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Obese? No problem, just reduce the size of your stomach!

obese kid unhealthy eating Most teens are resorting to this very option. With increasing intake of junk food and horribly unhealthy diets, the number of obese kids between the ages 14-18 has increased three fold. And now they are resorting to the option of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery is a procedure wherein the size of the stomach is reduced — often by . . .

Mobile Applications help you lose weight!!

Loseit Losing weight was never that easy. From dieticians to nutritionists to gym trainers, they all tell you the same thing. Eat less and exercise more, keep a watch on how many calories you intake and how many you manage to shed. But what if you had a real time monitor over how much you were consuming and how much you were . . .

Beware! Malaria is on the Rise

malaria is on the rise in India ‘3- fold rise in malaria this month’ scream headlines in a leading city publication. With Mumbai reeling under the Mumbai has recorded a total of 13,818 cases since July 1, it is reason enough to worry if one were to compare these figures to the 4830 cases reported last June. With 1.5 million cases of Malaria being reported in 2009, the . . .

Review: Rujuta Diwekar’s Don’t lose your mind, Lose your weight!

Rujuta Diwekar’s Lose your weight, Don’t lose your mind! During one of my monthly book buying binges at Crossword around 4 months ago, I came across this book called “Don’t lose your mind, LOSE YOUR WEIGHT” by author Rujuta Diwekar who is well known for being Dietician & Nutritionist for “the-size-zero­-Kareena-Kapoor”. Due to some books remaining unread, it took a little while for this book’s turn to come for . . .

All this Sitting is Killing Us!

sitting for long periods of time can increase your death risk! 20th century has seen many such inventions that have been aimed at making our lives easier. But while doing so, these inventions have also made us considerably lazy! And this laziness has spilled over to our professional and personal lives, where physical activity has taken a back seat in favor of sitting. While, we all thought that there was nothing . . .

Household cleaners increase risk of Breast Cancer

household cleaners can double the risk of breast cancer Be warned women! For your efforts to keep you house sparkling clean, might just double your chances of developing breast cancer. According to a research conducted on 1500 women by breast cancer researchers from the American Silent Spring Institute, it was found that regular exposure to a combination of various household products doubled the risk of breast cancer! The study, which . . .

Excellent Documentary on Why Thin People are Not Fat

Why Thin people are not Fat Haven't you heard of thousand studies and papers dissecting obesity and weight gain? But here is one that talks about why some people do not gain weight no matter how much they eat. Being an anmoly in a world of overweight people, it will be interesting to know what exactly helps them stay in shape while others around them struggle to put off . . .

Healthy Make Over for Major Food Cos.

healthy makeover for Major Food Cos. With Major Food Corporations being blamed for causing obesity, hypertension and cardiac problems by health activists and nutritionists, a majority of them are going in for a Healthy make-over. Leading the pack is the fast food giant McDonald’s which has plans of soon introducing its global ‘balanced active lifestyles’ in India, with the emphasis being on eating right and staying . . .

Male Menopause - The verdict is Out!

male menopause exists but affects only 3% of males Everyone’s heard about Female Menopause, but did you know that Male Menopause exists too! Yes its true, a study has found that some men experience a decrease in their hormone levels when they hit middle age, which in turn leads to menopause like symptoms such as a low libido and fatigue. A major difference that was observed between female menopause and . . .

TV watching leads to Junk Food Consumption in Kids!

TV ads are promoting junk food consumptions amongst Indian Kids which is leading to Obesity With obesity levels on the rise amongst children in India, a new study conducted by a Television channel (What’s On India) has found that the Idiot Box is a major contributor to kids becoming obese these days! The study found that most processed foods products were heavily advertising themselves on all children’s channels, leading to an upsurge in the demand . . .

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