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Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. Key facts Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight…

Coronary Heart Diseases(CHD) are a major cause for deaths among adults across the world. In India, CHD is affecting an ever increasing number of the adult population year-on-year. Some of the reasons for this include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking and diabetes. CHD results in the narrowing of the coronary arteries – the blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. CHD commonly causes chest pain, shortness of breath or heart attack. CHD cannot…

Does your partner often complain about your snoring habits? You could be suffering from Sleep Apnea. Left unchecked, this could increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, obesity and motor vehicle collisions. Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by periods of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep. Each pause can last for a few seconds to a few minutes and can happen many times a night. In the most…

It is no secret that obesity is now almost a global epidemic. A majority of adults across the world are now either overweight or obese. This is largely due to factors like sedentary lifestyle, dietary imbalance and other unhealthy habits. In India, a person with Body Mass Index(BMI) greater than 27.4 is considered to be obese. Obesity can lead to various health complications like heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, cancer among others. However, obesity is easy…

Obesity is a major health problem worldwide and has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Evidence continues to accumulate that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The most widely accepted measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). This number is calculated by dividing a patient’s mass (kg) by his or her height (m2). A normal BMI is considered in the…

The proportion of Obesity in India has reached at a mass level in last two decades, it has become world’s third most obese country with more than 5% of the Indian population suffering from obesity and overweight issues. As a result of the colossal promotion of the packaged ready-to-eat food products, aerated drinks and junk by the Indian branches of those foreign goods , a monster which does not repel but attracts the masses, especially…

When it comes to obesity, you’ve read all about the dangers. You know about increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, back and joint problems, and many other conditions. But here’s one you may not know: Excess weight can hurt your chances of becoming pregnant. Obesity has a number of different effects on your fertility—as well as your partner’s. 1. Obesity affects your hormones When your body mass index goes past the overweight category (BMI of…

Pizza’s & Burgers and junk food joints have become a hot spot for children now a days to fill their tiny stomach’s. Well, pizza’s & the burgers taste nice and exciting but are unable to provide the nutrition that is required for healthy living. Obesity in children has tripled in the past two decades and an alarming concern for us to take note of the fact. The rate of development of mind and body in…