Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Obesity

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.

Obesity and depression are related. The world is feeling the weight

As we have embraced Covid-appropriate behavior, adopting a healthy lifestyle should be our new normal too.

Countries with higher overweight population have more Covid deaths, finds report

Report by World Obesity Federation demonstrates how being overweight is a ‘highly significant predictor’ of developing complications from Covid-19.

Diabetes drug found to help cut body weight by 20% in people with obesity, study says

Semaglutide, developed by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, is approved in several countries including US, Canada & Japan as a medication for diabetes.

‘Historic’ reversal & ‘triple whammy’ — what NFHS data reveals about child nutrition in India

In episode 642 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the data from the National Family Health Survey 5 to highlight nutrition issues faced by the country.

People at higher Covid risk even if merely overweight and not obese, US CDC warns

Nearly 40% of American adults are obese, which the CDC tied to poor outcomes of the infection in late June, and about 32% are overweight, according to the agency.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.