Study links obese teenage girls to lower grades

A study by researchers from universities of Strathclyde, Georgia, and Bristol has linked obesity in adolescent teenage girls to lower grades in school. This is certainly the most comprehensive study linking obesity and education to be published on International Journal Of Obesity with of 6000 children aged 11 measured.466 girls were classified as obese and […] Read more »

Gastric band surgery reverses the aging process

Weight loss surgeries like gastric band are classified as cosmetic surgery but recent studies show that surgeries like these have lot more to offer than just a slimmer body. Researchers at the Stanford Medical Center say that those who had undergone gastric band surgery have shown signs of reversed aging and enjoy other health benefits. […] Read more »

Chart Shows America’s Obesity Epidemic

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease has released a chart showing the alarming increase in obesity in America to epidemic proportions. According to a recent study, 66% of America is overweight or obese. Every third American agrees that Obesity is the most important health problem facing the country and a total of $147 billion has been […] Read more »

Night shift work causes weight gain and metabolic syndrome

Our lifestyles are going through radical changes and their impact on our health has pretty much been an after thought. Little did we know that we are increasing our chances of diabetes, obesity and other metabolic diseases if we stay awake during nights. In a study titled “Circadian Rhythms and Metabolic Syndrome” researchers Eleonore Maury, […] Read more »

America is consuming less sugar than a decade ago.

In a recent economic research service study,USDA has found that America’s sweet tooth might be on the decline. It is a shot in the arm for health advocates who want America to take “sugar menace” to its heart. America’s sugar tooth has been blamed for the increasing obesity and diabetes epidemic that is forcing the […] Read more »

Saturated fat debate – Is it good or bad ?

Ever since the BMJ published this article “Saturated fat is not the major issue”  it has become the most debated topic in health and lifestyle circles with experts taking sides and laying down arguments that counters the other. In his article on BMJ Dr. Aseem Malhotra, interventional cardiology specialist registrar, Croydon University Hospital, London said […] Read more »