Think you’ve tried everything to battle obesity? This new discovery is for you

If you are tired of trying every means to fight obesity, then this new discovery might help you to rethink. Cells in the brain that may help control the hunger impulse have been discovered in a development, which could lead to new treatments for obesity, reports the Independent. The research adds weight to the evidence that eating is a surprisingly complex biological behaviour. According to Alexander Nectow, who published a paper about the study in the journal Cell, two new populations of cells have been identified in the brain that…

Read More

How to prevent obesity, eating disorders in teenagers

Parents must focus on a healthy balanced lifestyle for their children instead of focussing on weight or dieting in order to prevent obesity and eating disorder among teenagers, say new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines were developed in response to growing concern about teenagers’ use of unhealthy methods to lose weight.  Quick, substantial weight loss methods can trigger medical consequences such as unstable heart rate.Also, teenagers who diet in ninth grade are three times more likely than their peers to be overweight in 12th grade, the…

Read More

Ditch the artificial sweetener. It may increase risk of obesity and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Previous research has found that consuming artificial sweeteners may up diabetes risk. Many believe that it helps you minimise your calorie intake, but it has also been proven that instead of cutting back calories, it makes you eat more. Now, new research has linked artificial sweeteners with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity. The findings showed that artificial sweeteners or non-nutritive sweeteners may have negative effects on metabolism, gut…

Read More

Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease, suggests research

Obesity may put children at increased risk of hip disease, a condition that can cause life-long morbidity, suggests new research. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain, and often leads to a hip replacement in adolescence or early adulthood. “Ultimately this study helps us to better understand one of the main diseases affecting the hip in childhood,” said one of the study authors Daniel Perry from the Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, in…

Read More

Childhood obesity increases risk of hip disease in adolescence

A new study has found that childhood obesity can increase risk of hip diseases in adolescence. Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease in adolescents. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain and often leads to a hip replacement in adolescence or early adulthood. Senior author Daniel Perry and his team examined individuals under 16 with a diagnosis of SCFE between 1990 and 2013. Children with a SCFE experience a decrease in their range…

Read More

Our weekly wrap of key findings about obesity that you should know

Obesity numbers have more than doubled in 73 countries and surged elsewhere around the world. In an earlier report by the New England Journal of Medicine, in 2015, excess weight affected close to 30% of the world’s population. That included a lmost 108 million children and more than 600 million adults with a body mass index (BMI) above 30. From an increased risk of stroke and various types cancer, to post-surgery infection and fatty livers, here are five scary facts about obesity that you need to know about. 1) Teenage…

Read More

Obesity May Put Women at the Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity has become a global health concern with more than 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being obese or overweight, as per the World Health Organisation. Anything in excess causes complications and so is the case with your weight. Obesity or the abnormal and excessive fat accumulation can impair your health in many ways. It has been linked to diabetes, heart trouble, high blood pressure   and even strokes. A new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital in Denmark, shows that obesity may also hamper your bone health and can increase…

Read More