Excess weight linked to higher risk of death from cancer, heart disease, others
People who are over or underweight may be at greater risk of death than previously expected, scientists say. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom (U.K.), researchers analysed data from around 3.6 million people to make the conclusion. They found having a high Body Mass Index (BMI) - over 25 - is linked…
‘Blood pressure drug does not trigger tumour in short term’
A blood pressure drug recalled worldwide amid fears it could cause cancer does not increase the risk of the disease in the short run. Valsartan, which can be prescribed under the brand name Diovan, was recalled in 22 countries, including the United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (U.K.), in July. A change in manufacturing in…
Lifestyle modification essential to managing cholesterol
Cholesterol is an essential substance in the human system. Of two types, it is important to have the knowledge to balance both. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, Dr. Akinsanya Olusegun-Joseph, a Consultant Cardiologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) enlightens on cholesterol, how to balance and manage it. What is Cholesterol? Cholestrol is a…
Herbal teas in the management of obesity - Part 2
This is one of the most effective teas for weight loss. Green tea is full of natural antioxidants known as catechins. These are polyphenols and the most effective is EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate).
Herbal tea in the management of obesity
Obesity is fast becoming an epidemic all over the world. Indeed it is a serious health problem in the United States of America and as reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 33 per cent of adults and 15 per cent of children and teenagers in America are obese. Looking…
22% Of The World May Be Obese By 2045
In 27 years from now, almost a quarter of the global population will be obese, researchers said Wednesday, warning of the mounting medical bill. If current trends continue, 22 percent of people in the world will be obese by 2045, up from 14 percent last year, according to research presented at the European Congress on…
Weight loss breakthroughs
It may sound like fantasy – but you could soon eat burgers, chips and pizzas every day without getting fat.
80% of hair products linked to cancer, infertility, obesity
Nearly 80 percent of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, new research suggests. Up to 78 percent of relaxers, which are used to permanently straighten hair, contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, known as parabens, a United States (US) study found. Past studies suggest parabens, which are used as preservatives,…
Minimising age-related ailments
More than nine in 10 older adults have some type of chronic disease, and almost eight in 10 have more than one. So chances are, you’ll have one sooner or later. But there are things you can do to live a healthier life.
Wide waist with 'normal weight' bigger risk than obesity: study
People of "normal" weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines.
How obesity increases risk of 13 different cancers in young adults
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, United States (U.S.), researcher has compiled evidence from more than 100 publications to show how obesity increases risk of 13 different cancers in young adults.