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Health experts feel youngsters have been consuming a lot of trans fat of late, in the form of burgers, pizzas, bakery products etc.(Photo: iStock)

Lesser trans fat, more health benefits! Experts hail new move

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to reduce the permissible limit of trans fat level in packaged foods from 5% to 3%.
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Representational image(UNICEF)

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

By Asian News International| Posted by Nishtha Grover | Washington
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.
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Leptin may play a stronger role in weight control in children, than adults. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Leptin may play a stronger role in weight control in children, than adults. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Child weight gain linked to ability to produce leptin: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Children having African ancestry are more prone to developing obesity if they possess a genetic variant that reduces their ability to produce the hormone leptin.
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The society misconceptions that say people with more than 50 years of age cannot lose weight have been contradicted with recent research by Warwickshire Institute.(Unsplash)
The society misconceptions that say people with more than 50 years of age cannot lose weight have been contradicted with recent research by Warwickshire Institute.(Unsplash)

‘Age should be no barrier to the lifestyle management of obesity’, study finds

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Obesity is also linked to increased mortality and poor well being which makes it important for people with bad eating habits to pay more attention to their lifestyle.
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Most people tend to take knee issues lightly because they are so common
Most people tend to take knee issues lightly because they are so common

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh: Return To Training After A Knee Injury

By Kamal Singh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The knees are load bearing joints, so there is a certain protocol to follow
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Back pain or injury is tricky as almost anything done in the gym can have an effect on it
Back pain or injury is tricky as almost anything done in the gym can have an effect on it

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: How to work out post back injury

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:58 AM IST
After rehabbing it is actually possible to return to your regimen
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Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai actor Subuhii Joshii talks about battling weight issue and depression.
Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai actor Subuhii Joshii talks about battling weight issue and depression.

Subuhii Joshii: I was depressed; from putting on weight, losing work, to being in an abusive relationship, my life was a mess

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Actor Subuhii Joshi says that no one said anything to her directly during auditions, but later she would come to know that her body weight was the reason why she was rejected.
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It is a mistake to think that calves are just for show and just barely assist in walking and running(Shutterstock)
It is a mistake to think that calves are just for show and just barely assist in walking and running(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Growing calves into bulls

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:28 AM IST
It’s not just aesthetics, calf muscle-strength is crucial for overall fitness
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Lifestyle factors may affect sperm parameters, pregnancy and miscarriage rates.(Unsplash)
Lifestyle factors may affect sperm parameters, pregnancy and miscarriage rates.(Unsplash)

These tips can help men boost their fertility naturally

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:13 AM IST
When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But men are equal partners in conception, they contribute approximately 40-50 per cent of all infertility cases.
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Over consumption of alcohol is bad for the liver.(Unsplash)
Over consumption of alcohol is bad for the liver.(Unsplash)

World Liver Day 2020: 5 ways to keep your liver healthy

By Dr Veena Aggarwal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 09:58 AM IST
There has been a steady rise in the rate of liver diseases over the years. Globally, alcohol, NASH and viral hepatitis are the most common causative factors of liver diseases.
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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

By Saurabh Duggal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, 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
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An Archer’s push up can easily help increase strength and add muscle size while you are stuck at home(Shutterstock)
An Archer’s push up can easily help increase strength and add muscle size while you are stuck at home(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Keeping fit amidst the Corona virus scare

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:45 PM IST
With most gyms and other fitness centres being closed, here’s how you can still keep yourself fit within the confines of your home
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CRC is diagnosed through colonoscopy and biopsy.(iStock)
CRC is diagnosed through colonoscopy and biopsy.(iStock)

Colorectal cancer: Who should be screened and why?

By By Dr.Pinaki Mahato
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 09:18 AM IST
People should routinely undergo colonoscopy after the age of 50 years while those at an increased risk because of a medical or family history should begin screening before the age of 50.
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Globally, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second most in women.(Pexels)
Globally, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second most in women.(Pexels)

Can colorectal cancer be prevented?

