)

Childhood obesity linked to poor performance in school

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 11:57 AM IST
When compared to children with a normal BMI, obese youth may be less likely to develop healthy relationships, positive attitudes, a sense of purpose and responsibility, and interest in learning
There’s a definite link between weight loss and breast cancer.(Shutterstock)
There’s a definite link between weight loss and breast cancer.(Shutterstock)

Weight loss in postmenopausal women can cut down risk of breast cancer

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Here’s how you can lower your risk of breast cancer after menopause.
Latest research shows that those who have a high-quality, less inflammatory diet, and/or low BMI (Body Mass Index) may respond better to treatment for bipolar disorder.(Shutterstock)
Latest research shows that those who have a high-quality, less inflammatory diet, and/or low BMI (Body Mass Index) may respond better to treatment for bipolar disorder.(Shutterstock)

How your diet and weight may impact your bipolar disorder treatment

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Diet and BMI may play a role in the treatment of bipolar disorder and other mental health issues, says this 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.
Higher levels of vitamin D in the body are associated with lowered breast cancer risk.(Shutterstock)
Higher levels of vitamin D in the body are associated with lowered breast cancer risk.(Shutterstock)

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency can raise risk of breast cancer

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Breast cancer: Higher levels of vitamin D can reduce risk of breast cancer mortality by 50% in women with lower body mass index (BMI), says a new study.
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