Celebrities: Obesity



World Health Statistics 2012: One in six adults obese, one in three …

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As per WHO’s The World health statistics 2012 report,one in six adults obese, one in 10 diabetic and one in three has raised blood pressure. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO says “this report is further evidence of the dramatic increase in the conditions that trigger heart disease and other chronic illnesses, particularly in low and middle-income countries. [...]

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Obesity and diabetes link to child disorders

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9 April 2012 Last updated at 00:09 ET Obese women and those with Type 2 diabetes could be increasing their chances of having a child with autism or another development disorder, a US study suggests. Researchers at the University of California Davis said that high glucose levels during pregnancy could affect brain development in the [...]

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Obesity and diabetes link to child disorders

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9 April 2012 Last updated at 00:09 ET Obese women and those with Type 2 diabetes could be increasing their chances of having a child with autism or another development disorder, a US study suggests. Researchers at the University of California Davis said that high glucose levels during pregnancy could affect brain development in the [...]

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Obesity to cancer, just follow the st@r chatter

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MUMBAI: No cricket-crazy Indian must have missed all-rounder Yuvraj Singh’s post-chemotherapy picture splashed across newspapers or his victory Tweet about his cancer “almost way out of the system”. And, in between Yuvraj’s almost daily updates, Amitabh Bachchan last month ensured every Indian had access to his ill-health update as he tweeted from hospital. Clearly, the [...]

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Diabetes in children

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EARLY ONSET : Dr Anjana Hulse provides basic information about diabetes in children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that there are more than 346 million people worldwide suffering from diabetes. According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF), India tops the list with more than 50 million people with diabetes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) states that [...]

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Obesity, Diabetes Pose 1-2 Threat to Young Americans

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have long been concerned that increasing rates of childhood obesity could fuel a diabetes epidemic. Study results have now underscored that fear. Researchers have found that the length of time a person carries excess weight directly contributes to an increased risk for type 2 [...]

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Obesity, Diabetes Pose 1-2 Threat to Young Americans

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have long been concerned that increasing rates of childhood obesity could fuel a diabetes epidemic. Study results have now underscored that fear. Researchers have found that the length of time a person carries excess weight directly contributes to an increased risk for type 2 [...]

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Obesity a big concern in Perlis

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KANGAR: Food is everywhere in tiny Perlis. The border, where Thai food is king, is 30 minutes from the capital. Kuala Perlis is a haven for ikan bakar. Still, the biggest concern seems to be the invasion of nasi kandar outlets. State Health Department director Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman cited the craving for nasi kandar [...]

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Poverty and Obesity

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Opinion » Editorial: An Overdue Living Wage A new bill would lift thousands of New Yorkers above the poverty line. Article source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/opinion/poverty-and-obesity.html

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Obesity linked to poor mother-toddler bond

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(WebMD)  Tots who have a poor relationship with their moms are more likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, a new study shows. So just how does a toddler‘s less-than-stellar relationship with mom affect risk for being obese as a teen? The reasons are not fully understood, but study researchers suggest these [...]

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