UK to unveil obesity plan after PM's near-death experience
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to roll out a £10 million anti-obesity campaign, including junk food advert bans...
Man Gains 100Kg During Five-Month Lockdown
Many countries were forced to go on lockdown in a bid to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown left many with ample time on their hands and for 26-year-old Zhou, it may have been too much time. The Chinese man who was recently labeled Wuhan’s fattest person gained a whopping 100 kilograms during the city’s…
Scientists Claim Being Fat Triggers Immune Response To Coronavirus
Scientists advising the United Kingdom government ministers are exploring potential underlying mechanisms that could increase the risk of death for obese patients. According to data from intensive care units, people of a healthy weight make up a minority of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Almost three quarters are carrying extra weight. In the report by The…
Why females live longer than males
*Certain community characteristics may affect life expectancy *Higher daily step counts lower mortality risk from all causes An international team of scientists studying lifespans of wild mammals have found that, just like humans, females tend to live significantly longer than their male counterparts. The researchers looked at the lifespans of 101 different species, from sheep…
Daily avocado intake improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity
A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found.
Overweight increases risk of cancers by 12%, fuels premature deaths
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark have found a 12 percent risk associated with being dangerously overweight.
How obesity damages blood vessels
Obesity damages the lining of blood vessels because fat tissue secretes a harmful protein, research suggests. Chinese scientists analysed more than 1,000 people with atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty deposits clog the arteries.
How high-fat diets contribute to irregularities in brain function
Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. A recent Yale University, United States...
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people, researchers find
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65.