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Being called ‘fat’ in early teens tied to later eating disorders for girls: study

WASHINGTON: For teen girls, being called “fat” by friends or family may contribute to later developing eating disorders, and the harsh word from family members seems to carry the most weight, a recent U.S. study suggests. Weight stigma - the negative stereotypes, social devaluation and pervasive mistreatment of heavier individuals - is strongly implicated in disordered eating, the research team writes in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Previous studies have found that being teased about weight is associated with…

‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

MIAMI: People who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said Tuesday. The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests a person's genetic makeup may cause health problems down the road. "People vary in their distribution of body fat -- some put fat in their belly, which we call abdominal adiposity, and some in their hips and thighs," said senior author Sekar Kathiresan,…

You can get rid of fat while reading a book

PARIS: Move over liposuction, the new fad in fat is freezing it. As plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauticians from around the world gather in Paris to analyse trends at the IMCAS aesthetic congress, here is some of what's new: Freezing fat... No cuts, no needles, no anaesthesia. With "coolsculpting", people can get rid of fat while reading a book, practitioners say. The procedure, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2010, involves placing a fatty part of the body -- say those love handles --…

Was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson really that fat in childhood?

WASHINGTON: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is well known for his wrestling character and muscled physique, but his physical transformation in one of his recent films was something you shouldn’t miss. In the film Central Intelligence, the former professional wrestler plays a CIA spy who was bullied in high school because of his weight. According to Entertainment Weekly, Rawson Thurber, the director of the comedy, revealed that they used special effects to superimpose The Rock's face onto Vine star Sione Kelepi's body for…

Too fat, too thin – report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide

Rates of obese or overweight people are rising in every region of the world, and in nearly every country, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report - an annual independent stock take of the state of the world's nutrition. Malnutrition comes in many forms - including poor child growth and development and vulnerability to infection among those who do not get enough food, and obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer risks in people who are overweight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, fat or cholesterol.…