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TDEE calculator is essential to embracing a successful weight loss journey

Calculating TDEE is the first step towards getting a good physique and retaining optimum health and shape

30 Mar 2021 8:48 PM

Malnutrition-free India by 2022: Is it a realisable goal?

Over 800 women die every day in childbirth, and 20 per cent of them are from India.

25 Sep 2019 1:13 AM

Obesity in teenage can result in heart failure in adulthood

Overweight teens more likely to develop heart disease in adulthood: Study.

28 May 2019 11:00 AM

A weighty problem

Poor food and living habits are contributing to obesity, which in turn can lead to a host of ailments, including cancer.

12 Feb 2019 12:36 AM

Here’s link between weight loss, breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Women with weight loss greater than or equal to 5 per cent had a 12 per cent lower breast cancer risk.

09 Oct 2018 8:46 AM


Kids less likely to be obese if mothers stick to healthy lifestyle: Study

Risk of obesity was 56 per cent lower in children of women with a healthy body weight.

05 Jul 2018 6:19 PM

Survey finds 47 per cent slum dwellers overweight

This is also an alarm bell as about half of the surveyed population was young (between the ages of 25 to 44 years only)

09 May 2018 7:00 AM

The wonders frequent sauna could do!

Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke.

07 May 2018 8:18 PM

Skipping breakfast may cause weight gain, obesity

Infrequent breakfast consumption is associated with indices of central obesity and weight gain.

25 Apr 2018 8:34 PM

Exercise may lower risk of depression: study

The evidence is clear that people that are more active have a lesser risk of developing depression.

25 Apr 2018 4:26 PM


Belly fat may be putting your heart at risk, says study

Body mass index which is weight relative to height in kg/m2, is used to categorise adults as underweight, normal, overweight or obese.

21 Apr 2018 9:34 AM

Find out how childhood friendship can benefit health in adults

Boys who spent more time with friends as children tended to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men in their early 30s.

29 Mar 2018 8:27 AM

Study finds obesity increases risk of cancer in adolescents

Research found how obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age groups, and intensified cellular mechanisms promoting the diseases.

28 Mar 2018 11:12 AM

A tool for curing obesity

Don’t jump into surgical options if you or your loved ones are trying to lose weight. Ensure you understand the details before doing so.

18 Dec 2017 1:53 AM

No ‘cake’ for fat Indian Air Force men

Obese men to be ruled out of promotions, coveted posts.

22 May 2017 12:57 AM


Bye-bye size zero

The move is a welcome attempt for models who do nothing less than starving themselves to look like an ideal fashion model.

11 May 2017 12:30 AM

Alcohol doesn’t cause weight gain, after all!

If the latest study is to be believed, you do not need to give up on your favourite choice of tipple after all.

17 Mar 2017 12:21 AM

Age Exclusive: Sex education still a taboo for govt

Decision on content of Centre’s book for adolescents taken at ‘higher level’.

29 Dec 2016 1:04 AM

Air India clips wings of 25 obese female cabin crew members

The DGCA on May 2, 2014 had issued guidelines on ideal BMI for male and female staffers.

25 Nov 2016 1:30 AM