Behaviour-modifying app can help obesity patients lose weight

According to a new study, the researchers have found that a behaviour-modifying app can help obese patients lose weight when integrated with health system resources. For the study, patients in a primary care clinic in the US used a free app called Track to monitor behaviour changes. Based on the patients’ weight data, the app prescribed personally…

Why people with asthma are at higher risk of obesity

While obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma, according to a study, people with asthma are also likely to become obese. The research indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity. According to the team behind the research, the relationship between…

Trick your mind into feeling young to slow down brain ageing

Ageing is all in the mind. A new study by Seoul National University in South Korea shows that feeling younger can not only improve your physical and mental health, but also slow down the rate of brain ageing. The findings indicate that elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain…

Obesity and depression, dependence on antidepressants may make you fat

Prolonged use of antidepressant may lead to increased risk of weight gain associated with high risk of many diseases including diabetes, heart disease and even cancers, say researchers. The study showed that normal weight and overweight people who took antidepressant for long time had a higher risk of being overweight or obese. “It’s important to…

Grandparents may be to blame for obesity in children

Could your parents be responsible for your child’s obesity? Yes, according to research. In the first study to examine the relationship between grandparent and grandchild abdominal obesity, investigators found a link between the two. The study found a consistent relationship between waist circumference in maternal grandmother and grandchild, with no relationship seen in other lineages….

Obesity during pregnancy, this is the ideal weight gain for mums-to-be

Most mothers are encouraged to eat healthy during pregnancy. This obviously means a fat-rich diet, so that your growing baby gets all the nutrition she needs. However, this also puts mothers at the risk of being obese. According to a recent study, there’s an optimal weight gain that’s recommended.The researchers devised a calculator to help…

Artificial sweeteners are not safe, can cause obesity and diabetes

While replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners may seem like a good solution to lose weight or prevent diabetes, you may want to rethink that. A host of studies have shown that artificial sweeteners could be harmful for your health. A new study done by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University shows that sugar…