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Being obese may increase the risk of mental health issues in teens: Study

For the study, the team involved 48 teenagers (73 per cent girls), with an average age of 15 and an average BMI of 42, which is severe obesity

Published on 20th January 2021
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Every year, obesity kills at least 2.8 million people worldwide

Obesity rates have nearly tripled since 1975 and have increased almost five times in children and adolescents, affecting people of all ages

Published on 4th March 2020
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Healthcare experts warn that children could face higher rise of obesity during pandemic

The latest National Family Health Survey, which was conducted in 22 states in pre-pandemic times, presented a dire picture of nutrition of children in the country

Published on 21st March 2021
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Here's how eating habits could cause child obesity

The global rate of overweight/obesity among school-age children and adolescents has risen from 4 per cent in 1975 to 18 per cent as of 2016, according to the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration

Published on 23rd January 2021
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High-sugar diet in adolescence can impair memory later, shows new study

While previous research linked high-sugar diets with obesity and heart disease and even impaired memory function, less is known about its effects on mental development

Published on 3rd April 2021
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Late-childhood obesity associated with low-quality maternal diet during pregnancy

To examine the effects of maternal diet on the likelihood of childhood obesity and excess body fat, the authors analysed data collected from 16,295 mother-child pairs

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Mind screening session for students in T'Puram from this academic year

The initiative has come in the wake of reports showing a spike in mental disorders and NCDs like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and others among students

Published on 29th May 2019
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Mystery Decoded: Study explains why your children go gaga over junk food

Childhood obesity continues to be a significant public health concern globally, even occurring simultaneously with food insecurity in many countries

Published on 7th March 2018
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Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19

Multiple studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased severity of influenza A, higher viral titers in exhaled breath and prolonged transmission of the virus

Published on 16th July 2020
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Parents' food choices help develop child's food habits, says study

Food systems with calorie-dense and nutrient-poor meal offerings are a major factor contributing to global obesity and are a major challenge to parents of young children

Published on 9th August 2020
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Probiotic supplements plus controlled diet may help manage childhood obesity: Study

These findings suggest that probiotic supplements and a calorie-controlled diet may help manage obesity in the younger population and reduce future health risks, such as heart disease and diabetes

Published on 8th September 2020
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Researchers find hormone to switch off hunger and tackle obesity

The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used as a potential treatment in people with obesity whose natural signals for feeling full no longer work

Published on 28th November 2020
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Study says that COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

The study, published in April in Obesity, examined 41 overweight children under confinement throughout March and April in Verona, Italy

Published on 4th June 2020
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Study shows short walks near water bodies could benefit mental health in addition to physical well-being

Numerous ISGlobal studies have identified health benefits associated with green spaces, including a lower risk of obesity, better attention capacities in children, and slower physical decline in older

Published on 12th July 2020
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Study suggests why portraying humans as healthy machines can backfire

To combat obesity, governments, marketers, and consumer welfare organizations often encourage consumers to make food choices more rationally

Published on 11th February 2021

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