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PIA grounds 140 flight attendants for being overweight

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded 140 flight attendants for being overweight and excluded from promotions and the duty roster for July flights,...

Competition can help overweight people get moving

People who are overweight or obese may get more physical activity when they participate in step-counting contests than when they simply use activity trackers to monitor their own steps

Weight loss support helps people with fatty liver disease

People who have fatty liver disease related to being overweight may get the disease under better control when they get lots of support to lose weight

Overweight teen boys have higher risk of heart muscle damage

Men who were overweight as teens may be more likely to develop a rare type of heart muscle damage that can cause heart failure than men who maintained a healthy weight during adolescence

PIA mulls offloading overweight cabin crew from international flights

Report sought on flight attendants with excess weight

Obesity, overweight tied to shorter life: study

WASHINGTON: Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are...

Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer: researchers

MIAMI, UNITED STATES: Being overweight can raise the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, as well as certain brain and reproductive tumours, international researchers said on Wednesday.

Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight

CAIRO: Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Being overweight, obese cuts lifespan by one to 10 years: study

PARIS: Being overweight shaves about a year off one's life expectancy, a price which soars to about 10 years for the severely obese, a large-scale study reported Thursday.

Parents may not notice when children are overweight

NEW YORK: Many parents don’t realize when their children are overweight and so they fail to help the youngsters shed excess pounds, an Australian study suggests.

Five Ways to Reduce Fat Intake

Fat is an essential macronutrient used in the body for energy. Because the word fat is used to describe unsightly weight as well as a nutrient, it is mistakenly blamed for weight gain.

Moyes admits he did ban chips at United

LONDON: Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed he did ban players from eating chips during his brief stint at Old Trafford because he believed some of the squad were overweight.

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