Air Pollution And Obesity Are Closely Linked According To A Research


Obese Children Are More Likely To Develop Asthma, Claims Study

According to research, air pollution and obesity are closely linked. Around 39.8% of children in Delhi were obese as compared to 16.4% in Kottayam and Mysuru where the quality of air is better. The researchers claim that obese children are 79% more likely to develop 'asthma'. “The burden of asthma is also much higher... a prevalence of nearly 40% among boys,” said Arvind Kumar, founder of Lung Care Foundation.

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 02:19 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: obesity, Pollution, Research Study, Air Pollution

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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India's Cookbook For Post-Bariatric Surgery By Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker

Bariatric Recipes is a global cookbook co-written by bariatric surgeon Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is one of the first Indian recipe books written for the post-bariatric diet. "Indian diet is unique and different from its western counterpart where a lot of cookbooks are available," Dr. Bhasker stated. Bariatric surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that has been gaining attention worldwide due to the rising cases of obesity-related problems… read-more

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 02:43 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Bariatric surgeon, post-bariatric surgery diet, Aparna Govil Bhasker, Bariatric Recipes - A Global Cookbook, Weight Loss, obesity

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Inactivity, Obesity, High BP More Prevalent In Urban Indians: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research, in its national non-communicable disease survey, has indicated that 51.7% urban adults are physically inactive, in contrast to 36.1% rural adults. Among 10,569 people (aged between 18-69 years) surveyed, prevalence of obesity and overweight in urban areas was 11.2% and 42.5% respectively against for rural areas' 3.7% and 18%. The report also suggested that high blood pressure was more common in urban… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 12:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ICMR, National Non-Communicable Disease, obesity, Blood Pressure, Rural India, Urban India

Courtesy: The Tribune

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High Fructose Diet May Impair Immune System: British Study

A high sugar fructose diet might hamper the proper functioning of immune systems, a study administered by British scientists revealed. The study published in the journal 'Nature Communications' explains that fructose inflames the immune system, consequently damaging cells and tissues, and impairing the immune system's ability to counter diseases. Conventionally associated with obesity, type-2 diabetes, and liver ailments, Fructose is… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 09:18 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Fructose, Immune System, Sugar, obesity, Diabetes

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Obesity Can Fuel Alzheimer's Disease, Adversely Affect Brain Health: Study

Obesity can adversely affect brain health and stimulate Alzheimer's disease, revealed a latest research compiled by the University of Sheffield and the University of Eastern Finland. The study found that obesity could expedite neural tissue vulnerability and make one's brain susceptible to several brain-related conditions. Further, the findings suggested that timely prevention of obesity and maintenance of a healthy weight through exercise… read-more

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 08:22 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: obesity, alzheimer's disease, brain health, Univerity of Sheffield, University of Eastern Finland

Courtesy: Express UK