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"The worst kind of assault that a patient’s family can do to a doctor."
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Daulatram Jogawat has undergone gastric bypass surgery and hopes to lose 100 kilos over the next 18 months.
The NFHS-4 says we're doing better on key health indicators, but there's a long way to go.
Egypt's Eman Ahmed is considered to be the heaviest woman in the world.
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Vowing to combat the rising levels of obesity, the state of Kerala recently imposed a 14.5% "fat tax" on fast food sold by branded restaurants. The move is hailed as an important decision towards public health by the country as it comes in the light of the WHO’s advocacy of using fiscal methods to curb obesity. However, a fat tax is just one step…
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many of us wake up every morning looking forward to a bowl of cornflakes or some other cereal. That's because we have been told that cereals are a healthy breakfast, and a great way to start the day. But is that bowl of cereal (usually eaten with milk and sugar) really the best way to kick-start your day? I'm not too sure about that.
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Recently, while strolling in an upscale Delhi mall with a friend, I spotted a young mother with a crying child. Then I overheard the flustered woman saying in Hindi, “Don’t cry… I’ll fetch you a burger right now.” Soon, the kid was quiet, gobbling down a burger and swigging a cold drink. Such scenes are not uncommon in urban environments. We think nothing of it when we see toddlers and young children munching on chips or other junk food.
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In a tragic incident, an elderly couple in Gujarat's Rajkot district died after the woman, who weighed around 128 kg, slipped and fell on her husband. According to a Times Of India report, on Monday,...
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"Fardeen Khan gives a fitting response to the trolls who fat-shamed him"..."Amy Schumer has the perfect comeback for the jerk who fat-shamed her"... These are the types of headlines we see every single day. If you happen to read the comments on these posts, you will see that they are, predictably, heavily divided. On the one side, we have the "you do you!" supporters and on the other side, we have the extremely concerned "fat is bad" folks.
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Obese children are likely to be introverts, are prone to depression and their mental health can worsen further as they are often made fun of and teased by their classmates, according to a study. Being...
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With my daughter starting school, the flock of stylish, fit moms I'd see daily made me re-evaluate my own appearance. Weeks passed by and then months of watching other women dressed up so impeccably in pleated dresses with polished shoes. My complex about my body expanded to include my clothes as well.
LONDON -- Your vocabulary may be making you fat, according to a new study. The research, conducted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, claims to have f...
We're not alien to how advertisements and magazines across the globe desperately--and successfully-- sell 'the perfect body'. People are goaded to feel ashamed of being overweight. Some of our film actors are a living example, many of whom lost 'oodles of weight' to enter the industry and 'fit in'.