Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Obesity

Obesity is stalking poor countries, where hunger once reigned

Low cost calories outsize the share in the nutrition provided to the population of developing countries.

How the average Indian’s emotional dependence on food is fueling widespread obesity

In 'Generation XL', one of India's leading bariatric surgeons, Dr Sanjay Borude explains how India's passion for food leads to a generational predisposition to obesity.

Creating awareness about fitness among youngsters in India is Virender Pahal’s first priority

The celebrity fitness and nutrition trainer is on a mission to help people stay fit. Modern lifestyle and changing parent-child relations may be making children obese, he says.

Obesity increases chances of Covid death across ethnicities: Study of 12.6 mn UK adults

South Asians with BMI 27 kg/m2 at same risk of Covid death as white people with 40 kg/m2, according to study by University of Leicester researchers, published in ‘Nature Communications’.

Mental health checks important before & after bariatric surgery, says Mumbai’s Dr Harsh Sheth

For best outcomes of bariatric surgery, both the patient and medical team should pay heed to counselling, encourage a positive mindset, and do regular follow-ups, he adds.

Want to boost your child’s growth? Replace rice with millets, says India-led nutrition study

Study — led by Dr S. Anitha, senior scientist, nutrition, at ICRISAT — is a review and analysis of 8 previously published studies. It was published in the journal 'Nutrients' this month.

Obesity is more than just calorie-in, calorie-out. Low carb diets aren’t enough

Good nutrition is beyond weight loss or theories. Obesity needs whole, practical, and sustainable diet planning.

Are you gaining weight? Get gut-healthy

Combinations of high trans-fat, high-refined carbs, and low dietary fiber diets lead to alteration in gut microbial composition, leading to harmful metabolic outcomes.

Obesity related to metabolism changes due to processed food, not overeating

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Overeating isn’t making you fat, it’s the other way round, new study claims

Study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says age-old 'energy balance' weight loss model does not address biological causes of obesity, proposes a 'carbohydrate-insulin' model.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.