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News tag: overweight


Drinking coffee may prevent development of liver cancer

26 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Drinking coffee, in addition to eating fish and exercising regularly, could potentially protect from liver cancer, new study found. Scientists at World Cancer Research Fund examined numerous studies involving 8.2 million people also determined that having more than three alcoholic drinks poses an increased risk of causing liver cancer. Amanda…


Obesity in grandmothers transfers to grandchildren

26 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Obese women will likely guide their grandchildren into a life of obesity as well, new research has found. Scientists in the School of Public Health of University of Queensland (UQ) led by associate professor Abdullah Mamun have investigated how grandparents and parental health, lifestyle, and socio-economic status promote a family…


Obesity’s link to colon cancer

25 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Being overweight has been associated with health issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and an elevated risk of diabetes or heart disease, but a new condition joins the list: colon cancer, new research suggests. Most of the time, when we think of obesity, we see the immediate body…


One in four teens in Australia is either overweight or obese

19 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A recent report by Australia's National Secondary Student’s Diet and Activity Survey reveals that Australian teenagers spend too much time in front of electronic devices. The survey indicates that 77 percent of teens spend more than the two hours of screen time per day, and on weekends, the percentage exceeds…


Is fat a primary taste? Scientists rekindle the debate

9 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Aside from the well-known and widely accepted sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami tastes, increasingly compelling evidence suggests fat is good candidate for the sixth taste title. Australian scientists from Deakin Unversity, Melbourne, debate the matter in the Flavour Journal, where Russell Keats and Andrew Costanzo, go through the evidence…


No physical exercise worse than obesity

15 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A sedentary lifestyle may be twice as deadly as being obese, according to a new study Even a little exercise, such as a brisk 20-minute walk each day, is sufficient to reduce the risk of dying early by as much as 30 percent, study authors added. Ulf Ekelund, lead author…


Overweight no longer a problem with new magical ingredient

12 Dec, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Trying to meet society’s growing expectation for miraculous anti-obesity measures, researchers have come up with a new technique to trick your brain into thinking you are full. The new ingredient is based on propionate, a substance known to activate certain gut hormones, altering the brain’s perception on fullness. The studies…


Bariatric surgery eases urinary track symptoms

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Bariatric surgery, or the weight loss surgery, may lower the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms among obese people. Obesity in both men and women is associated with lower urinary tract symptoms related to urinary frequency and urgency such as bladder leakage and incomplete bladder emptying. Francois Desgrandchamps,…


Obese people face daily stigma

27 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People in Australia having a weight problem face constant ridicule, being looked at, and considered lazy and over-indulgent. Additionally, they receive daily negative comments, according to a new study. Researchers University of NSW equipped 46 obese adults with a digital device that recorded daily details of each bias stemming from…


South Asian boys in Canada more prone to obesity

20 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Compared to their colleagues, boys of South Asian descend are three times more likely to get overweight, according to a Canadian study led by a researcher of Indian-origin. Ananya Banerjee, lead researcher from Women's College Hospital in Toronto said: "Our findings are alarming. From a young age, South Asian boys…