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 living in deprived neighbourhood raises early death risk
People that live in a poor neighbourhood face a higher risk of ill health and early death, scientists say. And the longer the person stays stuck in a deprived area, the more likely they are to suffer the health consequences.
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.
7 Things You Should Never Say To An Overweight Person
To you, 'fat' may be just another three-letter word for you to throw around carelessly but what you don't realise is the fact that it is like a bullet in the loaded gun that is your mouth. Calling people fat or saying some off-hand discriminatory things to people based on size can have lasting effects…
Waist size, not body mass index, predicts coronary artery disease
For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. A new study indicates that it is the location of the fat that matters most, with abdominal fat representing the greatest...
How to lose, maintain healthy weight, by studies
Do you have potbelly? Are you having difficulties walking up the stairs? Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 25 or beyond 30 kg/m2? If the answer is yes, then you are overweight or rather obese. You need help
How maternal obesity causes childhood cancer, by researchers
A new study analyzed two million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57 percent more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood cancer prevention.
Seven must-have preventive health screenings for men
When it comes to men’s health, concerns can often take a backseat as men are more likely to forget their annual doctor visits. Most men are too busy trying to make money to take care of themselves and their families; others are busy working day and night to rise up the career ladder. There’s just…