18 Nov 2020
More than four billion people could be overweight by 2050, with 1.5 billion of them obese, if the current global dietary trend towards processed foods continues, a first-of-its-kind study predicted Wednesday.
12 Aug 2020
An overweight Chinese man was saved from plunging down a well by his oversized belly. The 28-year-old man, who was identified only by his surname Liu and weighs 19 stone, became stuck at the opening of the well and had to be rescued by firefighters. Liu got stuck in the well at his home in…
8 Jun 2020
A hotel owner has been accused of discrimination after an online disclaimer said guests weighing over 20 stone should not book. Hotelier Angelika Hargesheimer reportedly advised guests hoping to stay at her Beachhotel Sahlenburg in the beachside town of Cuxhaven, Germany, that the "interior is not suitable for people with a bodyweight of more…
31 Dec 2019
While obesity or overweight has its negative health implications, study has found that it could also help cancer patients beat the disease, as fat people respond better to a powerful immunotherapy drug.
9 Sep 2019
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…
6 Dec 2017
The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (December 1).…
14 Apr 2017
Migraine sufferers could prevent the misery of severe headaches by staying at a healthy weight. United States (U.S.) scientists have found being obese raises the risk of migraines, which can last up to three days, by 27 per cent.