World  /  Published 28.07.20

Boris urges Britons to ‘lose a little weight’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain to lose “a little bit of weight” on Monday, using his own struggle with his weight before he contracted the novel coronavirus to encourage people...
By Reuters in London

Health  /  Published 13.01.19

Want to stop the diabetic epidemic?

By Dr Rahul Thakur in

Health  /  Published 23.11.19

Emotional toll of obesity

It is not an unusual sight in Indian families to see parents and relatives criticising an overweight kid. Of course, elders have a child’s best interest in mind. They intend to criticise in the hope...
By Anwar Wahhab in

Health  /  Published 03.03.20

To stay in shape, exercise and lift weights

To stave off obesity, we might want to both stride and lift, according to an important, large-scale new study of how different types of exercise affect the incidence of obesity. The study, which invol...
By New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 26.02.20

Battle of the bulge

I have tried all kinds of exercise to lose weight but to no avail.Maintaining correct weight is important. Excess weight and obesity eventually lead to a plethora of medical problems such as type 2 di...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.19

Look before you sip

Stay strongSir — It is interesting that the former South African opener, Herschelle Gibbs, feels that England and India are the two strong contenders for the World Cup. Their chances look good on pa...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 07.10.18

Alert on diabetes treatment hurdles

Delayed diagnosis, poor chronic disease management skills and faith in unproven traditional-medicine therapies are barriers to the effective treatment of diabetes in India and other South Asian countr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.08.19

Do we live in Fat India?

Narendra Modi, while launching the Fit India Movement on Thursday, did not lay out how his government would work to make citizens work out more.The Prime Minister's remark on Thursday that Indians had...
By in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 03.07.19

Can home cooking reverse the obesity epidemic?

Many nutrition experts blame processed foods for the obesity epidemic, suggesting that a return to home cooking would turn it around. But now some researchers are arguing that it oversimplifies the ob...
By Anahad O’Connor/ NYTNS in

Health  /  Published 01.01.19

Obesity? No, Syndrome X

Indians these days are becoming obese and developing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. What is worse, some are embarking on this downward spiral at a young age. They can lay the bl...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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