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body mass index (BMI)

Increased BMI maybe harmful for mental health

New study explored the impact of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood pressure.

27 Sep 2018 1:03 PM

Losing weight could lower risk of secondary infertility

Secondary infertility is a common form of infertility that is not many are aware of.

20 Aug 2018 6:26 PM

Body mass index linked to blood pressure: Study

Researchers conducted the study on 1.7 million Chinese men and women

19 Aug 2018 9:35 AM

Higher BMI associated with lower breast cancer risk

The drivers of breast cancer risk can be different for young women compared to older women.

22 Jun 2018 3:03 PM

Exercise can reduce genetic effects of obesity in older women

Researchers say exercise can mitigate the genetic effects of obesity.

05 Jun 2018 2:43 PM


Reducing meat consumption could help prevent obesity: Study

Analyses showed that participants who had higher scores on the plant-based diet index had a lower BMI over the long term.

25 May 2018 1:30 PM

Married couples share the risk of diabetes: Study

A man, whose wife had a BMI of 30, had a 21 per cent higher risk of developing diabetes than men whose wives had a BMI of 25.

23 May 2018 5:29 PM

Obese people more likely to take up smoking: Study

Here is what a new study has found.

17 May 2018 4:00 PM

Urban design responsible for promoting childhood obesity?

Pedestrian-friendly amenities are thought to have a greater impact in high-density neighbourhoods.

30 Mar 2018 4:57 PM

Freezing this nerve can kindle weight loss

This nerve, located at the base of the esophagus, is one of several mechanisms that tell the brain that the stomach is empty.

21 Mar 2018 4:24 PM


Brisk walking may cut heart failure risk in women

Women walking at an average or fast pace showed a 26 and 38 per cent lower risk of heart failure.

04 Mar 2018 3:14 PM

Diabetes reason behind rise in cancer cases worldwide: Study

Here is what a new study has found.

30 Nov 2017 9:13 AM

Postmenopausal belly fat, a key cancer driver

Find out more.

10 Sep 2017 9:31 AM


Less sleep may increase diabetes risk in children: study

Sleep duration was also inversely related to insulin resistance and blood glucose.

16 Aug 2017 1:08 PM

Moms-to-be, you may be putting your sons at risk

Researchers investigated whether maternal pre-pregnancy BMI is associated with behavioural problems among children.

13 Jul 2017 1:45 PM

Obesity can boost infection risk post bypass surgery

The findings will help researchers develop tools to help decrease the risk of infection.

21 Jun 2017 8:51 AM