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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 depre ion and their mental health can worsen further as they are often made fun of and teased by their cla mates, according to a study. Being t...
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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...
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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'.
Your video "Dear Fat People" recently went viral, and even lost you a film job. While I am sure you are a lovely person, it's a shame I can't say the same about your video. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and while you had no qualms about sharing yours, I thought it's time I share mine. As a former "fat" person, I have a few areas of concern I wanted to address...
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NEW DELHI—To deal with increasing obesity among children, a government-appointed committee has suggested a slew of measures including ban on sale of junk food in and around schools. The Committee on C...
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In an age when complex diseases unknown to man are surfacing every other day and the cost of medical treatment is sky high, it is imperative that India's youth remains fit and agile. Severe ailments that are diet-related can be easily avoided with proper food awareness, weight management, clean habits and adequate precaution.
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How are local consumers supposed to make smarter food choices if there aren't products available? To my surprise, though, I did find some relatively healthy options to replace saturated fats, sugary bars and maida pasta at the recent Nutra India Summit. Here's my take.
Parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their kid is overweight unle they are at very extreme levels of obesity, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist shows. Moreover, th...