Obesity refers to increased body fat but it is not same as being overweight. A person who is overweight need not be obese but a person who is obese is overweight. Overweight is the term used for a person who weighs more. The weight can be muscle weight, bone weight or fat weight. But a person is said to be obese when he/she consumes more number of calories than the number of calories used by the body. If your Body Mass Index or BMI (calculated by dividing height by weight) is more than 30, then you are obese. Obesity is becoming a global epidemic not only in developed nations but also in developing nations like India. Obesity is linked to a host of lifestyle disorders like diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension and stroke. Easy availability of sugars and fats, messing with our body clocks and an increased sedentary lifestyle are responsible for obesity. Being overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths with at least 2.8 million adults dying each year due to them. In this section, you’ll find articles like the need to control obesity, hazards of being obese, childhood obesity etc. You can also look for ways to fight obesity, for ex: exercises for obese people, bariatric surgery, possibility of eating obesity without healthy diet and exercise, healthy food option to lose weight quickly.


5 ways obesity affects your chances of getting pregnant
- Debjani Arora
April 10, 2014 at 07:03pm
Trying to get pregnant but can't get results? Check on your weight, obesity can hamper conception in a big way.

Jalebi among the 8 most fattening and unhealthy snacks in the world!
- Agencies
April 10, 2014 at 11:11am
The ubiquitous jalebi makes it to the list of unhealthiest snacks around the world!

Men with waists 43 inches or greater 50% more likely to die younger!
- Sameer Jha
March 13, 2014 at 03:34pm
Can not squeeze yourself into trousers owing to a bulging belly? It is detrimental to your health even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a …

Could you be growing fatter because of anemia?
- Pavitra Sampath
March 12, 2014 at 06:42pm
Does anaemia cause obesity and memory loss? Anaemia is caused by deficiency of iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, etc. It is not uncommon for obese …

Spinach extract, flaxseed, green tea and more – foods that could help you lose weight
- Nirmalya Dutta
March 11, 2014 at 11:40am
A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist …

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What is making your kid obese?
- Debjani Arora
March 10, 2014 at 10:27am
The easy availability of junk foods like pizzas, fries, burgers which are high in unsaturated fats and are difficult to digest also add to the …

‘Heaviest’ British man sheds record weight in India!
- Editorial Team
March 04, 2014 at 06:57pm
A 31-year old Briton, who was the country's heaviest person three years ago, has shed a whopping 170 kg from 310 kg after undergoing bariatric …

6 surprising things that are making you fat (Gallery)
- Editorial Team
February 24, 2014 at 02:41pm
Also read: Fat to fit: Mega guide for losing weight the right way 10 foods for healthy weight gain 13 ways to boost your metabolism and lose …

7 reasons for breathlessness you probably didn’t know about
- Mita Majumdar
February 19, 2014 at 11:21am
Been feeling breathless lately? Here are the top 7 reasons you might be experiencing those symptoms.

Depressed children likelier to suffer from heart disease as adults
- Editorial Team
January 31, 2014 at 02:56pm
An early prevention and treatment of childhood depression can reduce adult cardiovascular disease, shows a study. Depressed children are likely to …

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