By By Dr. Suman S. Karanth
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Simple lifestyle modifications like reducing body weight, increasing physical activity, and eating more fibre can go a long way in keeping the disease at bay.
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Taking stairs, playing football and getting good sleep: How Sonu Sood stays fit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The actor is a foodie and enjoy all kinds of cuisines
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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

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
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.
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The study also showed that eating a low-calorie breakfast increased appetite, specifically for sweets.(Unsplash)
The study also showed that eating a low-calorie breakfast increased appetite, specifically for sweets.(Unsplash)

Want to lose weight? Have big breakfast, light dinner

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT), is a measure of how well our metabolism is working, and can differ depending on mealtime.
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Eating right and exercising regularly is the best way to lose those extra kilos(Shutterstock)
Eating right and exercising regularly is the best way to lose those extra kilos(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Losing weight the right way

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 08:58 PM IST
Obesity leads to a variety of lifestyle diseases - eating right and exercising are the best ways to handle it
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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

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
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.
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A medical professor has said that maintaining lost weight is more important than losing more for achieving the ideal body weight.(Shutterstock)
A medical professor has said that maintaining lost weight is more important than losing more for achieving the ideal body weight.(Shutterstock)

Maintaining lost weight will help you to achieve ideal weight

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International, Busan
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 01:56 PM IST
He also said that all the people including patients and physicians believe that controlling obesity is a simple task and is about energy balance on controlling calories, Korea Biomedical Review reported.
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Dr David Ludwig

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 05:06 AM IST
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Zareen Khan is routinely trolled for her body weight on social media.(Instagram)
Zareen Khan is routinely trolled for her body weight on social media.(Instagram)

Zareen Khan on body shaming: ‘I am a wide structured person, can’t cut my bones off’

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Zareen Khan, who made her debut with Salman Khan’s Veer (2010), has had to face a constant barrage of criticism - over her body weight to being constantly told that she was a Katrina Kaif clone.
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Exercising before breakfast burns twice more fat than after.(Unsplash)
Exercising before breakfast burns twice more fat than after.(Unsplash)

Exercising before breakfast burns twice more fat than after

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 10:42 AM IST
People can have better control over their blood sugar levels by changing the timing of when they eat and exercise, according to a study which may help plan lifestyle interventions to counter diabetes and reduce body weight.
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Cats continue to gain weight till maturity.(Unsplash)
Cats continue to gain weight till maturity.(Unsplash)

Cats continue to gain weight till maturity

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:35 PM IST
As cats move from kitten phase to maturity, they tend to put on weight until they are eight years old on an average.
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Researchers analysed data from nearly 1,600 participants with Type 2 diabetes in an intensive weight loss study who lost at least 3% of their initial body weight.(Shutterstock)
Researchers analysed data from nearly 1,600 participants with Type 2 diabetes in an intensive weight loss study who lost at least 3% of their initial body weight.(Shutterstock)

Maintaining weight loss beneficial for diabetic patients

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Regaining weight previously lost is common and can deteriorate the initial benefits of lowered heart disease or stroke risks.
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The study also found that apart from weight stigma, body dissatisfaction stemmed from sexual objectification and appearance comparison.(Unsplash)
The study also found that apart from weight stigma, body dissatisfaction stemmed from sexual objectification and appearance comparison.(Unsplash)

Dating apps promoting weight stigma among gay men

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Since Grindr facilitates anonymity more than other apps, and because its pre-set body descriptions don’t acknowledge being overweight, most participants in the study perceived being overweight as a stigma.
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Squats are the best exercise if done in the right way.(Shutterstock)
Squats are the best exercise if done in the right way.(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Why the squat is the king of exercises

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 11:09 PM IST
Squatting is one of the most fundamental movement patterns of the body, and here are different exercises that you can try
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Prior studies have shown that one way to speed up the lipid turnover in the fat tissue is to exercise more.(Unsplash)
Prior studies have shown that one way to speed up the lipid turnover in the fat tissue is to exercise more.(Unsplash)

Why people gain weight as they get older decoded

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 03:10 PM IST
A recent study found that lipid turnover in the fat tissue -- the rate at which lipid or fat in the fat cells is removed, decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight.
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Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh(Reuters)
Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh(Reuters)

Lifter Ajay Singh creates new Commonwealth record

By Press Trust of India | Apia (Samoa)
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:06 PM IST
he 22-year-old, who is competing in the 81kg category, also smashed the national record in the clean and jerk event by lifting more than double his body weight (190kg) to score vital points at the Olympic qualifying event.
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The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)
The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)

Bombay high court dismisses PIL seeking orders to make school bags lighter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:42 AM IST
If the petitioner believed bags are still heavy, then students probably do not carry books as per the timetable but take all books which result in excess weight, the HC bench said.
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