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Basic foods used in diet that result in Weight Gain

Majority of the people around the globe are experiencing obesity, or termed as overweight. In order to control their fitness issues, people indulge into physical activities, including gym, yoga, swimming, running, cycling etc. But the main factor behind weight loss is correct eating, portion control or dieting along with physical training. An exercise is a total waste without any diet, or correction in food consumption. There are plenty diet foods, which are labeled as “low-fat,” “low-calorie” or “fat-free,” and mostly…

Half of Americans trying to lose weight: study

WASHINGTON: Half of the adults in the United States are trying to lose weight, according to a study published Thursday, with more women than men seeking to shed a few pounds. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 2013 through 2016, found that 49.1 percent of Americans aged 20 and older had tried to lose weight in the last 12 months. A higher percentage of women -- 56 percent -- had tried to lose weight than men -- 42 percent. Nearly six out of 10 women between the age of 40 and 59…

Mexican toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

TECOMÁN: Like any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over $200 a month. And doctors do not yet know why young Luis Manuel is so huge. Mexico leads the world in childhood obesity and diabetes, and Gonzales is an extreme example of this unwelcome distinction. At birth, he weighed 3.5 kilos,…

Risk of irregular heart rhythm rises with weight and age: study

The risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm increases as people age and become overweight or obese, spiking after age 50 for men and age 60 for women, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on almost 80,000 people, ages 24 to 97, in four European studies. When they joined the studies, none of the participants had atrial fibrillation. After following half of the participants for at least 13 years – and some of them for nearly 28 years – researchers found that 4.4% of the women and 6.4% of the men had…

40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight

WASHINGTON: About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States -- more than 630,000 in all -- are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed focus on prevention. In a nation where 71 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, the findings by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "are a cause for concern," said the agency's director Brenda Fitzgerald. "A majority of American adults weigh more than recommended -– and being overweight or obese puts people at higher…