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Scientists develop a new drug that prevents obesity

Obesity brings a lot of other health issues, thus we consider it as harmful. But recently, a new study claimed that obesity can be prevented by consuming the world-first pill which can stop the body from producing fat cells. According to the Deccan Chronicle report, scientists have managed to discover a protein that makes people fat. And if the drug becomes ... Read More »

Mother’s obesity may trigger early puberty risk in daughters

Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study. The results showed that maternal obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) and overweight (body mass index between 25 and 30) in mothers was associated with 40% and ... Read More »

Why our understanding of obesity treatment is limited

According to a research conducted by the George Washington University, despite high prevalence of obesity among US adults, provision of recommended treatments for obesity remains low. Providers cite lack of time, lack of reimbursement, and lack of knowledge as major barriers to treating patients with obesity. The study assessed health care professionals’ (HCPs) knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for non-surgical treatment ... Read More »

This anti-ageing protein may increase longevity and combat obesity, cancer

Scientists have revealed the three-dimensional (3D) structure of an anti-ageing protein, that may not only increase human lifespan but also help develop therapies for age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancers. The Klotho proteins — alpha and beta — named after the Greek goddess Clotho, who spun the thread of life, play an important role in the regulation of ... Read More »

Mums’ diet and lifestyle can affect child obesity

Lead author Karen Lillycrop said the study results could help develop strategies to prevent obesity as a child grows up. Stock picture A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA while in the womb caused by their mother’s “health, diet and lifestyle”, according to new research. Scientists at the University of ... Read More »

Eating Too Much Fish While Pregnant Raises Child Obesity Risk: Study

  Women who ate more than the recommended three servings of fish per week while pregnant gave birth to children at a higher risk of obesity. (Representational Image) Miami:  Women who ate more than the recommended three servings of fish per week while pregnant gave birth to children at a higher risk of obesity than expectant moms who ate less, ... Read More »

Will a tax on sugar cure obesity?

(Fotolia) Thirty-five years ago, I warned readers about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption and labelled sugar the “white devil”. The sugar industry was not amused, and complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons that I should be disciplined. I won, after a trying, difficult battle. How things change. Five countries currently have a sugar tax. Now the British ... Read More »