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Lower obesity threshold in UK Asians: Experts

Experts have called upon to lower the threshold for being overweight and obese in British Asians.Indian health chiefs have carried out changes in measuring system to take into account that people......

Indians are not friendly to obese people

As their population grows in many countries, thanks to junk food and sedentary lifestyles, the world is broadening its attitude towards the obese. There are even contests like 'Miss Chubby' and......

Exercise won't make obese kids slim

Pushing your overweight child to exercise might be of no use, for a new study has revealed that exercising does not prevent childhood obesity.Experts believe that children are programmed to be......

Britain tops European obesity charts

Fast food and a sedentary lifestyle are fast turning Britons obese, with the British population becoming the fattest people in Europe, a survey has shown. In the survey compiled by the......

1 in 5 children in Delhi schools obese: Study

One in every five schoolchildren in Delhi is overweight as they love binging on fast food, says a study.The study, which was carried out in eight private schools of Delhi, by the Delhi Diabetes......

Samoa Airline charging obese passengers more

Travel light, is what Samoa Air is telling passengers quite literally, as the airline has become the first in the world to introduce "pay as you weigh" flights in which overweight passengers have......

Obese staff cost US firms $45 bn

Being obese is bad for your health as well as your company's. As large number of US citizens continue to battle obesity everyday, it's costing American companies an estimated $ 45 billion a year in......

Slimming up in Chandigarh

The obese in Chandigarh now do not have to spend money on slimming centres; now the job can be done for a few hundred rupees.A Delhi-based entrepreneur, Chandan Wadhani, has set up his shop 'Just......

Obesity can hurt your financial state!

Obesity is just not bad for overall health, it can also affect your financial situation! Being obese could cost a person tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages, according to a......

Air India wants to retain overweight cabin crew

As per the norms, a cabin crew member found overweight is deemed 'temporarily unfit' and given three months to reduce weight but allowed to fly. Air India has sought relaxation in the mandated......

'The need to lose weight affects women'

Prakash Kovelamudi's bi-lingual in Telugu and Tamil, titled Size Zero with Anushka Shetty and Arya is releasing this Friday, November 27. In this interview to Radhika......

Sridevi returns to Tamil cinema after 30 years

A lowdown on what's happening in the Tamil film industry. Director Chimbu Deven's Puli is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Left: Vijay and Sridevi in PuliStarring Vijay and veteran......

Review: The Big C is a must watch

There's really no reason why one should not watch The Big C, says Paloma Sharma. What if all you had was a year to live? Would you be angry? Sad? What you do before you're gone? What would you......

Review: Finding Fanny is wickedly fantastic

Finding Fanny strikes gold, raves Raja Sen. Some beholders like it big. Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a fine fetishist of the fleshy, spent decades drawing and sculpting the ornately obese, men......

Lord Patel is first British-Asian appointee to ECB

Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford, an OBE and a leading voice on health, social care and community cohesion in the UK, has become the first British Asian to join the England and Wales......
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More than 25 pc middle, low class Indians `beer-bellied`

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Washington, Nov. 27 -- Seems like obesity is no longer... ...
A run for students fitness

A 4.5-km run Fit Fun for middle school students will be organised by Trivandrum International School on Saturday. The run will start from Kowdiar... ...
At 142 kg, I couldn't sleep even for an hour

The breaking point came when I couldn't sleep even for an hour, says Ranjana Kumari as she speaks to The Hindu about her ordeal and health issues... ...
India third most obese country in the world

India is the third most obese country in the world with morbid obesity affecting 5% of population City doctors are warning that they are... ...
Chinarajappa flags off 2K Walk

Home Minister N. Chinarajappa on Thursday flagged-off a 2K Walk launched by the Apollo Hospitals to mark the World Anti Obesity Day. On the... ...

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